The Brotherhood

Two brothers, Stefan and Eric struggle to come to an understanding about the loss of their younger brother.

  • Renee´Flemings
    Director
    Nothing But The Blues, Wine Noir
  • Renee´Flemings
    Writer
    As a partner in SoReel Productions, co-producer, writer and A.D credits include the documentary Nothin’ but the Blues and Wine Noir. She has served as the writer and A.D on two film projects for the NFL and one for the NBA in conjunction with ZINC (an arts-in-education program specifically focused on professional and college athletes.) As a writer her plays include Strange Weather, which has had readings at Roundabout Theatre Company (NYC), New Federal Theatre, The New Professional Theatre’s, Centenary Theatre and Run of the Mill Theatre (Baltimore). Other plays include Brotherhood, Rendered, Daddy’s Home, Coyote Calls, Monsters, Second Hand Smoke, Legend, Scars (Sam French Finalist) and The Jam, which received a reading as part of the Genesis Festival @ Crossroads Theatre and a developmental workshop through The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Other works include the libretto and lyrics for Love Rose and a full-length multi-media work about the Little Rock Nine, With All Deliberate Speed. Additionally, Renee´ has written and performed several solo shows including From the Front Porch, “…secrets…” and The Bible Belt. Publications include: Bounce &Roll, Bel Canto, Rewind and The Visitation (Bechdel Plays). Member: Dramatists Guild.
  • Renee´Flemings
    Producer
    Nothing But The Blues, Wine Noir
  • CK ALLEN
    Key Cast
    "STEFAN"
    Film: Ruok (dir. Jay Russel). National and regional TV and radio commercials (Allstate "All Alone", New York Life "For Dad", Cialis, Marie Callender's, ESPN, Publix, Ohio Lottery, more). NYC Off-off-Broadway credits include: Scott C. Sickles’ Composure (dir. Fritz Brekeller); Rich Orloff’s Couples (dir. David Gautschy - “Notable performance” -NY Times), Levy Lee Simon’s The Bow Wow Club (dir. Keith Greer); Retro Productions’ The Tender Trap (dir. David Storck - “…the funniest five minutes on any stage in New York”
  • Ian Mose Eaton
    Key Cast
    "Eric"
    credits his enrichment in theater beginning at Harlem School of the Arts, studying voice, violin, and acting as a youngster. He continued studying acting at LaGuardia High School (Fame High) and graduated with a BFA in Acting from City College. He has appeared on television, credits include Law and Order, and HBO's Oz. Independent films, such as Signs He Made at Home portraying outsider artist Royal Robertson and has had the privilege of performing national tours throughout the east coast. Theatrical roles include Charlie Parker in Flight at the Metropolitan Theatre, Esteban in Day of the Kings at INTAR, and performing Tara’s Crossing at The Lucille Lortel and Othello at The Clarion Theater. Has also spent 14 summers performing Shakespeare free of charge with Connecticut Free Shakespeare (CFS) most recently as Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew. Ian is a proud member of Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that creates and perform interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities.
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1080P
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NYC CHAIN FESTIVAL
    NEW YORK
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Best Screenwriter Short Film
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Virtual
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    Best Actor, (Ian Moses); Best Message;
  • Phoenix International Monthly Short Film Festival
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    Official Selection
  • New York Flash Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Renee´Flemings

Renee´s experience in film has been focused on indie industrial and documentary projects as a co-director, co-producer and assistant director. However, she has also juggled many different roles, dictated by the needs at the time, from catering to costume and make-up. As a partner in SoReel Productions, co-producer, writer and A.D credits include the documentary Nothin’ but the Blues and Wine Noir. She has served as the writer and A.D on two film projects for the NFL and one for the NBA in conjunction with ZINC (an arts-in-education program specifically focused on professional and college athletes.) As a writer her plays include Strange Weather, which has had readings at Roundabout Theatre Company (NYC), New Federal Theatre, The New Professional Theatre’s, Centenary Theatre and Run of the Mill Theatre (Baltimore). Other plays include Brotherhood, Rendered, Daddy’s Home, Coyote Calls, Monsters, Second Hand Smoke, Legend, Scars (Sam French Finalist) and The Jam, which received a reading as part of the Genesis Festival @ Crossroads Theatre and a developmental workshop through The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Other works include the libretto and lyrics for Love Rose and a full-length multi-media work about the Little Rock Nine, With All Deliberate Speed. Additionally, Renee´ has written and performed several solo shows including From the Front Porch, “…secrets…” and The Bible Belt. Publications include: Bounce &Roll, Bel Canto, Rewind and The Visitation (Bechdel Plays). Member: Dramatists Guild.

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Director Statement

This project began as a short play, which I wrote in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. For the past ten years I have written something in response to Dr. King's teachings and where we are today. How have things changed? What are the issues that I believe would resonate or reflect how much we have or haven't changed as a society in relation to the ideas/ideals he set forth. The play, The Brotherhood was accepted into some competitive readings/productions and during one of those readings it made sense to adapt it into a film.