About Canners

Two rival homeless men scour the streets of Long Beach in search of their livelihood and survival-recyclables, until a mysterious trashcan is discovered and disrupts the balance of power.

“Canners” is a dark comedy/fantasy short film about greed, jealousy and aluminum cans that can be described as a “Twilight Zone” episode if directed by the Coen Brothers.

"FRESH, FUNNY AND WELL DONE"

About Canners

Two rival homeless men scour the streets of Long Beach in search of their livelihood and survival-recyclables, until a mysterious trashcan is discovered and disrupts the balance of power.

“Canners” is a dark comedy/fantasy short film about greed, jealousy and aluminum cans that can be described as a “Twilight Zone” episode if directed by the Coen Brothers.

"FRESH, FUNNY AND WELL DONE"

About The Nuevo Bros

Michael and Darren form the writing/directing duo, the “Nuevo Bros”who wrote, produced, directed and edited “Canners,” in order to capture the novel and mundane nature of the human condition without a budget or conventional crew.

About The Nuevo Bros

Michael and Darren form the writing/directing duo, the “Nuevo Bros”who wrote, produced, directed and edited “Canners,” in order to capture the novel and mundane nature of the human condition without a budget or conventional crew.

Michael Borgen’s Bio

I grew up in a family that loved Mel Brooks, Sam Kinison and the Three Stooges. Humor was always important in our household and it shaped my personality.

“The Goonies,” “Indiana Jones” and “Labyrinth”  enthralled me as a child and opened my eyes to the power of film. I was blown away by the creativity and  adventure. By the time “The Simpsons” rolled around in the early 90s, I was hooked for life–never had I seen such wit and humor that I could relate to.

“The Simpsons” is where I learned of classic films and archaic pop-culture references that I never knew existed. I was inspired to research their satire because I wanted to be on their level. As Darren told me 20 years ago, “I wouldn’t be able to talk if it weren’t for the Simpsons”.

Darren Doyle, my creative partner and I met by chance in Nuevo, CA in the mid-nineties where we played on a roller hockey team together. We quickly discovered a mutual love of film, music and comedy have been brothers since. Never before have I been on the same wavelength creatively with anyone. I’m convinced it must be fate that drew us together to create something unique and memorable.

Darren Doyle’s Bio

I was born in 1980 in Dublin, Ireland. Growing up, movies held a very special place with my family, every weekend my Dad would rent several movies from a lady named “Minnie” who ran a Chinese Blockbuster from her living room…ah, the good ol’ days!

I remember the first time I saw “E.T.” and cried my eyes out. I’ll never forget the night I saw ‘Aliens’ which left me both physically and emotionally drained in all the right ways. I still hear my whole family laughing while watching Del Griffith and Neal Page share a motel room in ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.’

Lots of things have changed over the years, some good, some not so good, but one thing has remained constant…my love for movies.

Myself and childhood friend, and follow cinephile Michael Borgen (Nuevo Bros) joined forces in 2014 to create original content that showcased both our influences and artistry.

Making ‘Canners’ has given me immense creative satisfaction and purpose, however; the process of making a movie is a long, hard slog. If not for the passion and creativity of my co-writer/director Michael Borgen, cast & crew, family & friends, I doubt this movie would have ever been completed.  

I believe Cinema is the highest form of expression and my dream is to continue to make movies with my friends and family, with the hope that one day I can have same impression on others, as others have had on me.

Please consider supporting us on INDIEGOGO where you can earn some awesome, one-of-a-kind “Canners” perks.

Check out Nuevo Bros interview on AM DRIVE radio about “Canners” short film or listen to the Surely You Can’t Be Serious Podcast where we talk about creating an award-winning film for only $2000! 

 

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