Craig Brewer

Despite only a handful of films under his belt, writer-director Craig Brewer had developed a reputation for being a master Southern storyteller, working in the grand tradition of authors Flannery O'Connor and William ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1971 in Virginia, USA

Filmography

Director (7)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Terriers 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Shield 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Black Snake Moan 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Poor & Hungry 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Mother Trucker (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Tarzan (Warner Bros.) 2016 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black Snake Moan 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pressure 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Poor & Hungry 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mother Trucker (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (3)

Katy Perry: Part of Me 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Poor & Hungry 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Savage County (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Poor & Hungry 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Actor (1)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

Kegger Dancer (Actor)

Biography

Despite only a handful of films under his belt, writer-director Craig Brewer had developed a reputation for being a master Southern storyteller, working in the grand tradition of authors Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner, as well as playwright Tennessee Williams, to whom he was routinely compared. Brewer's touch was distinctly modern, however, and with his breakout feature, "Hustle & Flow" (2005), he wowed both critics and audiences with his ability to paint empathetic portraits of typically unappealing characters, while linking past and present generations of the South.

Milestones

2011

Directed and co-wrote the remake of "Footloose," inspired by the 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon

2010

Directed the pilot episode of the short-lived FX series "Terriers"

2006

Wrote and directed the southern drama "Black Snake Moan," starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake

2005

Helmed and wrote breakthrough film "Hustle & Flow," starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson

2000

Feature directorial and writing debut, "The Poor and Hungry"

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