The NELMS Brothers

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

THE NELMS BROTHERS (, filmmakers Eshom Nelms and 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 first went to college on a wrestling scholarship, along the way discovering an interest for English Literature, and Eshom pursued an education in fine art, but then found the illustration of comic books betters 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 two always write and direct as a duo. Together, the Nelms Brothers have written and directed numerous award-winning and critically-acclaimed feature films. With each of their endeavors completely different from the last, the Nelms Brothers are known for their unique ability to traverse from one genre to another, seamlessly and successfully, from drama to comedy to thrillers.

Their 2013 film, LOST ON PURPOSE, was a heartfelt coming-of-age drama that received numerous festival awards including Best Directors and Best Film (3x). Their 2015 feature, WAFFLE STREET, was a comedic turn based on an autobiographical memoir, which went on to win Best Narrative Feature and Screenwriter Awards across the U.S. Their most recent film, 2017’s SMALL TOWN CRIME, a crime thriller, was showcased at SXSW and BFI London Film Festival before its January 2018 theatrical release, upon which it received positive reviews from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times Variety, Newsweek, The Hollywood Reporter and Rolling Stone among others. Now the film can be seen on DVD, blu-ray, DirectTViTunesAmazon, and Netflix worldwide.

In addition to feature films, the Nelms Brothers also have several television projects on their slate.  Currently, they are executive producing the series “Everyone is Doing Great,” created by their longtime collaborator James Lafferty who wrote, starred in, and directed the pilot. In Summer 2018, the pilot screened all across the world at renowned festivals including Austin's ATX TV Festival, Monte Carlo TV Festival, Kansas City Film Festival, Denver's SeriesFest, and the New York TV Festival. In Fall / Winter, 2018 "EDG" will continue production of the show's first season.  The Nelms Brothers are also 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, and they are developing a thriller/sci-fi TV series with another longtime collaborator, Octavia Spencer.


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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