I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
JON AND ANDY ERWIN are a directing team that focuses on
faith-based and inspirational feature films.
The duo began their career when they were teenagers, working as
camera operators for ESPN in their hometown of Birmingham,
AL. They soon embarked on full time careers as sports cameramen
covering University of Alabama games all over the country. The brothers had the
opportunity to work with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA
covering events like the XGames and the Superbowl.
In 2002, the Erwin Brothers started their own production company. They
creating commercials, documentaries and music videos. They found their greatest
in the world of music. Soon they were directing music videos and producing
television programs for platinum artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith,
Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and others. The brothers received eleven
were honored with wins for Music Video of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards for
The Erwin Brothers have also produced and directed several documentaries.
include the multi- award winning 9/11 story, "The Cross and the Towers," a music
documentary with the band Third Day, titled "Live Relations, The Mysterious
a documentary filmed in the Galapagos Islands, and the international dramatic
film series, "God Provides."
In 2010 the Erwin Brothers shifted their focus and began exclusively
feature films. Their debut feature, released by Samuel Goldwyn, was a coming of
titled OCTOBER BABY. OCTOBER BABY opened in the top ten movies in America,
and eventually earned over $5mm at the box office. The duo completed filming
second feature film, MOMS' NIGHT OUT, for Sony's Affirm Films (SOUL SURFER,
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL) and Provident Films (COURAGEOUS). The family comedy
stars Sarah Drew ("Grey's Anatomy"), Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond,"
"The Middle") Sean Astin (RUDY, THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and Trace Adkins
("Celebrity Apprentice"). The film released theatrically nationwide in 2014.
In 2015 the Erwin Brothers released their third feature film, WOODLAWN, based
the true story of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended game ever
Alabama High School Football. The film stars Jon Voight, Sean Astin, and
Caleb Castille, and was met with critical acclaim, receiving an A+ CinemaScore.
Slated for a Spring 2018 release, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the brothers' fourth
film, and is based on MercyMe's #1 hit song of the same title. The movie stars
Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins and Broadway talent John Michael Finley.
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