Erwin Brothers

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Andrew Erwin
Born
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer
Jon Erwin
Born
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer

Andrew and Jon Erwin, known as the Erwin Brothers, are American Christian film directors, screenwriters and film producers known for such films as Woodlawn,[1] October Baby,[2] Moms' Night Out[3][4] and I Can Only Imagine.

Their most successful movie to date is I Can Only Imagine, which grossed a worldwide total of $83.5 million against a production budget of $7 million,[5] with only 1629 theaters for its opening week.[6] The Erwin brothers are the grandsons of Henry Erwin a Medal Of Honor recipient from World War II.

In 2017 the brothers and their filmmaking partner Kevin Downes announced the formation of a new company, Kingdom, that will make a series of original movies that will be distributed through LionsGate. Some will be directed by the Erwins, while other movies will use newcomers and other veteran directors.[7] Jon Erwin compared it to a "Christian Pixar" or "Christian Marvel." As Baptist Press put it, the company will specialize "in a specific area" -- the faith-based genre -- and be able to "work on multiple films at one time."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (2014-11-20). "'Woodlawn': Jon Voight Starring as Bear Bryant in Football Movie". Variety. Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ The New York Times
  4. ^ Scriptmag.com
  5. ^ "I Can Only Imagine (2018)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "I Can Only Imagine (2018). Weekly". Box Office Mojo. Amazon. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Foust, Michael. "Erwins unveil next plans, envision 'Christian Pixar'". www.bpnews.net. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  8. ^ Foust, Michael. "Erwins unveil next plans, envision 'Christian Pixar'". www.bpnews.net. Retrieved 2018-11-19.

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