Craig Brewer was born on December 6, 1971, in the United States. He is a producer, screenwriter, and film director. He was born to Gail and Walter D. Brewer. His father as a Matson Navigation Co executive. His mother was a teacher. His native is Virginia, and he spent his early age in Memphis. He spent his school days directing and writing plays. He then ended up in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theatre. He moved again to Memphis. His father died after a short time. He was in grief, and he used it as a legacy to start his feature film. His first feature film was The Poor & Hungry.
The story revolves around a car thief who is in love with a victim. The film was a hit, and he entered the film festival. Independent Film Festival bought the film. His second film Hustle & Flow got produced by
John Singleton. He got enthralled by Brewer’s first film The Poor & Hungry. His life struggles were the motivation behind the script. On September 2005 he started directing Black Snake Moan.
Justin Timberlake, Samuel L. Jackson, and
Christina Ricci starred in the movie. The film is set in Stanton in Tennessee.
The film got released on March 2, 2007. The re-creation of 1984 film, Footloose got released on October 14, 2011. It was his first high budget film. The film received critical appreciation. Craig was the administrative producer of Part of Me by
Katy Perry in 2012. He also directed Indie Origins in the same year. It is a documentary about Indie Memphis and filmmakers. He is the writer of Warner Bros The
Legend Of Tarzan. It got directed by
David Yates and released in 2016. Brewer was the President of Indie Memphis from 2014-2016.
In 2015 he made another video on Marc Gasol. He starred at the beginning of that video. He was the director of $5 Cover. It got aired on MTV and online. It was about Memphis Musicians. It had 15 episodes. He also directed episodes of SHIELD and Terriers. He directed the Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills in February 2003. It is a story about Lisette Lee’ s life crime adventures. She got demanded to be the heiress of Samsung. In 2014 he directed The Idolmaker. It got produced by Justin Timberlake.
Craig won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival for the movie Hustle & Flow in 2005. It received the Academy Award for Best Original Song ‘Its Hard Out Here for a Pimp’.