David and Zev Brooks discovered some recent truth in a line from the 1989 big-screen baseball classic "Field of Dreams": "If you build it, he will come."
This past Tuesday, the American film distribution company Magnolia Home Entertainment released the brothers' award-winning 2009 independent film "The Yankles" on DVD andBlu-ray, bringing their first attempt at filmmaking into the home theaters of viewers across the country.
On a late-night conference call last Thursday from their New York City hotel room, the filmmakers — David, a Westminster resident, who directed the film, and his older brother Zev, a Fountain Valley resident, who was its executive producer — reflected on the gamut of their film's success with fatigued delight.
"We're thrilled that a big company like Magnolia saw the same vision we had," David said. "All I've ever wanted as a filmmaker was to have the opportunity for a wide audience to see this, and now we'll have that across all platforms."