What we're about

Storytelling and filmmaking started for us when we were kids. Our father, who was in media, bought us our first camera. Through tinkering at his studio we discovered our love for telling stories. We attended a youth camp that transformed our lives. At youth camp, a wiser man A older wiser advisor saw a camera in Andy’s hand and said to him “Give God what’s in your hand; let him figure out how to use it.” There a wiser, older person saw the camera in Andy’s hand and told him “Give God what’s in your hand; let him figure out how to use it.”

A seed was planted in our lives and we started making videos. Several years later, while working for hire on a film another wise mentor, Alex Kendrick, advised it was our time to take a leap of faith and to start using our gift to do what God was calling us to do.

From there, October Baby was birthed. We knew from then on that this is what God was calling us to do--spreading the message of the Gospel through film.

We believe in the message of the Gospel. Using film and media, we believe that we can help advance the Gospel to reach religious and non-religious audiences by creating bigger, blockbuster films. With each film, we are earning the right to be heard by audiences as we push for excellence and quality in everything we do. And we believe this is our time.

Jon Erwin

Along with his brother, Jon began his career as a teenager working for ESPN as a camera operator in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Jon worked as a sports cameraman and covered University of Alabama games all over the country and also worked with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA. In 2002, he 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 and received eleven GMA Dove Awards nominations and 3 wins for Music Video of the Year.

Alongside their award-winning music videos, Jon and Andrew have also produced and directed several documentaries. These include the multi-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 on opening weekend and they have received the coveted A+ Cinema Score twice. Their features include OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, WOODLAWN and the 2018 surprise hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, which became the #1 independent film of 2018, earning over $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 3/20/20.

Jon serves as Chief Executive Officer at Kingdom Studios as well as writes and co-directs feature films with Andrew. He is also the author of the upcoming book For Love and Honor, which tells the amazing true story of his grandfather Red Erwin, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor in WWII. It is slated for publication in 2020.

Andy Erwin

Andrew Erwin, half of the filmmaking duo The Erwin Brothers, began his career as a teenager working for ESPN as a camera operator in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. As a sports cameraman, Erwin worked with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA covering events such as the X Games and the Super Bowl.

In 2002, Andrew founded a production company with his brother Jon. 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 and received eleven GMA Dove Awards nominations and 3 wins for Music Video of the Year.

In 2010, Andrew and Jon began exclusively developing dramatic feature films. Their features have all opened in the top ten box office on opening weekend and they have received the coveted A+ Cinema Score twice. Their features include OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, WOODLAWN and the 2018 smash hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.

In 2019, Andrew and Jon, with partners Kevin Downes and Tony Young, launched Kingdom Studios along 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 3/20/20.
Andrew serves as Chief Creative Officer at Kingdom Studios as well as produces and directs feature films with his brother Jon and Kevin Downes.