Emerging Child Actor, Devin Bright, Makes Lasting Impression in Feature Film Wooodlawn, October 16, 2015

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Woodlawn is a true story directed by the Erwin brothers starring Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd and Jon Voight. Devin Bright plays "Cedric Nathan," the younger brother of star running back, "Tony Nathan."


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I'm happy to be in this film, and to be playing this character, because it shows what can happen when people come together and what can happen when God is part of what you do.

Emerging seven-year-old child-actor, Devin Bright, makes a lasting impression in the upcoming faith-based feature film Woodlawn https://youtu.be/0xb8fhck0ks, in theaters nationwide October 16, 2015.

Written and directed by the Erwin Brothers (Moms' Night Out, October Baby) and produced by Kevin Downes, Woodlawn relives the true story surrounding the spiritual awakening that captured the heart of Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1970's as they fight against racial prejudice and hatred.

Bright, who landed the role based on his delivery in a scene with his older brother, plays the character Cedric Nathan—the younger brother of the main character and star running back, Tony Nathan, played by newcomer, Caleb Castille and the son of Junior (Lance E. Nichols) and Momma Nathan (Sherri Shepherd). In fact, the director, Andrew Erwin, said he knew instantly that Devin was "Cedric."

For Bright, being on set and working with seasoned actors and directors was priceless. “The directors I've worked with have been great,” he exclaimed. “They all helped me to improve my acting and they made my time on set enjoyable and Jon and Andrew really helped me tap into my emotions during the scenes.” He also said that the one thing he learned from the actors was that “you can be famous and still be nice and kind to people.”

The cast also includes Jon Voight as the iconic college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, Sean Astin as the team's counselor and chaplain Hank Erwin, and Nic Bishop as Woodlawn coach Tandy Gerelds. Also featured are C. Thomas Howell as the rival coach George "Shorty" White and Richard Kohnke as rival quarterback Jeff Rutledge.

When asked why he liked his character, ‘Cedric Nathan,’ Bright answered vehemently, “I'm happy to be a part of this film and to be playing this character because it shows what can happen when people come together and what can happen when God is part of what you do.”

In addition to acting, Devin is also a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, and have been playing the piano https://youtu.be/-5u4dv6zJ6M since he was three years old.

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