Brothers' Nest

On a cold morning in country Victoria, two brothers arrive at the family home intent on murdering their step-father Roger. Terry and Jeff's motive is simple, killing their step-dad will render their dying Mother’s plan to change her will in his favour, redundant. The staged “suicide” has been meticulously planned but there is one thing the boys didn’t take into account, spending an entire day together. Old grudges, different worldviews and a general troubled history will pit these two brothers against each other and by the end of the day three people will be dead. “Brothers' Nest” is the very blackest of comedies about family, loyalty and murder–cos after all “blood is thicker than water".

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Clayton Jacobson




Director: Clayton Jacobson
Executive Producer: Julia Adams, Tait Brady #2, Deborah Fryers #3, Shane Jacobson #4
Producer: Jason Byrne, Clayton Jacobson #2
Screenwriter: Jaime Browne
Cinematographer: Peter Falk
Editor: Sean Lander, Clayton Jacobson #2
Production Designer: Robert Perkins
Sound Designer: Emma Bortignon
Music: Richard Pleasance
Principal Cast: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Lynette Curran, Kim Gyngell, Sarah Snook
Additional Credits: Director of Photography: Peter Falk, Costume Designer: Katie Graham, Music: Richard Pleasance, Associate Producer: Chris Pahlow, Additional Materials: Chris Pahlow


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Australia
Language: English
Runtime: 97:07 mins