My Brother (2006 film)

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My Brother
My Brother dvd cover.jpg
Directed by Anthony Lover
Produced by Leslieann Fouche
Gingi Rochelle
Written by Anthony Lover
Starring Vanessa L. Williams
Tatum O'Neal
Nashawn Kearse
Fredro Starr
Music by John Califra
Cinematography John Saywer
Edited by Christian Baker
Distributed by Codeblack Entertainment
Release date
  • July 22, 2006 (2006-07-22) (American Black Film Festival)
  • March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $65,797

My Brother is a 2006 film directed by Academy Award nominee Anthony Lover. It stars Vanessa L. Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse and Fredro Starr. It also stars two first time actors with Down syndrome, Christopher Scott and Donovan Jennings. Two developmentally disabled actors played leading roles, and also an African American actor with a developmental disability played a leading role.

The movie was produced by Gregory Segal for Angel Baby Entertainment and Liberty Artists. The executive producer was Michael Malagiero. The cinematographer was John Saywer.

The movie was released theatrically in March 2007 in 19 cities by CodeBlack Entertainment. The DVD was released in May 2007 by Universal.

Special Olympics connection[edit]

The movie was promoted in connection with the Special Olympics. Vanessa Williams sits on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International. A benefit for the Special Olympics was held in Washington D.C. for the release of the movie in that city. It was attended by cast, crew, Tim and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Sargent Shriver, and Vanessa Williams.


The movie won the Grand Jury Prize at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, in July 2006. It has received 26 other nominations and awards, including Christopher Scott's Founder's Award at the American Black Film Festival.

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