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 2005, their feature, NIGHT OF THE DOG, won the Golden Vision Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Audience Award at the Palm Beach Film Festival, and Audience Award and Best Screenplay at the SMMASH Film Festival. Next, their  film, LOST ON PURPOSE, starring Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell, James Lafferty, Aaron Hill, Dale Dickey and Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer received rave reviews and multiple festival wins including Best Film at Beverly Hills Film Festival, Best Directors at FirstGlance Film Festival, Best Film at Reelheart Film Festival, Best Film at TrindieFest and Best Actress for Jane Kaczmarek at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. In 2013, they filmed 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.  Their most recent feature, SMALL TOWN CRIME, premiered at 2017 SXSW Film Festival to rave reviews and will be released in theaters late 2017 by Saban Films.

The NELMS Brothers

Eshom Nelms (left), Ian Nelms (right) --  FollyFilms@gmail.com

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SMALL TOWN CRIME (in theaters 4th quarter 2017)

"Momentum" (short film) (currently in post-production)



"Hard to Swallow" (short film) (2009)

"Heavy Petting" (short film) (2009)

"The Quest" (short film) (2008)