Trailer for Brothers Hypnotic which will premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, brotherhood is literal: they re all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cohran. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago s South side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6AM. Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky while playing in the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or wowing a jazz festival they find the values their father bred into them constantly tested. They must decide whether his principles really are their own. Brothers Hypnotic is a coming of age story, for eight brothers, and for an ideal.