Director Jon Erwin talks about the making of the inspirational feature film, Woodlawn. Set in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970’s, Woodlawn is a true story based on the life of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended football game ever played in Alabama high school history. Woodlawn releases nationwide on October 16.
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.