Inclusion StatementWith a predominantly queer, POC and trans cast & crew, we're expanding the boundaries of traditional media and what stories are reflected on screen. BROTHERS touches on a few of the many issues trans folks face - healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia and identity.
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BROTHERS was the first narrative series about a group of trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors in the main roles. The show touches on a few of the many issues that transgender individuals face - dating, healthcare, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.
Your funds will help us complete ONE additional episode for Season Two. Once we reach our initial goal, we'll set a STRETCH GOAL to fund even more content.
In Season One, (currently on Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand and SeekaTV), the series’ main character Jack recently started sleeping with a cisgender man after exclusively dating women. His friend Davyn proposed to his long time girlfriend, Amy, with disastrous results. Aiden, the youngest of the group, pre-testosterone and pre-surgery, tried to raise money for his upcoming top surgery, but was thwarted at the last minute. And Max, the eldest, who has been on hormones the longest, hasn’t had the financial resources to obtain his top surgery.
Season Two promises even more exciting storylines and new characters!
Meet TREVOR, the newest addition to our group!
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Since launching our pilot episode in June 2014, we’ve been featured on Indiewire, Entertainment Tonight Online, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Jezebel and GLAAD, just to name a few. [Link to full press here]
We've been screening the first episode of our second season at a variety of festivals, including three Oscar-Qualifying fests! Audiences are responding well and we want to bring on more supporters to get the next episode out.
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About This Team
Emmett Jack Lundberg (Creator) recently won the "Triple Threat Auteur" Award from the Toronto Webfest. His first feature screenplay advanced to the second round of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and was a Semi-Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest. Finding Masculinity, an anthology of trans masculine essays that Lundberg co-edited was published by Riverdale Avenue Books in May 2015 and won a silver medal at the Independent Publisher’s Awards in 2016.
Sheyam Ghieth (Producer) is a queer Middle Eastern-American filmmaker interested in bringing to light underrepresented stories. Born in Egypt, she has lived in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Germany, Italy and Louisiana. Sheyam has worked on feature films including Still Alice, The Bourne Legacy, Sex and the City 2, and Side Effects, as well as television shows such as Gossip Girl, Orange Is The New Black, The Americans, The Path and Netflix’s GYPSY.
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