Sunday, December 16, 2007

Forgiving the Franklins trailer.

Check out this red-band trailer for Forgiving the Franklins, the Sundance hit from Greensboro native Jay Floyd. It's playing at the Carousel all week, and for a genuine low-budget indie, I enjoyed it a great deal.


Blogger Todd Taylor, CEO, Indie-Pictures said...


“Forgiving the Franklins is exactly the kind of film a festival like Sundance should be about...Overall was one of the most unique and compelling films playing at Sundance.”
--Kim Voynar, Cinematical

Part Morality Tale and Part Sex Romp
The Outrageous, Kinky & Thought-provoking Comedy Hit

From The Sundance Film Festival Comes to DVD
May 20, 2008 From Indie-Pictures, LLC

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 31, 2008 What would happen if Jesus told an ultra conservative Christian family to live their lives without shame? What if the typical suburb became their own personal Garden of Eden? Todd Taylor, CEO of Indie-Pictures, announces the May 20, 2008 DVD release of FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS, an irreverent look at one possibility and the effect it has on their neighborhood. FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS is a comedy that is part morality tale, part sex romp. It is, in director Jay Floyd’s words, “outrageous, kinky & thought-provoking.” This is the feature directorial debut for Floyd, who also penned the script, which Premiere Magazine called, “The perfect antidote to The Passion of the Christ.

Dad Frank Franklin (ROBERTSON DEAN), mother Betty (TERESA WILLIS), and football-playing son Brian (VINCE PAVIA) are members of a conservative church who are changed forever after a fateful car crash that sends them to meet their maker, a very unorthodox Jesus (POP DaSILVA). Frustrated by their narrow and judgmental world-view, He removes their Original Sin and sends them back to Earth. No longer inhibited, they bloom, as husband and wife discover the pleasures of passion and their son embarks on a homosexual romance. But there’s trouble in paradise, as their happiness puts them at odds with the neighbors, and their daughter (AVIVA), a bitter cheerleader who prays to God in rants that are as profane as they are pious.

The cast is a combination of newcomers and up-and-comers. Aviva, starred in the last year’s hit Superbad, and has appeared on television in “Cold Case” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” Vince Pavia can be seen later this year in How to be a Hitman. Robertson Dean, who plays their father, has appeared in Vanilla Sky,“24,” Star Trek: Nemesis, and “Frasier.”

“Smart, accessible, and fall-from-your-chair funny, Forgiving the Franklins is everything that film should be,” wrote Matthew M. Foster in Foster on Film. FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS was an official selection at the Sundance Film festival in 2006, and at SXSW, as well as at film festivals in Santa Fe, Nashville, and Cucalorus.

FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS will be in stores on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 with pre-orders being accepted now. FORGIVING THE FRANKLINS will have a Suggested Retail Price of $24.95. Retailers may order the DVD by contacting Ryko Distribution at 212-287-6100 or, and individual customers may order the the DVD directely at or at any quality independent DVD and music retailers.
To see the trailer and for more information please visit

About Indie-Pictures

Indie-Pictures, a California LLC founded in August 2004 conceived by a team of industry professionals has developed a model of distribution specifically designed to support the independent filmmaker, challenge many of the existing assumptions about distribution of independent films, and create opportunities for both films and filmmakers which have until now not existed.

Their mission is to better serve the entire independent film world, including the audience, by creating increased opportunities for both films and filmmakers. Many films disappear almost as soon as they are completed because standard distribution companies do not see the potential for sufficient profits to justify taking them on.

Indie-Pictures is committed to being the filmmaker’s distribution company, a model of partnership that provides them with what they need to make their film successful without giving up all their control or most of the profits.

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