English and Tamil with English subtitles, 2012, 92 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Documentary
The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. “Rocky Anna,” as the children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV know him, was dissatisfied with his life in America. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with kids in need. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource.
Director Steve Hoover—who is best friends with his subject—ventured to India to chronicle Rocky’s newfound life in this beautifully crafted and personal film. The bond Rocky forges with his friend and the deep connection he makes with the children he serves is Blood Brother’s testament to one person’s ability to create a meaningful life. - L. V.
About the Director
Steve Hoover has been directing commercials and music videos for the past six years. His work has been shown on virtually every media outlet and has amassed more than 100 million YouTube views. Hoover is a director at Animal, a production and visual-effects facility in Pittsburgh. Blood Brother, which he wrote, directed, produced, and narrated, is his first feature film.
Cast and Credits
Director: Steve Hoover
Executive Producers: Steve Hoover, Leigh Blake, John Carlin
Producer: Danny Yourd
Cinematographer: John Pope
Editors: Steve Hoover, Tyson VanSkiver, Claude LaVallee
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