Providence Lyceum

The past seeps like blood into the present


Immediate release 10/19/2015Contact: Providence Lyceum   401-339-0131 Photos and trailer available upon request or from web site
It’s a story that could have been dragged from today’s daily news: an estate taken by eminent domain to release a dam, a family torn by tragedy. Providence Lyceum’s House of Shadows Gothic romance film is the tale of the Silverfields who live in a mansion by the sea. The just under an hour long film will air on Rhode Island PBS on October 28th at 10pm EST.
The family is readying to leave before the planned flood hits, when Aunt Lacey believes a sinister force has been unleashed: Distraught young heiress Annabel Lee Silverfield’s behavior turns strange. Buffy Silverfield must turn to the past to save her daughter. To 1893, when legend has it famous poet Nathaniel Silverfield murdered his fiancé and then killed himself. Has the terrible tragedy of the past seeped into the present?
House of Shadows features Beverly Hayes as Patience Silverfield. The acclaimed actress is known for soap operas and appeared on the original Dark Shadows TV series.
Filmed on location at beautiful historic mansions in Rhode Island, House of Shadows features Governor Henry Lippett House Museum, and Malbone Estate, Governor Sprague Mansion, as well as at Museum of Work and Culture, and at Roger Williams Park.
Filmmakers Michael and Karen Iacobbo are locals who love Rhode Island and brought products and services from the area into their film such as: Alex and Ani bracelets, wardrobe from Trinity Square and Philip Sawyer Designs, and paintings from Betsey MacDonald.
Welsh-born Joe Michael Phillips stars in House of Shadows as poet Nathaniel Silverfield, his bride-to-be Victoria Noble is actress Jami Tennille from Massachusetts. Also starring Connecticut actors Olivia Sage Pentell as Annabel Lee Silverfield, Suzanne McCormick as Buffy Silverfield – and Rhode Islander Kevin Cahill as Gerard Hathorne. Other Rhode Island actors: Lawrence O’Leary, Linda Colvin, and mother and son Rhode actors Peggy Passarelli and Josh Passerelli.
Josh Csehak is the Director of Photography, and original music for the film is by Roger and Ellen Bruno.