Among Brothers

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Based on the actual events surrounding a cold case. On november 9th, 1994, jennifer matthews, a college senior was found dead in her burned down apartment. The police informed her family that it appeared to be an accident. Two days later it was determined that someone had killed jennifer and set the fire to cover it up.


Studio Vanguard Cinema
SKU 202639908
UPC 658769630633
UPC 14 00658769630633
Format DVD
Release Date 8/29/2006
Name Mercer,Matt
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Cast & Crew
Brad Hoover - Cinematographer
Corey Cicci - Actor
Dana McGhee - Producer
Daniel J. Watts - Actor
Fred Story - Original Music By
John Fitch - Producer
John Schwert - Screenplay
John Schwert - Director
John Schwert - Editor
Jordan Chesney - Editor
Lauren Schneider - Actor
Matt Mercer - Actor
Thomas A. Morgan - Story By
Review Based on a story written by her brother, Among Brothers is supposed to be a true tale, but good luck finding any historical information about this case. Everything in the film is fictionalized -- there is no Bergan University -- so separating the truth from "the facts" that the brother uncovered during his ten year search for what really happened is an exercise in futility...The film is overall an amateur affair, with low-grade video and some pretty awful acting. As a condemnation of the fraternity system, I'm prone to almost endorse the thing, but really, this barely scrapes by as entertainment, art, or history lesson.
Reviewer Christopher Null
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Film Threat
Review By focusing less on Jennifer and more on the three men attempting to maintain the cover-up, Schwert places a lot of faith in his cast. For the most part, it's a good choice. Mercer is especially believable as Ethan, who manages to bring sympathy to a character most people would have little trouble sending to the gas chamber. It's his performance, as well as Schwert's ability to convey the guilt and panic felt by those responsible as the authorities close in, that keeps "Among Brothers" from becoming maudlin or preachy. It's currently making the rounds at film festivals and is worth a look.
Reviewer Pete Vonder Haar
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Mercer,Matt
Label Vanguard International Cinema
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Joe Leydon, Variety ...intriguing...inspired pic.

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