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Romero’s Projects 2017-08-13T19:20:39+00:00
“It is the feeling an artist gets when that one supporter decides to buy a random copy of your movie at 2:47a.m. when you’re sitting there… awake… struggling…”
– Romero, #filmisfearless

Romero’s projects are his life line.  Without them, there is no point.

Often criticized by fans, internet provocateurs, self-proclaimed critics and armchair quarterbacks, it isn’t about this for me.  It is about creation.  It is about perpetual motion.  It is about evolving as an artist.  Romero’s path is always clear and his mission is always the same.  Turn out the best project possible that stays true to his values and beliefs as an artist and makes investors money back for them.  

THE RED

Sidney Graff was a typical, outdoor-loving, family-cherishing mother and wife until her world was turned upside down on a camping trip five years ago leaving her husband and son missing in Kentucky’s 42,000 acre Red River Gorge and her mind filled with holes about what happened.

Upon her discharge from a hospital, an event sparks a memory that spurs her to venture back into the gorge to find her son.

A skilled navigator and extreme outdoor enthusiast, Sidney is baffled when she can’t find her bearings or any sign of what the gorge took from her and is left with no choice but to call for help.  After days of rescue attempts and professionals trying to zero her location with no luck, Sidney’s mind begins to play tricks on her…

… but are the tricks just that simple, or are they a reality that she has left buried deep within her psyche for half a decade?

OUTLAWS & LUNATICS

Synopsis: In the rural country side, when a young couple, Johnny and his girlfriend, Yvonne, robbed the strip club, her abusive guardian, Big Daddy, owns, it started a horrific, downward spiraling chain of events, which no one could have predicted or ever imagined.

Proceeding the robbery, during a single night of uncanny coincidences and costly consequences, we follow a handful of unique characters, through this maze of deceit, abuse, love, hatred and murder, as they discover just how interwoven their lives truly are.

As the night unravels, everyone’s sorted pasts collide with one another’s at a secluded motel, leaving a bloody trail of heartbreak and revenge in its wake.

SUNKEN

A taught, claustrophobic thriller about a woman who spends her personal life with her family and her working hours as part of the seedy underworld of professional gamblers until she backs the wrong associate and ends up in the river figuratively and physically.  Cast to the bottom of the ocean and bound to cinder blocks with limited amounts of oxygen, Harley, her husband and their daughter are faced with the impossible task of saving their own lives and the insurmountable challenge of working through their family problems and trust issues without the ability to speak to one another and while they work against the clock to free themselves and escape the clutches of the evildoers who put them in their predicament for the purposes of deepening their pockets through a sadistic night of off-shore betting.

ORIGINS

Born from a love for his father’s work (and his father), Romero the Younger, was once asked what kind of zombie film he would love to make.  “Origins” was his response.  A definitive and true origin tale of the ghouls made famous by his father in 1968, Romero’s tale is one of deception, revenge and corruption that spans the six year period leading up to the fateful events of “Night of the Living Dead.”  With roots in actual historic events and voodoo studies from the sixties, the second generation of Romero is about to tell the next generation story of his father’s creation!

AMERICAN DRIFTINGS OF AN ANTI-HERO

Romero and Beverley take to the road this summer for Beverley’s 2016 Lone Wolf Tour. This marks Beverley’s first solo tour. In addition to taking on the role of tour manager for the summer, Romero is currently in pre-production on a very personal and inside look at the life of a touring artist that will take form as a documentary about the summer-long odyssey shared by two brothers, one a life-long musician and the other a life-long filmmaker and both artists who dedicated themselves to the actual lifestyle long, long ago and have walked the minimal life for the sake of their passions.

LI’L MULLIGAN: KID ZOMBIE

Romero’s work with Rob Mulligan has proven creatively satisfying time and time again; and this time was no different.

Li’l Mulligan written by Romero to be a message for kids everywhere about the power and strength that eventually comes with being different in the way we look at the world.

The story of Li’l Mulligan takes place over years and teaches readers the importance of patience, accountability and strength of character.

Romero is quoted as saying “I was with a friend for lunch who had children and as I watched them play, I realized they weren’t playing cops and robbers like we used to when I was a kid… they were playing humans vs. zombies.”

We have tried to create a children’s concept for the new generations to come!

ZOMBIES

Along the lines of finding amazing projects to present that I think have come from the truest place from which an artist can create, I was approached by a guy named Hamid Tourabpouor when he was setting out to create his first feature film, Zombies.  Clearly the initial contact was from the association with the family legacy, at least I thought.  As it turns out, it doesn’t matter if that was the reason he dialed the phone because in keeping with my philosophy that your creative will put you where you need to be when you need to be there, Hamid and I became instant friends as we began to speak and connect on the level of two entrepreneurs talking about product exposure and other boring shit to people who don’t do what we do.

Anyway, Hamid’s commitment to his project and his goals as an artist were inspiring to me after more than a decade of meeting and speaking with people who were, well… not of the same committed ilk.  We quickly connected on an entrepreneurial level and I did what I could to offer him some guidance for his first time in the director’s chair.

A few phone calls later and he was knee deep in production… and I was proud of him.

Not long after that, Hamid asked if I would be willing to join his project but it seemed douchy to jump in at that point so I told him I’d be honored to present his film.

Now, I’m proud to announce that he has finished Zombies and it will be coming your way very soon and man, I can’t wait for you guys to see this one!

RADICAL

One of Romero’s most anticipated passion projects, “Radical” marks the third time he has worked with Sizemore and is a project that was inspired by Romero’s outrage toward homegrown terrorism.  The project was written, pre-produced, cast, re-written, shot and cut within thirty (30) days as a self test to see if he could pull it off.  Romero worked with long time business partner, BJ Hendricks and friend, Ford Austin, both of whom starred in the film opposite each other and on opposite sides of the conflict.

After a long delay trying to get the film into the public through traditional channels, Romero has made the decision to remove any restrictions on himself or his content and release the film independently through RomeroPictures.com.

Release date is pending, but anticipated to be late 2016.

STAUNTON HILL

Staunton Hill represents my first genre film to receive wide release on a major label.  While the project itself, was one of the more challenging projects I can remember and was fraught with issues that circled just outside of a lot of peoples’ control, at the end of the day I was tasked with delivering a horror film that at least echoed the project’s early concepts, didn’t step on any copyright issues with anything else in the world and had all the elements of a traditional horror film plus enough “Romero” in it to justify everybody taking such a “risk” on me.  

At the end of the day, I managed to turn in a very personal love letter to the horror films of the 70’s that I was weaned on at a young age.

While it wasn’t received very well upon its initial release, “Staunton Hill” found its own audience after a time and really did wonders for letting would-be watchers of my future work realize that I was working to develop my own creative voice and signature style.

I love this movie for all the right reasons.