Alternate Titles: The Brave Are First Broken
Jordan Charles, Ibrahim Nada
Jordan Charles, Courtney King
AFM SCREENING DATE: DATE/TIME TBD - AMC BROADWAY, SANTA MONICA
The Brave Are First Broken
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Two brothers tragically separated after a destructive childhood accident - one becoming a relentless police officer, the other a rising crime leader - are on collision to reunite years later, as family loyalties are challenged and fates align in Los Angeles.
AT AFM THIS YEAR:
This completed 40-minute short film will be screened. The short film introduces the characters and story of the intended greater feature film. The feature film with completed feature screenplay, will be seeking development/financing at AFM.
Attn Acquisition/Development Executives:
1. We will be showing the world premiere of the 40-minute short film theatrically at AMC Broadway in Santa Monica;
2. We will be seeking development, production partnering, and financing for the feature film, and will accept offers;
3. The completed feature film screenplay will be available upon request;
4. We will entertain partnering offers for the distribution of the completed 40-minute short film itself.
*Inquiries will be considered on a first come basis. We thank you for your consideration.
THE FEATURE FILM PROJECT
A DRAMATIC CRIME SAGA resembling Michael Mann's Heat and Martin Scorsese's The Departed, BROTHERS IN ARMS explores the bonds of brotherhood and the meaning of family when challenged by distance and separation. Acted, co-directed, and written by JORDAN CHARLES (Aloha, Railway Spine), forces separate two brothers at an early age until fate reunites them years later against a backdrop of secrets and divided loyalties, as the conflict between police and criminal plays out in the most personal way. The two brothers’ intersecting storylines weave like a saga of corruption and broken justice, but the heart of the story beats in the gut-wrenching encounters between family members gone wrong. BROTHERS IN ARMS treads upon family reconciliation, hope, and conflict to duty, where challenges obstruct social and family justice amidst greater city conflicts in a way that resonates with widespread international audiences. No fate is left to spare in the film's climax where emotional discoveries and secrets see lives hang in the balance. With its ethnic, engulfed characters in tow, this is intended as a prestige, awards-worthy feature film project amenable to wide viewership.
Awards To Date -- Brothers In Arms short film:
WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Swedish International Film Festival (2023)
NOMINEE - BEST DRAMA SHORT - Swedish International Film Festival (2023)
NOMINEE - BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FEATURE - Swedish International Film Festival (2023)
NOMINEE - BEST ACTOR (JORDAN CHARLES) - Swedish International Film Festival (2023)
NOMINEE - BEST DIRECTOR (IBRAHIM NADA & JORDAN CHARLES) - Swedish International Film Festival (2023)
NOMINEE - Montreal Independent Film Festival (2023)
Actor. Writer. Producer Jordan Charles will be present at AFM
Jordan Charles citizenships - USA, Canada, and European Union (Italy)