HHS1987 was live on the red carpet of ‘Brotherly Love’ movie premiere in Philadelphia, Pa on March 31, 2015. We were able to get a quick interview with the director of the film, Jamal Hill. He talks about linking with Charlie Mack, and how they pitched the film to Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Ent, who purchased the script and financed it. He also mentions having a new film with Lorenz Tate releasing in 2016. Before leaving, he gives advice to up and coming directors.
Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia’s famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame. His older brother June who had basketball dreams of his own, but after the death of their father he resorted to the allure of the streets to fill the financial void in the home. Finally, their sister Jackie the princess of the bunch who has strong ambitions to pursue a musical career, but is suddenly side tracked by an unexpected encounter with teenage love. This story takes place in a city where the life expectancy of a black male is twenty-five years of age. A city that had over four hundred murders last year alone, and where the unemployment rate is at an all time high. This story is painted with a kaleidoscope of music, sports, and characters that will bring the last two generation closer together by allowing them to see the inner lives of our youths in the journey of Brotherly Love.
Watch the trailer below.
This interview was conducted by HHS1987’s EMoney and shot by Rick Dange.
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