Jon Erwin

CWVFF Speaker2020

In 2002, Jon Erwin founded a production company with his brother, Andrew. Their first ventures were commercials, documentaries, and music videos. The brothers soon were directing videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum recording artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and others. They received 11 GMA Dove Awards nominations and 3 wins for Music Video of the Year. Jon and Andrew have also produced and directed several documentaries, including the multiple award-winning 9/11 story, The Cross and The Towers.

In 2010, Jon and Andrew began exclusively developing dramatic feature films. Their features have all opened in the top-ten box office and they have received the coveted A+ CinemaScore® twice. Their features include October Baby, Moms' Night Out, Woodlawn, and the surprise hit I Can Only Imagine, which became the #1 independent film of 2018, earning more than $83 million at the box office.

In 2019, Jon and Andrew launched Kingdom Studios, alongside their partners Kevin Downes and Tony Young, with a first-look deal with Lionsgate. The first film from that venture is ​I Still Believe​, a biopic about CCM megastar Jeremy Camp slated for release on March 13. Jon serves as Chief Executive Officer at Kingdom Studios, as well as writing and co-directing feature films with Andrew. He is also the author of the upcoming book ​Beyond Valor​, which tells the amazing true story of his grandfather Red Erwin, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II. It is slated for publication in 2020.

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