Desert Wind Films announces the release of the highly-anticipated film Brother’s Keeper, a story about the uncertainty of life and the struggle to forgive the most unforgivable sin: murder, Brother’s Keeper is set to open in theaters nationwide spring 2012.

Brother’s Keeper follows the story of two orphaned identical twins, Pete and Andy.  As their high school graduation nears, Pete plans to marry Maggie, the love of his life, and head off to school to become a preacher. Andy, who wants nothing to do with God, has no plans, no direction and seemingly no future.

In a cruel twist of fate—orchestrated by a rival for Maggie’s heart—Pete finds himself locked away in prison on trumped-up charges. The brothers must decide if they will seek vengeance on those whose corruption and deceit have taken that freedom away. While revenge may seem sweet, Brother’s Keeper is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.

“The film addresses multiple themes and shows the raw emotion of how truly difficult it is to forgive in extreme circumstances,” says Director Josh Mills. “It captivates the audience into feeling both deep-seeded anger and compassion for the characters in the film.”

This film will shock and surprise audiences, forcing them to re-evaluate what is most important in their own lives. The movie grapples with several themes throughout the story including reconciliation, second chances, salvation, utmost forgiveness and sacrifice.

According to a recent nationwide study on the topic of forgiveness conducted by Barna Research (a division of the Barna Group), four out of five Americans have been hurt or harmed by someone else’s behavior, and three out of four Americans have done something they felt required forgiveness.  In addition, 40% of Americans believe they’ve done something for which they cannot forgive themselves and many of those emotionally wounded cannot let it go.

Brother’s Keeper is a film focused on God’s love demonstrated through forgiveness. To elevate the theme of the film, TIMETOLETGO.ORG has launched – an initiative backed up by film, television and live events. This dynamic site will feature a comprehensive gathering of faith and forgiveness content and dialogue that will be regularly updated with new material from a myriad of sources across a variety of media.

Brother’s Keeper is Desert Wind Films’ flagship project. Executive Producer Steven Camp helped secure the rights to the original story “The Gift & Giver”, from which Brother’s Keeper is based. The film was converted from this short story to its current form, a full-length feature film.

Bainbridge, GA served as the perfect backdrop for the 1950s’ period film.  Shot on location in Bainbridge near the Flint River, Brother’s Keeper utilized the small town’s courthouse and surrounding buildings, which are all original structures from the mid to late 1800s, giving the film genuine time-period feel.

Directed by Josh Mills and TJ Amato, the cast includes Alex and Graham Miller, Daniel Samonas (iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place), Michael Rooker, Noelle Coet and MacKenzie Mauzy and Travis Tritt (country music artist).

To coincide with upcoming release, a brand new website recently launched promoting Brother’s Keeper. The website will offer one-click access to essential materials including production notes, press releases, downloadable photos & video clips, blogs, and much more. In addition to the site launch, a brand-new cut of the official trailer is also now available for preview and download via

Opening theaters will be announced at a later date. For more information about Brother’s Keeper and to watch the movie trailer, please visit

About Desert Wind Films

Desert Wind Films is committed to the creation of commercially successful motion pictures of the highest quality that explore, educate and entertain and that challenge the imagination to consider a world of possibilities. Brother’s Keeper is the company’s premier film release. For more information on Desert Wind Films, please visit


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