Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  61 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Essayistic
Language:  English
Grade level: 10-12, college, adult
Color/BW:  Color
Closed captioning available
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The Distance Between Us

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Chris documents his relationship with his twin brother Nick who has cerebral palsy. Now an adult, Nick's steps towards independence challenge Chris to address his fears and feelings about his brother's changing life.

The Distance Between Us

Nick has cerebral palsy. He is an adult, living with his parents, who is often treated as a child but physically feels like an old man. His brother Chris has spent 35 years dealing with the reality of having a twin brother that struggles through life in ways he does not. To help him work through this chronic guilt, Chris has been photographing and documenting Nick's life for nearly two decades. Now, as an opportunity arises for Nick to finally take his first steps towards independence, Chris has to deal with his own fears and feelings about this change.

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Official Competition Cleveland Int'l Film Festival; official competition Macon Film Festival


Main credits

Capozziello, Nick (on-screen participant)
Capozziello, Christopher (photographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)
Maierson, Eric (editor of moving image work)
Storm, Brian (film director)
Storm, Brian (film producer)

Other credits

Photography, Christopher Capozziello; editor, Eric Maierson; directors of photography: Rick Gershon, Andrew Michael Ellis; original music, Simon Erdman.

Distributor credits

Brian Storm

Photography: Christopher Capozziello
Producer and Editor: Eric Maierson
Director, Producer and Executive Producer: Brian Storm
Director of Photography: Rick Gershon, Andrew Michael Ellis
Additional Video: Christopher Capozziello, Bas Berkhout
Colorist: Tim McLaughlin

Docuseek2 subjects

Illness, Disease and Disorders
Family Issues
Psychology and Mental Health

Distributor subjects



twins, cerebral palsy, diabetes, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Badlands, Chris Capozziello, photography, photojournalist, knights of Columbus, seizure, MediaStorm, Brian Storm; "The Distance Between Us"; MediaStorm

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