MY BROTHER'S KEEPER began as a song by Jefferson Fox (jeffersonfox.com). When Director/Cinematographer Tim Gill (timgill.net) heard the final mix of the song, he saw the images of a film playing out in slow motion. Together with Jefferson and the help of Producer Jody Schiesser, a story was written, set in the 1930s that touches upon the shadowy legend and some truth regarding the blues musician Robert Johnson, who at the young age of 27 met a Faustian death. A mostly African-American cast drawn from the Savannah area, and a local production crew formed a team with strong support from the cities of Savannah and Thunderbolt to create this music video. When the credits roll, keep watching, as everyone's name is listed in the credits.
The technique of the film was enabled through the use of the Phantom v641 camera shooting in high speed. David Wright was the Phantom technician and co-operated the camera with Tim.
This is a film about the struggle between desire and morality. Starring David Girard, Rahman Johnson, Christina May, Roger Moss, Jefferson Fox, and Emerald Dove.
The project was filmed in Savannah, Georgia, on February 18 through February 20, 2011. Our lives all changed. We hope you enjoy the final product as much as we've enjoyed making it.
"My Brother's Keeper" the song is on Jefferson Fox's album "Chronicles of Harvey". More info: jeffersonfox.com
Brought to you by Ursidae Records.
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