Some footage which I edited together of Behind the Scenes from the filming of the Pupi Avati film "Brothers and Sisters" starring Franco Nero. Thanks to Steve Moes. I have fond memories of working with these people.

From my personal collection - A much larger original Italian movie poster for Brothers and Sisters. Used for subways and on buildings. It measures 55 x 78. Brothers and Sisters starred Franco Nero (Die Hard 2).

From my personal collection - original Italian movie poster for Brothers and Sisters. It measures 39 x 55.

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A slideshow of photos that I took on set during the making of Brothers and Sisters and some of the photos were taken by Chat Gunter and given to me as a gift (Thanks again Chat!)

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Trailer for Brothers and Sisters.

Filming a party scene for "Brothers and Sisters" - on the right Boom Operator Jeff Carney. This was the 2nd of 5 films that I worked in the sound department on for Duea Films.

Actress Paola Quattrini moments before filming begins. The talented actress won a Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress (given by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists) for her role as Lea in the film. It's the oldest movie award in Europe.

This was the first time we had to deal with snow while shooting one of the Duea films. Director Pupi Avati, in the red jacket, is operating the camera. 

A cold Director, Pupi Avati, sits behind the camera in the early morning haze at a Brothers And Sisters location in Davenport, Iowa.

​Now you will learn why I respect and admire Director Pupi Avati and his brother, Antonio Avati, who produces the movies for Duea Films. Now only do they do great work but they are also great people. Antonio offered me the job anyway, knowing that I would have to leave at 5pm on days where Brothers And Sisters would go long or have evening shoots. As editing on Beauty Queen Butcher would start around 5:30--6:00 pm and last into the night. He valued me as part of the crew as did Chat Gunter in the sound department who also agreed to it. Not only was I surprised with their generous offer as I don't know many filmmakers who would do that  but I was very touched by their kindness. One of the many reasons I always enjoy and welcome the opportunity to work with them.  I accepted Antonio Avati's offer and would work on Brothers and Sisters during the day and then head into post production on Beauty Queen Butcher each evening. Now I knew how Michael J. Fox felt doing Family Ties during part of the day and filming Back To The Future during the other half. ​

This was the 3rd of 5 films that gave me yet another opportunity to work for Duea Film (Pupi Avati / Antonio Avati). This was as enjoyable as the other Duea Films were. It was the first time we had to deal with snow/cold weather on the Italian movies. And it was also memorable for the filming of the boxing match scene. I added a new Behind The Scenes video further down the page.


I had already signed up to be the Director Of Photography and involved in the editing of this film when I received an offer to come to work with Duea Film once again (it would be my 3rd film with the Italian Filmmakers) on the movie "Brothers and Sisters" starring Franco Nero. I sadly declined as I knew by the time Brothers and Sisters started to film, I would be in post production on Beauty Queen Butcher every evening. So the timing just wouldn't work out.

"Brothers and Sisters"aka "Fratelli e Soelle"  is a film about a woman, after two decades of marriage, discovers her husband cheated on her so she moves her family to the U.S. to stay with her sister in St. Louis. Her two sons each take to their new life differently.

Directed by Pupi Avati. Produced by Antonio Avati. Starring Franco Nero (Die Hard 2 / Force 10 From Navarone), Paola Quattrini, Anna Bonaiuto, Luciano Federico, and Stefano Accorsi.

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