USA, 2010, 81 Minute Running Time
Topics: Crime, Drama
Awards: Audience Awards: SXSW, Dallas
Taut, terrifically well-directed, with a script that drives its nightmarish plot forward with dizzying precision, this cautionary tale of a final night in the rite of passage known as frat pledging makes for utterly engrossing cinema. As the film begins, frat pledge Adam Buckley is startled to find himself in the back of a van as it careens from one convenience store to another with five fellow pledges, each of whom is instructed in turn to take a gun and hold up the store, demanding an absurdly small amount of money in the process.
Terrified at the potential consequences, each of the pledges caves to peer pressure and goes through with their robbery. But as the last pledge heads into the final convenience store, things start to go horribly wrong… Thus begins a nightmarish descent into calamity, as one error in judgment is piled upon another, creating a steadily spiraling series of unintended consequences that none of those involved is capable of dealing with. Dazzlingly written and directed by debuting feature filmmaker Will Cannon, Brotherhood marks the arrival of a gifted new talent on the U.S. indie film scene. Winner, Audience Award, Dallas, SXSW Film Festivals.
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DIRECTOR: Will Canon
Producer: Jason Croft, Steve Hein, Tim O’Hair, Chris Pollack
Editor: Josh Schaeffer
Screenwriter: Will Canon, Douglas Siman
Cinematographer: Michael Fimognari
Music: Dan Marocco
Principal Cast: Jon Foster, Trevor Morgan, Arlen Escarpeta, Lou Taylor Pucci
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Phase 4 Films - phase4films.com
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