FEATURE: ‘Brother’s Keeper’ filming comes to Abilene, nearing completion

Todd Randall’s directorial debut could not have come in a much more compressed time frame.

From the time he was asked to direct “Brother’s Keeper” until filming began, Randall had three weeks to prepare and immerse himself in the background of Abilene High’s 2009 state championship run.

“This is a low-budget indie film and I often explain it as awful and awesome all at the same time,” the director said. “We put in (20½ hours on Friday) and that’s the awful part. The awesome part is this crew, this cast and this town. The people and the story is what we do all of this for. That’s how we get through the long days.”

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