You and Yours

In an effort to secure a better life for his girlfriend and unborn baby, a young man entangles himself in the lonesome and crime-ridden ways of his estranged and volatile older brother.

Director’s Statement

I’d always wanted a little brother but Luke Eddy was just an acquaintance at the time. I’d seen him hanging around the theater after a play that I had been in. A gut feeling told me that I had to become his friend. I approached him and we started to chat. I learned that he had just arrived in New York from Philadelphia and was looking to start creating immediately. At the after party, we exchanged phone numbers and a few weeks later I got a phone call.

“Hey, it’s Luke! I got an idea for a film, can I come over and pitch it to you?”
“Hell yeah. Come on.”

When he arrived, I was eager. He paced back and forth.

“What’s the idea?”
“So, it’s not that fleshed out but I have this vision.”
“Alright! Let’s fucking hear it!”
“Two brothers are stealing a car…”

There was a pause for quite a few moments.

“Alright, and?”
“That’s really it. That’s all I got.”

My disappointment was only short lived. From that very simple idea, we started to share stories about our childhood. We talked about our innocence and how it had faded. One story in particular, that my father now claims he never actually told me and didn’t really happen, stuck. I’m still on to you, pops. We sat down and started writing. I had a brother now.