Hybrids (2015 film)

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Directed by Tony Randel
Produced byTony Randel
Tony Schweikle
Peter Wooley
Written byTony Schweikle
Music byCorey Wallace
CinematographyDavid M. Rakoczy
Edited byTony Randel
Peter Anthony Group
Distributed byVision Films
Release date
  • January 15, 2015 (2015-01-15)(Limited)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Hybrids (also titled The Hybrids Family) is a 2015 American horror comedy family film directed by Tony Randel and starring Paul Sorvino and Carolyn Hennesy.



The story of a dysfunctional family of vampires and witches and the two children who are hybrids.



Principal photography took place in Ave Maria, Florida for thirty days during the summer of 2014. [1]

According to Chuck Ardezzone, the film created more than 50 jobs and worked with 34 local businesses during the movie shooting. [1]

According to Tony Schweikle, "Burt Reynolds was on tap to play the father vampire, but then right before we finished the contract, he got very sick and couldn’t do it. Tony Randel knew one of Paul Sorvino’s daughters, and we offered Paul a script. Unbeknownst to us, he accepted and did the film for minimal money because he always wanted to play Bela Lugosi! We never knew that, but he’s talked about that in several interviews. It was serendipity." [2]


The film won the Best Feature Comedy Film Award at the 20th annual International Family Film Festival (IFFF) in Santa Clarita, California. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Locally Produced Film Hybrids Wins Best Feature Film Comedy Award". Naples Daily News . 16 December 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Holub, David (25 March 2016). "Former Durangoan to show new film 'Hybrids' here". The Durango Herald . Retrieved 15 March 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)