The movie ‘Brother’s Keeper’ was filmed on location at The College of New Rochelle last week, taking advantage of its facilities and New Rochelle location. An independent comedy about a narcissistic entrepreneur who moves in with his estranged sister’s family, the film is directed by Ross Katz and stars Jane Krakowski, of Ally McBeal and 30 Rock fame, Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll, as well as Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
Kroll plays a self-absorbed entrepreneur who suffers a breakdown on the night his new company launches. He leaves Manhattan to move in with his sister (Byrne) and her husband (Cannavale), and becomes the nanny for their 3-year-old son.
The Wellness Center’s pool initially drew the production crew to The College of New Rochelle, because it provided the perfect setting for a scene featuring Jane Krakowski as a swimming instructor. “The College of New Rochelle has the best pool in Westchester,” said Location Manager Michael Hartel.
Hartel explained,”I know because I searched pools all over Westchester before I was lucky enough to find it through a woman whose son took a lifeguarding class there. Our director and photography director are thrilled with all the natural light and the rounded walls.”
Additional scenes were filmed in the Sweeney Student Center and in the Wellness Center entrance area. Over the last couple weeks the cast has been shooting in and around New Rochelle near Daisy Farms Drive and Grand Blvd, and will be in the New Rochelle area through early February.
The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City. The College maintains five other campus locations in New York City for the School of New Resources in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.