Two brothers from Hogansville created a feature film that will premiere at the 2012 Madrid International Film Festival.
The musically driven “A Band of Rogues,” documents a band’s travels, trials and time in Argentina. The film is competing for “Best Picture” and “Best Music” awards at the festival.
Tim Morgan, 26, and brother Matthew Morgan, 24, played major roles as the film’s producer and composer.
The cast and crew is comprised of a group of friend’s the brothers made through years of film making under their production company, Rocky Farm Studio.
When it was time to pick a place for their next movie, the brothers agreed on Argentina.
“We both loved the culture,” Matthew Morgan said, “We thought it’d be a great backdrop for the film.”
The crew found props and actors in unlikely places, like their rear view mirror.
According to Matthew Morgan, the group cast an Argentinian race car driver in the film after they pulled over to ask him about using his vintage-style bus.
“We wanted to really raw,” Matthew Morgan said, “almost flying by the seat of our pants.”
Tim Morgan said the cast and crew were caught off guard by the film festival acceptance, which came after months of post-production work.
“You go through this dull period,” he said, “and you kind of get discouraged.”
Tim Morgan said he plans to continue working with his sibling, which has its perks.
“Composers usually come in late in the game,” Matthew Morgan said, “I am involved from the very beginning.”
When they aren’t overseas, the home-schooled duo works from their home base of Hogansville.
For more information, visit www.abandofrogues.com/about-the-movie.