MY BROTHER'S KEEPER is a Civil War narrative that pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while remaining anchored in historical fact. It is inspired by the PBS drama series Mercy Street. It tells the story of two estranged brothers who, fighting on opposing sides of the Civil War, unexpectedly reunite on the battlefield at Antietam.
As we walk into battle with Ethan (19) and Jackson (16), we flash back to glimpses of their young lives to understand what has led them to this extraordinary, life-altering moment amid the carnage and brutality of war.
The VR short film uses innovative technologies and techniques to create a cinematic experience that brings this pivotal period of American history to life - placing the viewer not only at, but in, the Battle of Antietam.
Mercy Street Season 2 Airs Sundays, January 22 - March 5, 2017 @ 8/7c