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'He who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.'

—  Revelation 12:9


Sweet Brother tells the story of Jude, a gentle man on a journey across 'Hell' to pay a healing visit to Bess, a blind pot-head who prefers house-plants to humans.  What Jude is to discover during his visit, is that this woman isn’t at all who she appears to be on the surface, for as well as being a book collector, Bess also happens to possess what just might be the most powerful object in all the universe. The question is, will a pious young man submit to his temptation, or will a blind adherence to dogma save him from the coming 'apocalypse'? 


Exploring the guises of Satan and the limits of God’s patience, Sweet Brother is a post-horror, punk fairytale; a philosophical meditation on the fall from grace, touching on the subjects of sin, transformation, chaos, morality, revelation, the number 11, fruitcake, and unicorns.

The film is now in the early stages of post-production and on track to be completed by the end of the year, with additional filming to continue until the start of spring.


The journey so far...

What began as a writing exercise during the second British lockdown of 2020 quickly grew into something of a passion project. As a patchwork of dreams, the fragmented narrative of the film is a pretext for ideas and reflections on several topics, including theology and mythology, temptation and desire, the philosophy of personal identity, and the cruelty of nature.


A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Good Friday 2021, successfully raising (and surpassing) the target budget, with support from both outside and within the film industry, including John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Fry, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Martin Sherman, Emilia di Girolamo, Dan Hubbard, and Rose McGowan.

Thank you to every generous soul who has backed or supported this ambitious little film, which will (all elements permitting) be completed by summer 2023.

You can follow the progress either here, or on the film's Instagram or Facebook.



Orlando Brooke  +  Sophie Brooke


Raffiella Chapman + Henry Garrett + Tereza Srbova

Maya Markelle + Anarosa De Eizaguirre Butler

Lisa Moorish + Peter McPherson +  Chloe Keenan

Gem Carmella + Charlie MacGechan + Merryl Ansah

Jarry Glavin + Jon Campling + Jane Paul Gets 

Luke Ireland + Carol Walton + Stefania Licari 

Joshua Parris + Kane Surry + Alex Guersman

Rocci Williams + Yan Toby-Amisi + Ana Torre

Natasha Benton + Daisy Clarke + Joe Hughes

Luke Callan + Rajneet Sidhu + Tudor Baron

Charlene Griffith + Jason Ford + Aidan O'Callaghan 

 Amethyste Mangangu + Nick Croft-Simon

Sven Maertens + James Edward Hoare + Alex Childs

Mily Iran + Sarah Hosford + Joanna Lukowicz

Penelope Granycombe + Polly Fey

Casting Director: Maia Von Hurter

Costume Designer & Production Designer: Layke Anderson

Additional Styling & Wardrobe: Maurizio Iapicca

Makeup Artists: Dimitra Avramidou + Maisie Boyd + Jerry-Jane Pears

Director of Photography & Stills Photography: Jean-Paul Berthoin

Camera Operators: Layke Anderson + Alejandro Sesma

Sound Recordists: Olly Kent Muneeb Baig + Ruijing Bu

Associate producers: Christian Mahieu + Glen Allen

Co-producers: Scott Brand, Aidan O'Callaghan + Sasha Latoya

Executive producers: Pip Pickering + Daniel Hubbard + Rose McGowan

 Executive producersJean-Paul Berthoin + Robert Mathis


Writer, Producer, Editor & Director: Layke Anderson

If you would like to get in touch for more information, please use the CONTACT form.

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