Arlington Man Shoots Action Flick in Hometown

By Julie Tam
|  Thursday, Feb 17, 2011  |  Updated 5:15 PM CDT
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Director-writer Will Canon said locations from his childhood inspired him to shoot the film Brotherhood.

Julie Tam

Director-writer Will Canon said locations from his childhood inspired him to shoot the film Brotherhood.

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An award-winning feature film directed by an Arlington man, and shot in his hometown, premieres Friday in North Texas.

Brotherhood is a gripping action movie about how far a college student will go to join a fraternity. In the film, a college student has to rob a convenience store and then stand up to the rest of the guys to save his friend's life.

Director and co-writer Will Canon graduated from Arlington High School and NYU's film program. He came back to his hometown and shot part of the movie in a UT Arlington frat house.

Filming also was done at a boarded-up convenience store in Canon's old neighborhood. The crew had to re-stock the entire store for the shoot.

"It had been abandoned. There was no electricity. There was no air conditioning. And we were shooting it in August in Texas, so I don't have to tell anybody here how hot that is," said Canon. "I was just very kind of inspired by the place I grew up, the way I grew up, and the people here. So for me to be back there shooting my first film there, it was surreal, but it was also a lot of fun."

Now Canon will get to see his work on the silver screen at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station in Dallas. The movie also will be available on demand on cable.

To watch the trailer and learn more about Brotherhood, click here.

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