Brotherly Love is the Emmy winning story of Will Taylor s escape from the barriers of a small Mississippi town, in order to achieve his dream of becoming an Air Traffic Controller in the Federal Aviation Administration. It is the story of Will and James, brothers whose lives take distinctly opposite paths. Will s life is falling apart. He tries to please his mother, wife, brother, and employer, and ends up pleasing no one.
Brotherly Love is the winner of three Emmy awards; Best Producer/Director, Best Informational Program, and Best Lighting. It also won the Procter and Gamble Dreambuilder Celebration Playwright Competition of 1999. The movie is currently airing on network television, with the theatrical production being presented in the spring of 2000.
Comments about the TV movie:
"The opening scene pretty much dictates the tone of the show. Sims, and his brother, walk by a Confederate statue in Mississippi and James spits on it." Skip Hess, The Indianapolis Star/News, Indianapolis, Indiana.
"Brotherly Love, a script written by Will J. Sims of Indianapolis, is the story of Will and James, brothers whose lives take opposite paths. It spans 30 years in the life of a man who must make difficult choices when brotherly love stands in the way of his dreams." Herald-Leader Staff, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky.
"Jim Friedman, one of the city s most oft-awarded filmmakers with 42 Emmys and a housefull of other awards, is gearing up for the production of Brotherly Love. The outstanding script, written by Will J. Sims of Indianapolis, is about two brothers whose lives take different paths - one self-destructive, one successful." Jim Knippenberg, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio.