The NELMS Brothers

 Eshom Nelms (L) and Ian Nelms (R) -- Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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 numerous 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 latest feature film by the Nelms Bros., SMALL TOWN CRIME, stars John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer (also an executive producer) Robert Forster, and Clifton Collins, Jr.,  The film was released in theaters on January 19th, 2018 and garnered great reviews from top critics at the NY Times, LA Times, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter among others.

The Nelms Bros. also produce several projects together and, most recently, Eshom and Ian executive produced the series “Everyone is Doing Great,” created by their longtime collaborator James Lafferty who wrote, starred in, and directed the pilot.  "EDG" will premiere at the 2018 ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas in June.  Currently, the Nelms Brothers are attached to direct the thriller, CAPTURE, for Thunder Road, the production company behind the successful JOHN WICK franchise which has garnered over $260 Million worldwide.


Talent Agency: ICM Partners | Spencer Baumgarten, Daniel Cohan - (310) 554-4000
Management Firm: IF Artists Management | Ilene Feldman - (424) 384-7444
Management Firm: LBI Entertainment | Sam Warren - (310) 775-8624
Attorney: Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman | Todd Rubenstein - (310) 319-3900
Publicist: Ngoc Nguyen PR | Ngoc Nguyen - (323) 207-5373 (LA) / (917) 740-0707 (NY)

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