Uncle Howard – Aaron Brookner

Licensing, Music Supervision, Original Composition

Uncle Howard tells the story of Howard Brookner, a potent filmmaker lost to AIDS in New York in 1989, leaving his nephew Aaron inspired to make films and investigate the mystery of his uncle’s past. We follow the documentary unfold as Aaron discovers an astounding amount of never-see-before footage unveiling the New York his uncle left behind and the artists he was surrounded by including Madonna, Jim Jarmusch, William Burroughs and Andy Warhol to name a few.

Premiering at Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale in 2016, the film has received high praise from Vice, the New York Times, the Guardian, Variety, British Council and many more.
The soundtrack displays an equally rich and impressive roster of artists, ranging from musicians part of the NY 80s scene, to revisited songs from Howard’s films, and contemporary indie artists, notably from Barry Hogan’s ATP Recordings, who gladly supported the project. These included The Pretenders, Duke Ellington, NEU!, Mogwai, Younghusband, Nils Frahm, Vision Fortune, Rowland Howard amongst many others.

Uncle Howard was nominated for Best Film Soundtrack at the 2016 Music Week Sync Awards, Best 10 Documentaries of 2016 (Hollywood Reporter), and 10 Best LGBT Films of 2016 by QueerGuru.

Written and Directed by Aaron Brookner
Executive Produced by Jim Jarmusch
Produced by Paula Vaccaro, Sara Driver and Alex Garcia
Featuring: Howard Brookner, William Burroughs, Tom DiCillo, Madonna,
Year: 2016

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