Brewer took home the coveted Audience Award at 2005 Sundance Film Festival for HUSTLE & FLOW, while Director of Photography Amy Vincent (BLACK SNAKE MOAN) was awarded the festival's Cinematography Award. The film was also nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. That same year, Brewer was named among Fade In Magazine's 100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know.
He's twice won the Nashville Film Festival Audience Award, in 2001 for his breakout film THE POOR & HUNGRY and in 2005 for HUSTLE & FLOW. Shot on digital video, THE POOR & HUNGRY became a hit on the festival circuit and was later sold to the Independent Film Channel. It also won the 2000 Hollywood Film Festival Discovery Award.
Brewer attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and later moved back to his family home of Memphis, Tennessee. BLACK SNAKE MOAN is the third feature Brewer has written and directed. Next up for Brewer is MAGGIE LYNN, for Paramount Pictures.
Craig Brewer Facts
|Birthday||December 6, 1971 (47)|
|Hustle & Flow|
|The Shield: The Complete Collection|
|Black Snake Moan|
|Possible Kill Screen|
|Black Snake Moan / Hustle & Flow|