“a feel-good message about family, and is a perfect example of what independent film can be.”
SHORT AND SWEET FIM FESTIVAL
For the Burke brothers of Yakima, Washington, the river is a life source. As young boys from a home torn apart by alcoholism and broken promises, they found refuge and redemption in their backyard creek - losing themselves in the rush of cold water beneath their feet, playing, laughing, and chasing minnows into a 5-gallon bucket. Through the years their love of fishing together would grow and take them to the Yakima River, Columbia River tributaries and other storied steelhead waters of the Pacific Northwest where as men they reunite faithfully to this day. For them the river has been a constant friend and a place of mending: mending their spey lines through the currents of a steelhead run and mending what had once been torn in life into the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood.
Brothers is a glimpse into their shared passion for wild steelhead as they swing flies on a harsh winter day on the Olympic Peninsula. Despite miserable conditions their unwavering hope on the water, and also in life, proves essential once again in connecting with such a rare and powerful fish, and to each other.
WRITER / PRODUCER
DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER
Seattle photographer and filmmaker Randy Kerr has captured landscape and travel imagery from over 30 countries. His work has been featured online in The New York Times, Discovery's Travel Channel, CNN, Communication Arts, Expedia's Mungo Park, and Altrec's Route360. He received the iPIX Outstanding Achievement Award for Travel and was a featured photographer in The Canon Lens Experience on B&H Photo. In recent years he has shifted his emphasis to short documentary films incorporating his love of adventure, story, and music.
When not behind the camera viewfinder or editing workstation, Randy often spends his time at the piano keyboard, usually playing Chopin or Brahms.
A 20 year veteran of the computer industry, Randy has worked at Nokia, Microsoft, and NCR, and has launched startups in the areas of social media and online real estate. He received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Randy and his wife, Kim, and son, Alex, share their Seattle home with 'Khumbu' their beloved Tibetan Mastiff who they brought home from the Everest region of Nepal.
WRITER / PRODUCER
Led by the whisper of the river, Seattle fishing guide and storyteller Timothy Thomas Burke has inspired anglers throughout the Pacific Northwest. With creativity, drive, and endless ideas, Timothy has written about his adventures, helped produce films and is an entrepreneur at heart. Patagonia, Meiser Spey Rods, and Simms Fishing Gear support his love for the outdoors. From the rugged Cascades to the snow-capped Olympics, Timothy loves to hunt for mule deer and elk.
In his home town of Kirkland, Washington he spends his time investing in his local church, serving the underprivileged, tying flies, and building fly rods.
Timothy works as a business developer for Longevity Development and Relief Factor supplement company in sales, strategy, and marketing. He received his BS in Pastoral ministry from Corban University and Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Timothy’s motivation comes from his faith and from his grandfather who believed he could do anything. Timothy and his family — David, Seth, Justin, and Christina — live in Washington and Oregon.
TIMOTHY, DAVID & SETH BURKE
Short Shorts Winner (1 of 3) - 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour (Nationwide), Best in Show - River and Ocean Film Festival (Washington), Best Documentary - Snowdance Film Festival (Washington), Viewers Choice - Shoreline Short Short Festival (Washington), Best Short Film - Metamora Film Festival (Oregon), Award of Merit - The IndieFEST Film Awards (California)
Breckenridge Film Festival (Colorado), American Documentary Film Festival (California), Thin Line Fest (Texas), Aukland International Film Festival (New Zealand), Killarney Mountain Festival (Ireland), Wasatch Mountain Film Festival (Utah), London City Film Awards (U.K.), Lookout Wild Film Festival (Tennessee), Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Mountain Film Festival (California), Cardiff Mini Film Festival (U.K), Austin Spotlight Film Festival (Texas), BEYOND: The Film Festival (North Carolina), Austin Micro Short Film Festival (Texas), Newlyn International Film Festival (U.K.), Ogden Film Festival (Utah), Shoreline Short Short Film Festival (Washington), Bellingham Film Annual Showcase (Washington), Port Orchard Film Festival (Washington), Rainier Independent Film Festival (Washington), BigPictureCon Short & Smartphone Film Festival, Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles (California), Austin Under the Stars Film Festival (Texas), Clean Shorts Film Festival (Oklahoma), Canada West Film Fest (British Columbia), Believe in Your Dreams Arkansas Film Festival, Georgia Documentary Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, The World's Independent Film Festival (California), Atlanta Docufest (Georgia), Oregon Short Film Festival, Short and Sweet Film Festival (Utah), Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (Montana), MPCWS Short Film Gala (North Carolina), Angeles Documentaries (California), CLIFF2019 - Christian Life International Film (Ontario), Endless Mountains Film Festival (Pennsylvania) , Inspired Faith Film Festival (Georgia), Georgia Shorts Film Festival, Under 5 Minute Film and Smartphone Festival. FINALIST: Short+Sweet Film Festival Queensland (Australia), Feel The Reel International Film Festival. SEMI-FINALIST: Dublin International Film Festival 2018 (Ireland), Los Angeles CineFest (California), Hollywood Screenings Film Festival (California)