Rademacher produced the film with Norman S Powell about his two brothers who are US Army soldiers and have collectively served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gary Sinise and Dave Scantling served as executive producers.
Goldwyn has scheduled a March release for the film, which was named best feature documentary at the second annual GI Film Festival in Washington DC and won the grand prize and best documentary award at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis.
'Brothers At War offers an up-close view of a family dynamic intimately tied to the war,' Samuel Goldwyn Films president Meyer Gottlieb said. 'The deeply personal insights of Jake's film add even more profundity and raw honesty to an already relevant topic.'
'Sometimes it's necessary to dive into the heart of something to truly understand it,' Rademacher said. 'You have to go there and be with the soldiers and Marines on the front lines. Once I had experienced some of what they go through first-hand, they began to reveal so much more. I have been transformed by what I have seen at war and learned about my family through making this film.'
Samuel Goldwyn Films' vice president of acquisitions Peter Goldwyn brokered the deal with Endeavor Independent head Graham Taylor and attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb LLP on behalf of the producers.