Sisters & Brothers
Sisters & Brothers is a 2011 Canadian drama film written and directed by Carl Bessai. The film explores the relationships of four sets of siblings who have not (in one case, never) had contact for some time. It is the final film in Bessai's Family X trilogy exploring family relations, following 2008's Mothers & Daughters and 2010's Fathers & Sons.
|Sisters & Brothers|
|Directed by||Carl Bessai|
|Produced by||Carl Bessai|
|Written by||Carl Bessai|
|Edited by||Sabrina Pitre|
The eleven main actors, grouped by relationship:
- Cory Monteith as Justin
- Dustin Milligan as Rory, Justin's brother
- Amanda Crew as Nikki, an actress
- Benjamin Ratner as Jerry, a schizophrenic
- Gabrielle Miller as Louise, Jerry's sister
- Jay Brazeau as Ringo, Jerry's 'lawyer'
- Camille Sullivan as Maggie, Nikki's half-sister
- Tom Scholte as Henry, the 'producer', meets Nikki
- Kacey Rohl as Sarah, no siblings until the Sita surprise
- Gabrielle Rose as Marion, Sarah and Sita's mother
- Leena Manro as Sita, Sarah's (surprise) half-sister
The main performances are improvised, resulting in the eleven main performers, along with writer/director Bessai, being credited under the heading "A Collective Creation By". Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles.