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Brothers In Arms

Two brothers tragically separated after a destructive childhood accident - one becoming a relentless police officer, the other a rising crime leader - find themselves on a collision course to reunite as family loyalties are challenged and fates align in midst of a major arms deal in modern Los Angeles.

  • Ibrahim Nada
  • Jordan Charles
  • Jordan Charles
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  • Annabill Artist Productions
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  • Courtney King
  • Sujey Kallumadanda
  • Jordan Charles
    Key Cast
    "Nick Destino"
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  • Vic Bagratuni
    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
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    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Whitehead
    Key Cast
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  • Peter Lucas
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Swedish International Film Festival

    July 1, 2023
    Swedish Premiere
    Best Cinematography Award; nominated for Best Short Drama, Best International Film, Best Director (Ibrahim Nada & Jordan Charles), Best Actor (Jordan Charles)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 25, 2023
    Best Film Award
  • Hollywood ShortsFest
    United States
    December 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Golden Gate International Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    November 5, 2023
    Best Action/Thriller Nominee
  • Montreal Independent Film Festival
  • Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival
    December 28, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Annabill Artist Productions
    Country: United States
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Ibrahim Nada, Jordan Charles

Ibrahim Nada and Jordan Charles are co-directors of the short film, Brothers In Arms.

Co-Director Ibrahim Nada hails from Alexandria, Egypt, and his path to filmmaking has taken many unconventional and impassioned turns, to the art and filmmaking he pledges his creative energies.


Co-Director Jordan Charles' heritage is Italian-Canadian. Jordan grew up acting in stage productions, and is predominantly a SAG-AFTRA actor. This is his first co-directed film, and he pledges a lot of its realization to the skill and talents of Ibrahim Nada.


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Director Statement

Portrayals of diversity have enjoyed a heightened and long overdue exposure in the arts of late. Brothers In Arms is rooted as a dramatic entertainment to reflect the mosaic of our diverse world. Its story and themes examine how we can begin or belong to something and yet evolve into something else; this film presents the collision and impact of that process upon the people we care about most.

The narrative includes Italians, Latinos, Black Americans, other ethnic groups, and authority figures, combining and clashing towards mutually realized fates. Too many films with ethnic sensibilities and foreign characters often deliver one-dimensional or marginalized studies that only perpetuate stereotypes and prejudgments - many films about Italians for instance, are often reduced to a caricature of organized crime or mafia life in a manner that merely contrives drama and doesn’t represent the more realistic complications of a person or heritage. This film intends to find a deeper texture of these realities.

Brothers In Arms treads on greater themes intended to explore our differences, through disparate family members gone wrong, and separate social lines of authority. The story world serves to imbue awareness that those who operate on both sides of the law belong in the same world, despite operating by different codes. Police and criminal are helplessly tied to each other, and the constant pressure of surveillance and pursuit causes lines to blur.

An intended touchstone is the primary role family plays in a culture, and the complicated bonds and breaking points of common heritage. The concept of family is interpreted differently by each character, suggesting a varied subjective understanding and meaning of that concept, and the emotional weight attached to it. Brothers In Arms aims its lens higher to explore these complexities. Family in this film is not tied to conventional definitions or traditions; those mired in family conflict seek out what they need through their connecting forces in unique ways. And when family is broken, worlds collide with limitless emotion - relationships are burdened, loyalties are challenged, and fates are changed.

Who but brothers know such things.


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