House of Brotherly Love

Synopsis

Jaylen protects his sister. Written during the 2020 BLM protests. This is a story of one family’s unity, strength, and resistance

Review

5/5
Blood is thicker than water. A gripping dramedy about family, race and abuse.
Written and directed by Max Kane, ‘House of Brotherly Love’ explores the unconditional love between brother and sister, Jaylen (Omari Chancellor) and Breonna (Brooke Gardner). The dramatic comedy also co-stars Joey Krulock as Breonna’s abusive boyfriend. The short doesn’t shy away from showcasing race tensions and relationship violence. Max Kane and his cast/crew have delivered a gripping piece of work with outstanding performances all round.

The 18-minute film opens as the young African-American siblings, Jaylen & Breonna are having their photo taken. A time-jump sees them coming-of-age and the narrative follows Jaylen’s concern over Breonna’s white boyfriend. Joey Krulock’s portrayal as Will is captivating from start to finish. The character is heavily flawed; inappropriate and rude. During New Year celebrations, Jaylen (Omari Chancellor) witness’s Will’s abusive outburst on Breonna when she declines his sexual advances. Omari Chancellor delivers an unpredictable and thrilling performance as Jaylen – promising a shocking ending.

House of Brotherly Love
The cinematography, particularly during the dinner-table scenes, is striking and accompanies the narrative perfectly. Bradley Credit (Director of Photography) delivers outstanding work. The soundtrack is moving and artistic with classical inspiration towards the end. ‘House of Brotherly Love’ is a film about close family ties. Blood is thicker than water. A phenomenal short film that deserves high praise.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Max Kane
Writer(s): Max Kane
Cast: Brooke Gardner, Joey Krulock, Omari Chancellor
Producer(s): Ben Gerber, Joey Krulock, Neil Dua
Director of Photography: Bradley Credit
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Abuse, Diversity, Family, Race
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in March 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Max Kane
Writer(s): Max Kane
Cast: Brooke Gardner, Joey Krulock, Omari Chancellor
Producer(s): Ben Gerber, Joey Krulock, Neil Dua
Director of Photography: Bradley Credit
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Abuse, Diversity, Family, Race
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
Collections:

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House of Brotherly Love

Synopsis

Jaylen protects his sister. Written during the 2020 BLM protests. This is a story of one family’s unity, strength, and resistance

Review

Blood is thicker than water. A gripping dramedy about family, race and abuse.

5/5
Written and directed by Max Kane, ‘House of Brotherly Love’ explores the unconditional love between brother and sister, Jaylen (Omari Chancellor) and Breonna (Brooke Gardner). The dramatic comedy also co-stars Joey Krulock as Breonna’s abusive boyfriend. The short doesn’t shy away from showcasing race tensions and relationship violence. Max Kane and his cast/crew have delivered a gripping piece of work with outstanding performances all round.

The 18-minute film opens as the young African-American siblings, Jaylen & Breonna are having their photo taken. A time-jump sees them coming-of-age and the narrative follows Jaylen’s concern over Breonna’s white boyfriend. Joey Krulock’s portrayal as Will is captivating from start to finish. The character is heavily flawed; inappropriate and rude. During New Year celebrations, Jaylen (Omari Chancellor) witness’s Will’s abusive outburst on Breonna when she declines his sexual advances. Omari Chancellor delivers an unpredictable and thrilling performance as Jaylen – promising a shocking ending.

House of Brotherly Love
The cinematography, particularly during the dinner-table scenes, is striking and accompanies the narrative perfectly. Bradley Credit (Director of Photography) delivers outstanding work. The soundtrack is moving and artistic with classical inspiration towards the end. ‘House of Brotherly Love’ is a film about close family ties. Blood is thicker than water. A phenomenal short film that deserves high praise.

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