LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 25, 2015 – Desert Wind Films announces the May 29 nationwide theatrical release of the highly-anticipated film Brother’s Keeper. The movie tells the story about the uncertainty of life and the struggle to forgive the most unforgivable sin: murder.
The film will be released through the movie ticket reservation platform and film distribution company Seatzy™ (www.seatzy.com). Seatzy allows moviegoers to participate in the process of supporting the films they love by getting ticket reservations in early and assuring the film will play in the theater closest to them. It also allows moviegoers all across the country the opportunity to bring the movie to their city if the movie is not playing nearby.
In the fall of 2013, the movie was shown at 11 select locations as part of a “sneak peek” week long release. With sold out showings, Brother’s Keeper boasted a successful opening weekend at the box office averaging over $11,000 per screen (including SEATZY™ presales), beating out national films including Ender’s Game, About Time, Last Vegas and Free Birds. The film placed high among all films in the entire industry behind Dallas Buyer’s Club and 12 Years A Slave.
Brother’s Keeper follows the story of two orphaned identical twins, Pete and Andy. As their high school graduation nears, Pete plans to marry Maggie, the love of his life, and head off to school to become a preacher. Andy, who wants nothing to do with God, has no plans, no direction and seemingly no future.
In a cruel twist of fate—orchestrated by a rival for Maggie’s heart—Pete finds himself locked away in prison on trumped-up charges. The brothers must decide if they will seek vengeance on those whose corruption and deceit have taken that freedom away. While revenge may seem sweet, Brother’s Keeper is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.
“The film addresses multiple themes and shows the raw emotion of how truly difficult it is to forgive in extreme circumstances,” says Director Josh Mills. “It captivates the audience into feeling both deep-seeded anger and compassion for the characters.”
“This film will surprise audiences, forcing them to reevaluate what is most important in their own lives,” Mills adds. “The movie grapples with several themes throughout the story, including: reconciliation, second chances, salvation, forgiveness and sacrifice.”
To elevate the universal themes in the film, an innovative new media ministry initiative backed by the filmmakers will launch viaCleanSlate.tv. The project will serve as a multiplatform resource designed to inspire individuals, small groups, local ministries, nonprofits, correctional institutions and more – through professionally produced and user-generated Christian worldview content, including video, music and more. Plans are currently underway for CleanSlate.tv to launch in conjunction with the March 27 limited release.
“Our ministry is 100% behind Brother’s Keeper, and I am personally very excited to be part of the launch of CleanSlate.tv. I think their model of engaging and equipping believers through storytelling is the future,” said Bishop David G. Evans, pastor of 27,000-member Bethany Church and CEO of David G. Evans Ministries.
Brother’s Keeper is a Desert Wind Films’ flagship project. Executive Producer Steven Camp helped to secure the rights to the original story, “The Gift & Giver,” which inspired the film. The movie is directed by Josh Mills and TJ Amato and stars Alex and Graham Miller, Daniel Samonas (iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) MacKenzie Mauzy (Into the Woods), Ray Wise (How I Met Your Mother), W. Earl Brown (True Detective), Noell Coet, Robyn Lively and country music artist, Travis Tritt.
Movie trailer and exclusive scenes, along with production notes, press releases, and downloadable photos and video can be accessed at http://brotherskeeperfilm.com.