KEEPER

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2020

Two adult brothers are forced to renegotiate their tumultuous relationship after a traumatic accident leaves one of them disabled and the other must care for him.

Directed by Maren Lavelle

Written by Maren Lavelle & Matt Steiner

Director of Photography: Jodi Savitz

Produced by One-Eyed Rabbit

Director's note

Keeper was an incredible challenge for me as a director. As I put together my team for the shoot, it became increasingly clear how many people are intimately connected to disability in ways one wouldn’t have assumed (for myself, my mom was involved in a traumatic accident when I was eight-years-old, forcing her to teach herself how to walk again). And so, capturing the characters' daily reality in as honest a way as possible, however uncomfortable, became a top priority of mine. 

PRODUCTION STILLS
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BEHIND THE SCENES