Dreamlike Music Video, Heavy Drama and Self Discovery All Part of Busy Summer for The Hall Brothers

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Spencer, Justin and Tyler Hall spent much of the summer running to rehearsals, auditioning for film and stage roles, studying dance and starring in a variety of productions. Not your typical summer for New York boys just 10, 12 and 13. But, then, The Hall Brothers are anything but typical.

While most young boys spent their summer playing baseball, swimming, going to camp or heading to the movies with friends, The Hall Brothers (Spencer 10, Justin 12 and Tyler 13) were spending long hours in Manhattan taking dance and acting lessons in between auditioning for films and plays when they weren’t starring in music videos, first rate plays and film festival shorts.

These boys are busy. And getting busier – fall is around the corner and things are just starting to heat up.

Some of the summer highlights for the Hall Brothers:

“Hannah” music video by Freelance Whales – Justin in the lead role. This dream inspired indie synth pop video features a young boy (Justin) who is visited repeatedly by a “presence”. Filmed atop the roof of an historic Brooklyn building, the music is haunting and upbeat at the same time. It was a thrill for Justin and the directors were thrilled to have him. “It’s always a treat when you work with a kid who just gets it,” says director Ariel Danzig. “Justin was patient and amazing – and took direction so well. He’s got a great look and is the ultimate professional. He’s going to do very well in this business.” See the video: http://stereogum.com/505212/freelance-whales-hannah-video-stereogum-premiere/video/

Fisbowl – Spencer stars in this short directed by Ryan Duff that was entered in the prestigious
Cinefest Film Festival in Connecticut. Spencer was cast as the lead (Jordan) in a heartwarming tale about a boy and his pet goldfish. Tyler plays Spencer's older brother Michael, a teenager with an attitude and a natural resentment toward his younger sibling. Justin has a cameo late in the film as an energetic boy playfully catching mice in the woods in order to secure a delicious meal or two for his pet snake back at home. “I can’t say enough about the Hall brothers,” said Duff. “Spencer, Justin and Tyler all were so well trained and mature for their ages.” Duff was so impressed he brought Justin and Spencer back in to tape a Sesame Street Word on the Street segment.
See the video: http://vimeo.com/11776319

Paxil – this serious film was a breakthrough part for Tyler, who turns 14 in November and is pursuing dramatic acting. Directed by Nick Massey, this short film examines the negative effects this potent drug can have on young children. Tyler stars as the main character that is unnecessarily prescribed this medication hoping for a quick fix, but winds up having the opposite effect on improving his outlook on life. “He is a great young actor,” says Massey. “He knows when to turn it on and when to turn it off. He is a real pro. He didn’t miss a beat. Tyler was just great all around and I would love to work with him again.”
See the video: http://vimeo.com/13290979

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