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© 2018 Randy Kerr

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Randy Kerr

randy@randykerr.com

Mukilteo, WA

Timothy Burke

timothythomasburke@gmail.com

Kirkland, WA

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“a feel-good message about family, and is a perfect example of what independent film can be.”

SHORT AND SWEET FIM FESTIVAL
 

THE FILM

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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.

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WRITER / PRODUCER

TIM BURKE

RANDY KERR

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.

TIMOTHY BURKE

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.

FEATURING

TONY ANDERSON

TIMOTHY, DAVID & SETH BURKE

MUSIC
 

FESTIVALS

AWARDS 

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)

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

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)