SURPRISE HIT ‘OCTOBER BABY’
TOPS $5 MILLION AT THE BOX OFFICE
Successful Debut for First-Time Feature Film Directors the Erwin Brothers
OCTOBER BABY surprised the film industry with a No. 8 debut opposite THE HUNGER GAMES, sparked controversy in national media, and continues to strike a chord with audiences. The micro-budget hit film distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Provident Films from first-time feature directors the Erwin Brothers—topped $5 million at the box office this week with its humorous, dramatic, romantic story of a young woman who uncovers the truth about her past and finds love and forgiveness as well.
“OCTOBER BABY entertains audiences while delivering a positive message about the value of every life,” said Ben Howard, senior vice president of Provident Films. “It’s great to see Jon and Andy Erwin’s commitment to making an honest film affirmed by audiences.”
The Erwins, brothers, producers and directors of OCTOBER BABY, have long been known for award-winning music videos for top contemporary Christian artists. They break into feature films with OCTOBER BABY. The film surprised many right out of the gate with its strong showing at the box office. And as word about OCTOBER BABY spread, distributors increased the modest 390 theaters where the film opened. In many communities, grassroots groups bought enough tickets to guarantee local showings.
Starring John Schneider (Smallville, Dukes of Hazzard), Jasmine Guy (A Different World), and newcomers Rachel Hendrix and Jason Burkey, OCTOBER BABY tells the story of 19-year-old Hannah, who hits the road with her college friends to find answers and locate her birth mother.
Audiences gave the film a 90 percent positive rating on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review web site. For the pivotal role of Hannah, Hendrix earned the Special Achievement Award for Acting at the Red Rock Film Festival.
OCTOBER BABY is a production of The Erwin Brothers and American Family Studios. Provident Films is known for its association with such hit faith movies as COURAGEOUS and FIREPROOF, and Samuel Goldwyn Films is the distributor of hit faith films including FIREPROOF, AMAZING GRACE and FACING THE GIANTS.
INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE with co-writers and co-directors Jon and Andy Erwin and cast members by contacting Monique Sondag Monique@Lovell-Fairchild.com 214-536-4319.
About Provident Films ProvidentFilms.org
About Samuel Goldwyn Films SamuelGoldwynFilms.com
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