Jon and Andy Erwin, along with actress Rachel Hendrix, join Dennis Rainey to talk about their new release “October Baby,” a movie about a teen who learns that not only was she adopted but is a survivor of a failed abortion. The movie celebrates the journey of forgiveness and restoration.
Andy and his brother Jon are a directing team that focuses on creating 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, Alabama. They soon embarked on fulltime 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, and covered events like the X Games and the Super Bowl.
In 2002, the Erwin Brothers started their own production company, venturing into creating commercials, documentaries, and music videos.
In 2010 the Erwin Brothers shifted their focus and began exclusively developing dramatic feature films include: OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and WOODLAWN. Slated for a Spring 2018 release, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the brothers’ fourth feature film.
Jon and his brother, Andy,began their career as teenagers, working as camera operators for ESPN. Shooting local games at the University of Alabama soon became full-time careers as sports cameramen. The brothers eventually worked on numerous events, including ESPN College Football Primetime, NFL, X Games, and NBA. In 2005, the brothers ventured into directing commercials and music videos. They found great success in the world of music, directing music videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum artists including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and Montgomery Gentry among many others. They have received 10 nominations and three consecutive wins for Music Video of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards.
Rachel Hendrix is an American actress from Alabama. She attended The University of Montevallo in Alabama where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography. Before graduating college, Rachel was introduced to filmmaker Kris Kimlin (Summer Snow, Mom's Night Out) and was cast in his first short film, Letting Go, as a pitch for the highly competitive short-lived reality show On The Lot, produced by Steven Speilberg and Mark Burnett. Jon Erwin of The Erwin Brothers (The Cross and the Towers, The Mysterious Islands), a directing duo from Alabama and colleagues of Kimlin's saw the short film and began casting Hendrix in commercials and music videos throughout her studies to become a photographer. Since then, the screen beckoned. After graduating, Hendrix moved to Switzerland with her husband only to continue her acting career through a maintained relationship with Jon and Andy Erwin who in 2009 created a show, casting Hendrix as the lead, on Halogen Network's three episode pilot ALUMNI which aired in over five million homes. After months of development, Hendrix accepted a role written with her in mind to play, and garnered national acclaim for her inaugural debut in the 2011 award-wining film, October Baby.