Filmmaker Way-Younge Focused on Fatherhood with Addiction by Subtraction

Atlanta, GA, March 25, 2012 --( Atlanta-based Production Company Way-Younge, LLC is producing their next independent feature film “Addiction by Subtraction” in Atlanta, GA this spring to follow their previous film “Anatomy of Love.” The film is a thriller by genre while exhibiting a snappy dialogue reminiscent of an old time Tennessee Williams stage play.

Deep at the heart of the film Addiction by Subtraction is the idea of the loss from not having a father figure present in the formative years of his life. According to government statistics, in 2010 72% of African-American children were born to unwed mothers. Jacob James (Wardell Richardson), the main character of the film, is product of such an environment. He’s an individual raised by a strong and loving mother whose lack of a father (Tommy Ford) in the family unit had a deleterious effect that is so commonly seen in our community. According to, homes without fathers ultimately affect children in numerous tragic ways:
• 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
• 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
• 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes
• 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes
• 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
• 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes
• 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes.

Jacob James, unlike many who fall prey to the statistics, has managed to avoid the pitfalls of his loss. But like all who have yet to move through the five stages of grief, his pain threatens the life and success that he has worked to achieve. It is through the reemergence of his father and his own fatherhood that allows Jacob to finally achieve acceptance of his original loss. Addiction by Subtraction offers a character whom is harsh and despicable sometimes, vulnerable and sympathetic others, all while struggling to be a better man. This film attempts to shine a light on the perils of overlooking this aspect of life and tries to emphasize that forgiveness is a gift that’s never too late to be received.

The film is sponsored by the Atlanta-based company Curbside Recycling, LLC. Curbside Recycling collects cooking grease in 1.25 gallon containers and recycles it into biodiesel fuel and soap. Curbside Recycling has been features in such magazines as Black Enterprise.

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Way-Younge, LLC has successfully taken homegrown independent projects from the idea stage to a world premiere in Landmark Theatres in Atlanta and then national DVD distribution. You can find Way-Younge, LLC films on shelves in major retailers such as Blockbuster Video, Family Video, and Wal-Mart stores nationwide.
Way-Younge, LLC.
Mason Younge
Greg Galloway