My Brother’s Keeper explores the lives of Puerto Rican twins from the South Bronx as they enter their senior year. Miguel and Danny have attended different schools since fourth grade.
I spent a year filming Miguel and Daniel. Working with one other producer-shooter-editor, I sourced the characters, developed the storyline, produced, shot and co-edited the film. It will be submitting the film to festivals this summer. The full-length, password-protected version of the documentary is available here. Please email me for the passcode.
Watch the film’s trailer below and check out our website with more news about the film here:
Miguel attends the all-boys Eagle Academy, a community school with success in graduating minority students. Ten blocks away, Danny goes to Jonathan Levin High School, a soon-to-be-closed public co-ed high school. Outside of school, Miguel and Danny share everything, their bedroom, their clothes, even the experience of fatherhood, but this year, on the cusp of a high-stakes transition – that iconic turning point when teenagers take their first defining step into the future – will be different.
This 30-minute documentary was produced as the culminating project of the Master’s program at Columbia Journalism School.