KAREN KINGSBURY PRODUCTIONS
BEAUTIFUL. REDEMPTIVE. UNFORGETTABLE.
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury Opens Film Production Company
NASHVILLE, TN - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury has opened her own film company, Karen Kingsbury Productions. Kingsbury’s new operation will create theatrical and feature films based on her popular novels. With more than 25 million copies of her books in print, Kingsbury believes her films will attract not only her readers, but a growing domestic and international audience desiring quality inspirational entertainment. Her stories will be set across the nation and the globe, but Kingsbury plans to film and produce her movies primarily in the Nashville area.
“Karen Kingsbury Productions will create beautiful, redemptive, unforgettable love stories,” Kingsbury said. “Our audiences will laugh and cry, and our goal is that they will walk away with a deeper sense of hope. I'm thrilled to bring this exciting work, creating more jobs and production opportunities, to the Nashville area.”
Kingsbury has seen several of her titles made into movies and television shows. Most recently her novel, A Thousand Tomorrows, has wrapped filming in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a Sony Affirm series set to debut this December. Before that, Kingsbury’s novel, Like Dandelion Dust, was made into an independent theatrical movie, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe nominee Barry Pepper, and Yellowstone actor Cole Hauser. In addition, three of Kingsbury’s movies based on her novels have broken records in their appearances on the Hallmark channel.
Twenty-two of Kingsbury’s books on the Baxter family have been optioned by MGM and Roma Downey’s Lightworkers Media. Three full seasons have been filmed and are set to air sometime in the next year.
“I’ve learned much about movie-making,” Kingsbury said. “Now I have the chance to take the best of that, and make films that truly speak to my readers and the people like them.”
Kingsbury has a slate of six films in early pre-production, all of them based on her bestselling novels. Her new efforts are drawing interest from investors, producers, actors, and distributors across the theatrical and feature film landscape.
“Some authors would choose to continue writing two blockbuster books a year and call it good,” Kingsbury’s literary agent, Rick Christian, said. “Instead, Karen is just getting started. Her novels have often been called life-changing fiction™, and I believe that life-changing will apply to her productions as well.”
ASHLEY AND LANDON - A Short Film
"Ashley and Landon" tells the story of many kinds of love and is a deleted scene from the Baxter family books written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Kingsbury. The short film stars Kelsey Kupecky as Ashley Baxter; her husband, Kyle Kupecky as Landon Blake; and Austin Robert Russell as Luke Baxter. It was directed by the talented Tyler Russell, and additionally the film’s original song “Remember You” was written and performed by Tyler Russell.
“As I set out to create Karen Kingsbury Productions, I decided to make a concept film, something that would demonstrate the type of movie I want to produce. When it was finished, I was so impressed with the quality that I knew this short film would be so much more than merely a concept.” The film is currently under consideration by more than twenty national and international film festivals.
“In this drama, it was important to show many kinds of love, and the way people often move in and out of relationship. Music played in the wind on the day we shot this film, and I believe we found colors only God knows exist.” — Karen Kingsbury