Coming to theaters March 27, 2015, BROTHER’S KEEPER takes moviegoers on an incredible journey through rural Georgia in the 1950s: from Main Street to the State Penitentiary… from young love to a heinous crime of passion… from counterfeit justice to forgiveness forged through pain… from God’s mercy to the ultimate sacrifice.
The first feature film from Desert Winds Films, BROTHER’S KEEPER is co-directed by Josh Mills and TJ Amato and stars real life twins Alex and Graham Miller as Pete and Andy. The cast also includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), MacKenzie Mauzy (Into the Woods), Daniel Samonas (Wizards of Waverly Place), W. Earl Brown (Chicago Fire), Ray Wise (Mad Men), Robyn Lively (Letters to God), Noell Coet and award-winning country music singer Travis Tritt.
What Others are Saying
“Brother’s Keeper has changed me. I am not the same person that I was just 2 hours ago. I have found true peace that only God can provide.”
“Brother’s Keeper has literally has rocked my world.”
“This is a MUST SEE movie. No one can watch this movie and not be affected to think, reflect, and respond to it.”
-Boaz High School Student Leaders 2013 – Zeb Walker, Riley Young, Madison Boudin and Wesley Burns
“Brother’s Keeper is a powerful story of both grace and forgiveness. This movie that has the potential to bring great Revival to the teens and adults of Boaz, Alabama.”
– Dr. Mark Isley – Superintendent Boaz High School – Boaz, Alabama
I recommend BROTHER’S KEEPER to you as a church resource or community outreach tool for three reasons: first, I am impressed with the message of the film on CHRIST’S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS; secondly, I am impressed with the quality of the film – the cinematography and the acting of this film is outstanding and this makes me proud as a Christian to share it; and thirdly, I am impressed with the people behind the film. I know that the film’s producers really want to honor Christ and to proclaim the message of FORGIVENESS. I think it’s time for us all to let go of the hurt. It’s time for all of us to think about an ongoing forgiveness ministry in our churches that begins with Brother’s Keeper.
- Pastor Mike Ragan – First Christian Church – Aurora, IL
“WOW. We took 52 football players on a retreat in which we incorporated your movie Brother’s Keeper. After the movie was over I said a few words and then left an open microphone to any player that wanted to come up and share on who they would like to forgive or ask for forgiveness. Many young men stood up in front of the whole team and shared their heartaches of their lost fathers, and of other terrible incidents in their lives. Each of them forgave whoever it was who had hurt them. Many referenced Brother’s Keeper and how it impacted them into standing up and seeking forgiveness. Thanks for making an impact on so many as it is extremely hard to give or accept forgiveness.”
- Don Beebe – Member of the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers – Head Football Coach Aurora Christian High School
Alex Miller as Peter Goodwynn
Graham Miller as Andy Goodwynn
Michael Rooker as Chief Carver
Ray Wise as Herbert Leemaster
Travis Tritt as Eddie Waters
Daniel Samonas as Gordon Leemaster
MacKenzie Mauzy as Maggie Maloye
Noell Coet as Ginny Wonders
W. Earl Brown as Turner Monroe
Robyn Lively as Macaire Leemaster
Peter Boulware as Nicholas
Camryn Molnar as Madlyn Leemaster
Shaun Clay as Ray Burnside
Desert Wind Faith Films
Josh Mills (co-Director)
Co-Chairman Desert Wind Faith Films
T.J. Amato (co-Director)
President of Production, Desert Wind Faith Films
After attending the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Amato moved to LA to begin his career in film production. His exceptional eye for artistic detail, combined with a solid business education, drew the attention of many within the industry. Amato has worked on the creative side of the business as a director and creative executive and on the business side overseeing studio production and distribution. In 2007, he was recruited by Josh Mills to serve as President of Desert Wind Films, overseeing physical production and project development of the company.
Steven Camp, Executive Producer
Co-Chairman of Desert Wind Studios
Steven – who currently serves as Co-Chairman of Desert Wind Studios – joined DWS as the Chief Financial Officer in the Summer of 2008. Since joining, Camp has played an integral role both in securing private and institutional equity investors, and as serving as the company’s spokesman. His success in raising funds for films such as “Brother’s Keeper” has enabled Desert Wind to cast top-quality talent in conjunction with production standards at the highest cinematic quality into it’s projects. In addition to raising the funding for “Brother’s Keeper”, Steven also had an integral role in securing the rights to the original short story “The Gift & Giver” and in the development of the film itself.
Steven is ultimately responsible for managing the strategic direction and administration of investment, funding, as well as overseeing all budgeting of DWS projects. Steven brings his ability as a public speaker, and his expertise in financial transactions to the film industry. He travels throughout the country serving as spokesman for both the company, and for projects produced by DWS. On the journey of “Brother’s Keeper”, Camp has spoken publicly at more than 50 Churches and major events – each time spreading the vision of crossover faith-based films, and expounding on the movie’s core values of love, sacrifice and forgiveness.