The brothers’ Wild Wild Country took place in the 1980s and followed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his spiritual religious cult as they inhabited a conservative community in central Oregon. The series premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and officially launched on March 16, drawing unanimous acclaim.
It was produced under the Way Brothers’ Stardust Frames Productions banner together with Duplass Brothers Productions. The Way brothers (through Stardust) are currently in production on a feature length documentary filming out of Knoxville, Tennessee set for release in early 2019 and are in pre-production on two documentary series set to go into production in Summer 2018.
Their company Stardust Frames Productions is a collective of filmmakers, editors, composers and producers based in Los Angeles that specialize in non-fiction content, including long-form series, feature length, and short-form documentaries. The company is run by Chapman & Maclain Way alongside producer Juliana Lembi.
The Way Brothers’ debut film was The Battered Bastards of Baseball which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Netflix and released as one of their earliest original documentary films. And they also directed a segment on the documentary The Silver Thief for Amazon’s first-ever original docuseries The New Yorker Presents.
One of baseball’s last great, unheralded true stories, The Battered Bastards of Baseball followed the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league team in the 1970s owned by Hollywood actor Bing Russell. It later went on to win the inaugural ESPN/Tribeca Film Institute prize, granted to documentaries that change the way people think about sports.