Private Project

The Family Business

A brother and sister launch into a killing spree over the course of a day. Their law-abiding father races to catch up. The question is, if the bond between siblings can remain intact?

  • Caislyn Keith
  • Caislyn Keith
  • Caislyn Keith
  • Lane Phillips
    Key Cast
    "Emory Bates"
  • Cade Keith
    Key Cast
    "Harley Bates and victims 1, 2, and 4"
  • Neal Keith
    Key Cast
    "Detective Bates"
  • Logan Brinkoeter
    Key Cast
    "victim 3 "Logan""
  • Jake Johnson
    Key Cast
    "victim 5 "James""
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Baylor University
Director Biography - Caislyn Keith

Caislyn Keith is an aspiring filmmaker from Georgetown, Texas. Caislyn is currently studying Film and Digital Media at Baylor University. A lover of films and the talent behind them, she plans to join the ranks of many other filmmakers in her career. She is pursuing a career in the art of writing, producing, and directing, as well as diving into the art of cinematography. With experience in live broadcast for both sports and church services, Caislyn is constantly looking to expand her knowledge of production in all aspects. She is always thinking of different stories to put on the silver screen, however small, and cannot wait to share them in the future.

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Director Statement

I made this film, The Family Business, to explore how far a relationship between siblings can go. I also wanted to explore how a parental figure could tie in. I did not want to do a typical family driven film that is more drama and normal life, rather I wanted to jump into a gritty, serial killer-type of film. I was inspired by the classic mob films, both in the look of the film and with the family bond between the brother and sister. I did not want a clear film, instead I opted for a gritty quality where the lines almost smudge together.