Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

Based on a novel by Brian Aldiss, Brother of the Head is the music mockumentary recording the rise and fall of punk band the Bang Bang, led by conjoined twins, Barry and Tom Howe.

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In the mid-70s, the boys are discovered by music manager Zak Bedderwick, and trained by musician, Bryan Dick, and have a short-lived fame as a unique band. All-the-while, both are being shadowed by academic journalist Tania Emery, who is supposedly intrigued by the duo, questioning the exploitation of the physically impaired in the music industry. Tania has an eye for Tom, and vice versa, and while the relationship which blossoms, it also drives a barrier between the brothers.

The film integrates footage from gigs and behind-the-scenes, found objects and multiple narrators which cut away from the film to tell personal anecdotes of the twins, all of which make Brothers of the Head deceive its audience into actually believing the Bang Bang were a real phenomenon.

 

Brothers of the Head
director KEITH FULTON and LOUIS PEPE
year 2005
director of photography ANTHONY DOD MANTLE
cast LUKE TREADAWAY, HARRY TREADAWAY, SEAN HARRIS, BRYAN DICK and TANIA EMERY

 
 

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