Dysfunctional Families Never Looked So Good in Dr. Brinks and Dr. Brinks
The New Hampshire Film Festival had the pleasure of streaming the first ever full length feature directed by Josh Crockett, Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks.
One of the screenwriters, Jonathan Pappas, attended the screening and was able to shed some insight on the making of the film.
When the humanitarians, physicians, and less than adequate parents, Dr. Brinks and Dr. Brinks die in a tragic accident, it is up to their two estranged, adult children to determine what happens to their estate.This feature was filmed in Los Angeles, where the story takes place. Michelle Brinks (Kristin Slaysman) travels from her home in Philadelphia and is reunited with her brother Marcus (Scott Rodgers) at the funeral of their parents in LA. This film takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster. On one hand, it is surely a tragedy that both the parents of Michelle and Marcus die at once, but it also brings the siblings back into each other’s lives. On the other hand, Michelle totally screws things up when she starts fooling around with Marcus’s father-in-law. The film captures the essence of a typical dysfunctional family: no matter how much you want to hate them, you have to love them anyway.
The audience mostly inquired about the process of making the film. Jonathan Pappas was able to share how he and director Josh Crockett and Kristin Slaysman were able to combine their experiences to create the plot for Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks. Slaysman and Crockett are married off-screen, and their home was used in the film where most of the action takes place. Pappas also shared that the actors spent a week together before shooting, which in turn created more organic on-screen relationships. Link up with Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks on Facebook and Twitter.
Don’t miss out on this heartfelt comedy! Catch it again at The Music Hall Loft at 3:40 pm on Saturday!
By Hannah Goble