Recently broken up with by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (Ryan O’Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term “lo-fi musician,”
Alex and Jim find their unique musical style by bringing the sound of children’s instruments to their unsuspecting fans. Playing a series of bizarre shows and experiencing multiple near-disasters, Alex and Jim’s persistence takes them on a true coming-of-age journey – one that may be their last shot at achieving their youthful dreams. Director Ryan O’Nan joins us for an engaging conversation on the challenges and joy of making his first feature film.
“A stunning debut. Touching and honest.” – Orlando Weekly
“A Bro-mantic ONCE if it had been directed by Cameron Crowe in his prime.” – Seattle Weekly
“Independent film has seen its small share of ‘band on the road’ movies, but few evince the effortless charm and sweet sincerity of Ryan O’Nan’s Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best.” – Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine