Erwin Brothers Entertainment

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Erwin Brothers Entertainment (formerly Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures) is a film production company founded in 1999 by filmmakers Jon and Andy Erwin, the sons of Alabama State Senator Hank Erwin.

The Erwins began working together creating short videos at a Christian summer camp in 1996. Creatively the pair share a special interest in telling stories that reflect Christian themes and conservative values. After creating numerous short films and music videos, the company expanded into feature-length film with a documentary, The Cross and the Towers about a cross-shaped piece of wreckage found at "Ground Zero" after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York City.

They have worked on several projects for Word Music and Provident Music, two Christian labels based in Tennessee. They were also contracted to complete a series of short films dramatizing Bible stories for Chuck Bentley's Crown Financial Ministries.

The company received a total of four nominations in the 2008 Dove Awards. Three of them were in the category of Best Short Music Video ("Daylight" by Remedy Drive, "Movin'" by Group 1 Crew, and "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns). They were also nominated in the Long Form Music Video category for Casting Crowns' "The Altar and the Door: Live".

Though the brothers remained personally active in film projects, the "Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures" production company became inactive in 2009, but returned in force with the release of 2011's "October Baby". Since then, the Erwin Brothers have released "Moms' Night Out" (2014) and "Woodlawn" (2015), all filmed in the Birmingham area.

Films

Music videos

  • Michael W. Smith, "How to Say Goodbye"
  • Nicole C. Mullen, "One Touch"
  • Point of Grace, "How You Live"
  • David Jones, "Kountry Mile"
  • Eric Lovett, "Follow Me"
  • LLC, "Today"
  • Third Day, "Christmas Offerings Tour"
  • Salvador, "What Would It Be Like"
  • Casting Crowns, "Slow Fade"
  • Tenth Avenue North, "Love Is Here"
  • Remedy Drive, "Daylight"
  • Group 1 Crew, "Movin'"
  • Casting Crowns, "Slow Fade"

References

  • Colurso, Mary (April 27, 2008) "Divine light, camera, action! Thriving Christian film production company in Bessemer." The Birmingham News
  • Hurst, Samantha (February 24, 2009) "Erwin Brothers nominated for Dove Awards." Shelby County Reporter

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