Kind Katie Movie Partners is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$100.00 minimum investment

Kind Katie Movie Partners

Faith-based Film Funding belongs to YOU.

Small OPO
Tucker, GA
Film & Video
Accepting International Investment
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News Channel 9 story on the film.

Kimi, Katie Beth and Jacob Carter

Make History With The First Faith-Based Film To Offer Profit Sharing.

Invest in Kind Katie Movie Partners

In 2004, The Passion of The Christ made history and was nominated for four Oscars. It was self-financed by Mel Gibson.  In 2006, Facing the Giants made history as the first major theatrical release funded by a church. It has since grossed 10X it's production budget. (boxofficemojo.com)


In the past, faith-based films have had to rely on non-profits or wealthy investors to  get a film made.  Now YOU can change that.  And isn't that a biblical model?  Consider the parable of the Talents in Matthew 25.


Kind Katie will be the first faith-based film (that we know of)

to offer potential recoupment of funds and shares in the profits for only $100.

The Opportunity (Investment)

  • 100% of the adjusted gross profit gets returned to you first.
  • Once you've received $120% of your principal investment, then your return adjusts to a prorated share of 50% of net profits.

Minimum Investment: $100.

Security Type: Investor Financing Agreement.
Round Size: 
Min: $10,000; Max: $100,000.00

*contemplating max increase to $1,000,000.00 if we reach our max goal.
Return on Investment: 
100% Adjusted Gross Proceeds to Investors until recoupment of 120% of principal investment, then, then a pro rated share of 50% of adjusted gross proceeds thereafter.

Pre-Money Valuation: $2,000,000.

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.

Katie Beth Carter left a legacy of faith and kindness that the world needs to hear.

The Perks

Perks are cumulative. (includes everything that comes with lesser investments.)


$100+ - an on-screen credit.

$500+ - a live online Q&A with the production team and cast (if available). 

$750+ - an autographed copy of the title page of the script - suitable for framing to commemorate your first film team experience. 

$1000+  - one ticket to the premiere (location TBA).  You’ll have to cover your own travel. 

$2000+ - we’ll double the offer and get you two tickets - OR you’ll receive a site license and an advance BLU-RAY disc  to show the film at your church (pending future distribution agreements).  

$10,000+ - visit the set during filming, meet the cast and crew (if available) and we’ll give you FOUR tickets to the premiere. Travel expenses are on you and set visits will have to sync up with our shoot schedule.  And you might be able to be an extra on set.

$25,000+ - you’re a Co-Executive Producer with an onscreen credit and all the benefits I’ve already mentioned.  


(travel expenses are your responsibility, scheduling conflicts may limit availability of some perks)

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

Our Team Has Years of Acting and Producing Credits Including...

 

Writer/Producer Jon Graham on "Why Kind Katie?" 

 

The Carter family on "Why Kind Katie?" 

The Story: KIND KATIE  ...Based on True Events

For those who KNOW the real story of Katie Beth, remember this film is "based on true events".  Much care has been taken to preserve the spirit of Katie Beth but many of her life events were time-compressed, re-sequenced and sometimes fictionalized for narrative purposes.

Katie Beth has a growing friendship with the star receiver,  Marcus. She’s a bit stunned to learn he wants to leave his tumultuous family and enlist in the Marines as soon as he graduates.  She invites him to the upcoming Christmas musical where she’ll have a solo dance. After the musical, Coach Slaughter tells her and Marcus about the Spring Break service trip to Nicaragua. The next day, KB learns the audition for JSU is  at the same time. She wants to do both- but can’t. She presses ahead over the next months as if she’s doing both. Not until the moment she steps off the van do we learn that that she decides the mission trip will have a more eternal impact. 


In Nicaragua, Katie Beth learns how the children have no school. A young girl is enchanted by Katie Beth’s dancing.  They color a yellow butterfly in a coloring book together. Meanwhile, in Alabama, Katie Beth’s  name is called to audition.  Back in Nicaragua, a tear rolls down KB's face, aware she was missing tryouts at JSU. As the mission team is saying their goodbye’s, the little girl slips a note in KB’s pocket. It’s the picture of the yellow butterfly with a message added: “Siempre Baila”...ALWAYS DANCE.

After a perfect weekend at home, she heads back to school. Three miles from JSU she can’t react fast enough as an 18-wheel truck hits her broadside. The impact kills her instantly. At the crash scene, an EMS worker picks up a charred piece of paper: A yellow butterfly with the words, “Siempre Biala”.


Amy weeps over Katie Beth’s scholarship award letter.The letterhead reads J S U. ... she adds an ‘e’ and an ‘s’ ... “JeS Us ... help me”.  Jason hurls softballs at the backyard fence. The family is at the funeral home when Marcus, straight from Marine boot camp enters in full dress.  He salutes Jason, the casket, and then collapses in tears. 


At the private family graveside service, a yellow butterfly follows the family from Katie Beth’s grave, to a neighbor’s son’s grave a few feet away.  JSU has a recognition for the Carter Family. KB’s dance teammates tell Amy that they’ve all seen a yellow butterfly“dancing” in Katie Beth’s spot during their games.

It's the first morning of Katie Beth Carter’s Senior year in high school. Katie Beth and little sister Kimi are fighting over clothes.  Dad, Jason, is on a Skype call to Australia where older brother Jacob is wrapping up his mission time.  Mom, Amy is preparing breakfast.  KB has been a dancer since age 4. She’s ‘served her time’ on the JV squad. By day’s end, she will find out the results of her audition for Varsity dance team.... She doesn’t make the team. She is  heartbroken. Her dream since middle school has been to dance with the Jacksonville State University Marching Ballerinas. Once home, Katie Beth is angry. Softball coach, Dad,  offers her a bucket of softballs and says- “go throw these at God”.  Katie records her prayers in her journal.  It has a yellow butterfly on the cover. 


KB becomes the football team manager. She’ll be watching her former dance teammates wearing a different uniform. But, she has a new dance coach who demands much more of her and is committed to Katie Beth reaching her dream. In Coach Slaughter’s leadership class, Katie Beth learns about various kinds of leaders. A few conversations with Slaughter confirm that she leads through kindness. The greatest example of this kind of leadership was Jesus Christ. 

Touchdown in Atlanta,  Katie Beth learns another audition has opened.  The Carters scramble from the airport to the audition. On their way back home, Katie Beth has time to reflect on the week she’s had.  Looking back through her journal, she determines to make a big impact during her last few months of high school. Armed with her Bible, a sharpie, construction paper and her yearbook, she writes a Bible verse and a note of encouragement to every person in her class. She works through the night and early the next Monday she puts the messages on each classmate's locker. From that point forward her classmates refer to her as Kind Katie. 


Just before graduation, she learns she made the JSU squad. That summer, every waking moment is filled with JSU practice, college orientation, and dreaming with Jacob’s fiance about their upcoming wedding. The whole family makes the two-hour trip to JSU to watch Katie Beth dance at her first game. After the game, the family heads home while Katie stays at school to hang out with friends.  She’ll  drive home for the Labor Day holiday tomorrow. 

The Leadership class decides to build a school in Nicaragua in Katie Beth’s honor. They go to the business community and raise $60,000. A yellow butterfly flits across a beautiful green pasture while uniformed kids are running toward a new brick school building on a Nicaraguan hillside. The sign goes up on the school:  Katie Beth Carter Memorial School. As the kids begin their first day of class, they open their text books to discover a note for each child. One little girl’s note is  a tattered colored picture of a yellow butterfly with the words, “SIEMPRE BIALA”on it.  


A tear rolls down her cheek... and then a giant smile. ... THE END.

The Industry

The future for independent films continues to look impressive, as their commercial viability has increased steadily over the last two decades.  In a recent article from the Washington Times, Cary Solomon said, “faith-driven films have emerged as a market force over the past two to three years. The success of several of these films has proved the existence of an audience eager to see them and means the genre won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

2016 was known by many as the year of the Bible (in films) and the successes were evident. 


I’m Not Ashamed grossed $2.3M, God’s Not Dead 2 grossed $20.7M, Miracles from Heaven brought in $61.7M, Risen took in $36.8M.  Perhaps most noteworthy, Hacksaw Ridge, a wartime movie about a conscientious (faith driven) objector was nominated for seven Oscars and won two of them. (boxofficemojo.com / imdb.com)


As studios cut back, equity investors have been moving into the independent film arena.  Lately, falling salaries, rising subsidies and a thinning of competition have weighted the financial equation even more in favor of the investor.  In addition, revolutionary changes in the manner in which motion pictures are produced and distributed are now sweeping the industry, especially for independent films.


The total North American box office in 2016 was $11.4 billion.  The share for independent films was $4.1 billion, or 37.6 percent, of the 2016 total.  Worldwide box office revenues were $38.3 billion in 2015. (MPAA)


Once dominated by the studio system, movie production has shifted to reflect the increasingly viable economic models for independent film.  The success of independent films has been helped by the number of new production companies and smaller distributors emerging into the marketplace every day, while major U.S. studios maintain divisions dedicated to providing distribution in this market segment.  In addition, there continues to be an increase in the number of screens available for independent films.


Investment in film continues to be an attractive prospect despite economic instability.  Widely recognized as a “recession-proof” business, the entertainment industry has historically prospered even during periods of decreased discretionary income.  “In mature markets such as the United States, the business can be more cyclical in the short term, driven by product, supply and distribution patterns,” National Association of Theatre Owners President John Fithian stated.  “Great storytelling, memorable characters and an ever-innovating theater experience brought more people around the world to the movie theater in 2012 than ever before,” former Senator Christopher Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), said in 2013 when announcing the release of the Association’s annual data report for the previous year.  “It’s a powerful reminder of just how much movies matter not just to our culture, but also to our economy.”

Comparable Faith-Based Films

prepared by Nash Information Services, LLC for Kind Katie Movie Partners, LLC


Faith-based films are a growing, often profitable segment of the entertainment industry, and more producers and executives are trying to tap into the market for belief-affirming movies. The 2015 prayer-focused hit "War Room" cost just $3 million to make but grossed $67.8 million in box-office receipts. "Miracles From Heaven" and the biblical epic "Risen" have generated strong business despite opening only a few weeks apart.


Mainstream producers, directors and actors are increasingly attaching themselves to such projects as the box-office prospects grow. Dennis Quaid starred in the 2011 offering "Soul Surfer." Joe Roth, known for mainstream blockbusters such as "Maleficent," produced "Miracles From Heaven" and 2014's "Heaven Is for Real." For "Miracles," the studio recruited Patricia Riggen, the director of the Warner Bros. Chilean miner movie "The 33."   (latimes.com Faith-based films are building followings at the box office, 3/28/16)


The bigger Hollywood names have helped to broaden the audience for Christian films, boosting their box-office appeal. "Heaven Is for Real," starring Greg Kinnear, caught Tinsletown off guard with its $91 million in domestic ticket sales, and "Miracles From Heaven" grossed $18 million in its first five days in theaters, exceeding the studio's projections.  (latimes.com Faith-based films are building followings at the box office, 3/28/16)


Proposed Distribution Timeline

Where Does The Money Go?

The budget is a flexible document and will change as needs change - ratios should remain close to these amounts.  Any revenue raised over budget will go to increase production value.

Proposed Production Budget Breakdown

Location / Crew / Gear - 41%

Legal & Insurance - 14%

Post-Production - 11%

Cast - 12%

Production Team - 9%

StartEngine.com Fees - 6%

Director - 2%

Contingencies - 5%

Out of Every $100 Investment...

Production Budget (proposed second round)

$41 goes to location, crew and gear.

$14 goes to legal fees and insurance.

$11 goes to post production like editing, sound design.

$12 goes to the cast.

$9 is divided among the rest of the production team.

$2 goes to the director

$5 goes to contingencies

$6 goes to StartEngine.com fees


Development Budget (first round)

$30 goes to marketing/advertising.

$10 goes to a casting director.

$30 goes to production of a "proof of concept" trailer.

$19 goes to travel expenses.

$6 goes to StartEngine.com fees.

$5 goes to contingencies.


these are estimates - not actual forecasts of disbursement.


In the Press

Movie being made about late Heritage High graduate
June 7, 2017

In the months following Ringgold resident Katie Beth Carter's death due to a car accident, the outpouring of support was tremendous, said her father, Jason Carter. Now, a plan is in the works to immortalize Katie's story on the silver screen. The 18-year-old was killed last September when a tractor-trailer struck her vehicle during her drive back to Jacksonville State University following the Labor Day holiday. Following her death, Carter and his wife started Live and Love Ministries to honor their daughter, and the leadership class she was in at Heritage High School raised over $50,000 to build a school in Nicaragua in her name. Katie's ballet troupe, Scenic City Dance Company, also raised money in her honor last December to help fund seniors in the program so they could continue to dance after graduating. And Jon Graham, a minister and friend of the Carter family, is currently working on feature film production of Katie's life.

Producer plans to make movie featuring Ringgold teen killed in car crash
March 1, 2017

Katie Beth Carter was a 2016 graduate of Heritage High School. She was also a dancer, college student, daughter, sister and friend to everyone she met. "She was the closest thing to a real life angel," said Kimi Carter, Katie's sister. Kimi says the fact Katie Beth isn't here right now still doesn't seem real. "She just loved people," she added. And she hopes a day never comes where she forgets how her sister looked and acted. Now, thanks to movie producer Jon Graham there's a greater chance she won't. "I'm hoping that this movie can capture all of that, and can capture her laugh and just her little quirks that she did," Kimi said. That's the plan for Graham's movie - Kind Katie.

Offering Summary

Maximum $100,000 of Revenue Participation Rights 

(with a contemplated increase to $1,000,000 if we exceed our initial maximum)

Minimum of $10,000 of Revenue Participation Rights


Company
Kind Katie Movie Partners, LLC
 

Corporate Address
3973 Foxglove Road, Tucker, GA 30084
 

Description of Business
KIND KATIE Movie Partners, LLC, a Georgia-based company, is an independent production company developing and producing the feature film KIND KATIE.  The faith-based, true-life story is budgeted at $1 million.  The production team consists of Producer/Writer Jon Graham, Producer/Writer Joshua W. Sims.
 

Type of Security Offered
Revenue Participation Rights
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.00
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor)
$100.00











Perks

*Perks are cumulative. (includes everything that comes with lesser investments.)

$100+ - an on-screen credit.

$500+ - a live online Q&A with the production team and cast (if they are available). 

$750+ - an autographed copy of the title page of the script - suitable for framing to commemorate your first film team experience. 

$1000+  - one ticket to the premiere (location TBA).  You’ll have to cover your own travel. 

$2000+ - we’ll double the offer and get you two tickets - OR you’ll receive a site license and an advance BLU-RAY disc  to show the film at your church (pending future distribution agreements).  

$10,000+ - visit the set during filming, meet the cast and crew (if available) and we’ll give you FOUR tickets to the premiere. Travel expenses are on you and set visits will have to sync up with our shoot schedule.  And you might be able to be an extra on set.

$25,000+ - you’re a Co-Executive Producer with an onscreen credit and all the benefits I’ve already mentioned.  

(travel expenses are your responsibility, scheduling conflicts may limit availability of some perks)

*All perks occur after the offering is completed

Multiple Closings

If we reach the target offering amount prior to the offering deadline, we may conduct the first of multiple closings of the offering early, if we provide notice about the new offering deadline at least five business days prior (absent a material change that would require an extension of the offering and reconfirmation of the investment commitment).

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


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