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Project of the Day: Coming Back from Prison to Find a Sticky Situation at Home

Project of the Day: Coming Back from Prison to Find a Sticky Situation at Home

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Brotherly Love

Tweetable Logline: 

Philly: where sometimes prison is the safest place. This gritty story dives deep into the moral dilemmas around family loyalty and love

Elevator Pitch:

Brotherly Love tells the story of Tommy Kelly, who has just been released from prison after 6 years. When Tommy returns to his South Philadelphia home, he discovers that his brother, Joey, has not exactly been “brotherly” in Tommy’s absence. Furthermore, Tommy’s ex-girlfriend, Gina, has a few surprises up her sleeve. Things are looking bleak, but Tommy finds hope in an old friend, Hannah, the local bartender. 

We have already invested everything we can into this project, but we also need your help in making it a great film!

Production Team:
Director: Remy Wallace
Producer: Jason Bowers
Editor: Corey Walton
DP: Ryan Elwell
Marketing & Publicity: Joe Fugarino
Cast: Brit Morgan (True Blood, The Middle Man), Remy Wallace (Almost Broadway), Natalie Nardone (Breaking Vegas), Chris Snock

About the Production:

“I was inspired to write this film by channeling the experiences I had as a young man living in the diverse areas of inner city Philadelphia. Growing up in Philly has always been something I have identified with wherever I have moved, whether it be in New York or Los Angeles. This story is deeply influenced by my experiences and the experiences of people who are close to me. It’s important that I create a very real environment that matches the look and feel of my hometown.” — Remy Wallace

Current Status:


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Indiegogo Page
Film Website

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