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Dom Rotheroe

My Brother Tom

110' - 2001 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Dom Rotheroe Composer: Annabelle Pangborn With: Jenna Harrison, Ben Whishaw, Honeysuckle Weeks, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Richard Hope, Judith Scott
This film marks the feature debut for award-winning documentary director Dom Rotheroe. It is the story of two teenagers, Tom and Jessica. When they meet, Jessica is both worried and intrigued by Tom’s dark side. The forests are his holy domain; he hides there from the misery and oppression at home. He and Jessica form a powerful bond, in which no compromise is possible, because one can change but the other can’t. This will eventually lead to their demise.
Rotheroe wanted to approach the intensity and intimacy of the relationship between Tom and Jessica as closely as he could in the style of his film: raw, emotional and confrontational. He considers it to be a film that could only be filmed in close-ups: the camera had to become part of the action, close to the skin of the characters. The flexibility of a hand-held digital camera made it possible to improvise and to shoot entire scenes, giving the actors the maximum freedom of movement. (Catalogue Film Festival Rotterdam 2001)

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Credits

Director

Dom Rotheroe

Composer

Annabelle Pangborn

With

Jenna Harrison, Ben Whishaw, Honeysuckle Weeks, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Richard Hope, Judith Scott

Scenario

Dom Rotheroe, Alison Beeton-Hilder

Director of Photography

Robby Müller

Editor

David Charap

Producer

Carl Schönfeld

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

2001

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