Writers/Directors ESHOM NELMS & IAN NELMS, grew up in central California waging two hundred man G.I. Joe wars and dreaming in John Ford Landscapes. Though their evolving passions temporarily took them in different directions — Ian went to college on a wrestling scholarship, along the way discovering a new interest for English and Literature, and Eshom pursued an education in fine art painting, but found the illustration of comic books better suited to his tastes — the two would always find themselves returning to their love of film. While Ian has produced various projects independently and Eshom has worked as a professional storyboard artist for over a decade, the Nelms Brothers always write and direct together and have made multiple award-winning short and feature films.
In 2013, their film LOST ON PURPOSE, won multiple festival awards including Best Film, Best Directors and Best Actress for Jane Kaczmarek. In 2015, they debuted WAFFLE STREET, which went on to win Woodstock Film Festival's Inaugural Carpe Diem Award for Best Film as well as Best Narrative Film at the Hollywood Film Festival. The Nelms Bros. also produce most of their feature films together and, most recently, they executive produced the series “Everyone is Doing Great,” created by their longtime collaborator James Lafferty who also wrote, starred in, and directed the pilot. "EDG" will premiere at the 2018 ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas in June.
The Nelms Bros. latest feature film, SMALL TOWN CRIME starring John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer (who was also a producer on the film)) Robert Forster, and Clifton Collins, Jr. was released on DirectTV on December 21, 2017 and then in theaters across the U.S. on January 19, 2018. SMALL TOWN CRIME garnered great reviews from its theatrical release by top critics at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter among others and the film can now be seen on DirectTV, iTunes, Amazon Video, and on Netflix in some international territories. SMALL TOWN CRIME will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray on March 20, 2018 and on Netflix in the U.S. on May 19, 2018.