Irish Twins (partially found Strong brothers film; 2008)
Irish Twins was a short film that was written and directed by brothers Rider and Shiloh Strong (the former is known for the popular ABC sitcom Boy Meets World) and was the brother's directorial debut after producing the 2001 film Buck Naked Arson.
The film was also produced by The Grudge 3 director Toby Wilkins and Jay Chapman. The film has the Strong Brothers in the leads and Fururama's John Di Maggio, Al Vicente, Devon McGinn, and Chris Solari in supporting leads. The film was screened at various film festivals in 2008 including Edmonton International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival and won various awards.
According to the Tribeca Film Festival website, the film's plot goes as follows:
Despite being born within a year of each other, Michael and Seamus Sullivan have become very different men. On the night after their father's funeral, Seamus drags Michael to the local pub in their small hometown in Northern California and attempts to convince his brother that they must take their father's ashes to Ireland in tribute. Of course, it isn't long before Seamus' true intentions surface, and Michael must confront how much he is willing to sacrifice for his Irish Twin.
Along with winning awards, the film was well-received by the crowds at the festivals the film was screened at, with one reviewer writing on IMDB:
One of the the biggest surprises is that "Irish Twins," if not for its short length, has the technical quality of a major motion picture. The widescreen format and cinematography are second to none. Stunning visuals wowed me from the start, with glowing neon and angelic white lights surrounding the lead characters. Watch for the long take in the first bar scene -- it took my breath away.
Despite the positive reception, the film hasn't seen any home media or streaming release since it's screenings. Rider Strong uploaded the film's trailer on Vimeo on April 18, 2010. The film was allegedly available to watch on Amazon Prime but has seen been unavailable. As of the writing of this article, the only available footage from the film is from the aforementioned trailer.