Hollywood takes Helena

SL_hollywoodHelena is looking a lot like Hollywood these days. That is thanks in large part to local boys Jon and Andy Erwin, filmmaking gurus who grew up in Shelby County and still make their homes in the area.

The talented duo has gained national acclaim for their work in documentaries and Christian music videos and most recently premiered their first major motion picture, October Baby. Their second feature film, Mom’s Night Out, is set to open in theaters in May, appropriately enough on Mother’s Day weekend.

The latest Erwin project, currently under production, is a made-for-TV movie called Coffee House. All three projects have one thing in common. They are all set in Alabama, with many scenes filmed, specifically, in Shelby County.

According to Andy, that’s a trend the brothers hope to continue.

Read more about the Erwin brothers and their films in the April issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here.