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Hawk Nelson Catapults To Hollywood Again With Big Screen Debut In Sony Pictures’ Remake Film 'Yours, Mine, & Ours'

June 23, 2005 NASHVILLE, TN—June 23, 2005—Tooth & Nail’s Hawk Nelson again splashes onto the Hollywood scene with a cameo performance in the remake of the 1968 romantic comedy Yours, Mine, & Ours singing “Bring Em Out,” a song they penned specifically for the film. Yours, Mine, & Ours will open nationwide in late November.

The remake film features Dennis Quaid portraying Frank Beardsley, Henry Fonda's role in the original film, and Rene Russo co-staring in the role played by Lucille Ball. The story follows two single parents, one with 10 children and the other with eight, who fall in love and elope left to deal with the kids' attempts to sabotage their union. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo 2, Never Been Kissed). The film also features Nickelodeon star, Drake Bell (The Drake and Josh Show), Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan), Katija Pevec (Listen Up), and Miranda Cosgrove (School of Rock).

Hawk Nelson enters the film when the disgruntled kids throw a massive party. During the party, the band performs their song, “Bring Em Out,” with Drake Bell joining them in their “live” performance. Hawk Nelson’s song “Things We Go Through,” which is on their current CD, is featured in the film.

Bass player Daniel Biro comments, "Film, Hollywood and California have always intrigued us. Long days, a lot of waiting around and hurrying up are reality; however, that rewarding feeling at the end of the day is priceless. The other actors and actresses were so welcoming. Raja (the director) was such an encouragement to the band. If I could do it all over again there would be no hesitation. I only hope that this is the start of much, much more."

Hawk Nelson’s lead vocalist Jason Dunn also enjoyed working with the cast specifically Russo, "Rene is truly an amazing woman. She invited us back to her trailer and offered us dinner. It was amazing to see an actress of such caliber go out of her way for people like us. She is a great example and very inspiring."

Music supervisor for the film, Spring Aspers, says of the band’s involvement, “Working with Hawk Nelson was fantastic. They are very talented and work quickly. Hawk was a perfect fit for this film, and we were fortunate to have them. When they performed for the party scene, they lit up the whole party...everyone on set got involved and began singing and chanting the words; it was such a fun moment.”

Their appearance in Yours, Mine, & Ours follows their television debut in NBC’s American Dreams, which the band emulated rock legend The Who singing the hit song “My Generation.” Hawk Nelson’s songs have also been featured on the WB’s shows Smallville (“California”) and Summerland (“Like a Racecar”) as well in 2004 NBC Summer Olympic commercials (“Right Here”).

Last July, Hawk Nelson released their national debut, Letters to the President. On October 4, 2005, Hawk Nelson will release a Letters to the President Special Edition project featuring three exclusive acoustic tracks (“Take Me,” “Every Little Thing,” and Letters to the President”) along with the song “My Generation” as heard on American Dreams. In addition to the new tracks, the project will include “Behind the Scenes” video footage and video for the hit single “California” and will feature new packaging.

Continuing full force, Hawk Nelson is currently performing at the top 20 summer festivals including Creation East, Spirit West Coast, Creation West, and Kingdom Bound. In addition, the band will be traveling with the Focus on the Family Brio Mission Trip to Panama City, Panama in July performing multiple concerts. They will also be kicking off the Breakaway Summit in California with two performances for the teen guys attending the trip. After their summer fun, the band will go straight into their fall tour with label-mate Thousand Foot Krutch. Also, radio continues to heat up for this foursome as their current single “Take Me” is in the Top 10 on the CHR charts.

Courtesy of The Media Collective

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