The Brothers in Pursuit is a short film of 11 minutes based on my novel and feature screenplay, Love on the Big Screen.
the movie trailer
In the film, four college students have formed a group to support one another in their pursuit of God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman. The friends meet on Sunday nights dressed in matching boxer shorts, wear plastic helmets from a toy store, and report back to each other about their progress regarding the pursuits.
the movie poster
The novel Love on the Big Screen was published by Cherokee McGhee Press. In it, the protagonist Zuke and his buddies form The Brothers in Pursuit. The sequel to Love on the Big Screen is entitled The Coach’s Wife and is forthcoming in 2015.
The script won the Grand Prize of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Part of the award was taking part in the annual festival in Providence, and it was there that my own interest in making films was sparked. Since then, I’ve directed two documentary films: For the Love of Books and The Mushroom Hunter.
As with many projects such as this one, there were some great surprises. One of the best came from a former student of mine, the talented artist Nicole Marino, who did a painting for the boys to hang in the barn.
Do you see God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman?
music by Jeremy Vogt
script supervisor Amanda Torppey