The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
The Naked Brothers Band is an American musical comedy film written and directed by Polly Draper which stars her sons, Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, who portray members of a fictional rock group. It tells of the boys' struggles with their fame and an internal dispute that causes the band to split before reuniting in the end. The cast keep their full names on-screen. However, Allie DiMeco portrays Nat's female interest Rosalina, the siblings' actress cousin Jesse Draper plays the group's babysitter Jesse Cook, and the siblings' jazz pianist father Michael Wolff portrays their accordionist dad Mr. Wolff.
Draper shot the film in the style of a mockumentary—a parody in documentary format—that depicts the daily activities of the characters. It was emboldened by Nat's genuine band, The Silver Boulders, which he created in preschool with his friends who all portray themselves in the film. Nat composed and performed the music, though one song had been written by Alex. Principal photography took place in mid-2004 on location in New York City, and the interior scenes were vastly filmed in the family's Manhattan apartment.
In late 2005, Polly Draper, of Thirtysomething fame, and her husband Michael Wolff, entered the film in the Hamptons International Film Festival, where it won the audience award for family feature film. Albie Hecht, a former Nickelodeon executive and founder of Spike TV, was in the audience and commissioned the movie, in affiliation with his Worldwide Biggies label. It became the pilot for the potential Nickelodeon show of the same name, airing in the United States on January 27, 2007. The series was created and produced by Draper and premiered in February 2007, to the channel's highest ratings in seven years for viewers in the 6–11 age group.
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