Bios

BOBBY DOWNES (CEO)

Bobby, born in Visalia, California, teamed up with his younger brother Kevin to make their first independent film in 1999, entitled THE MOMENT AFTER  and was picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures.  Prior to that Bobby spent 5 years of full-time volunteer work in 20 nations and all 50 states. Before entering that work, Bobby graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a Masters Degree in Agriculture Science and Education. Bobby went on to produce MERCY STREETS now distributed by Sony, executive produce LAY IT DOWN, co-produce TBN’s TIME CHANGER and produce SIX: THE MARK UNLEASHED, starring Stephen Baldwin and distributed by Sony. He executive produced Frank Peretti’s best selling novel THE VISITATION, distributed by 20th Century Fox, and produced the indie sequel THE MOMENT AFTER 2: THE AWAKENING distributed by Sony.  Bobby’s current projects, LIKE DANDELION DUST (Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper) and A THOUSAND TOMORROWS are based on novels by NY Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury.  Like Dandelion Dust was released by 20th Century Fox in 2011 after its 2010 theatrical release.  Bobby collaborated on the writing and helped bring the USA Today and #1 NY Times best-selling novel THE SHACK to publication.      


As Founder and CEO of the popular movie site ChristianCinema.com, Bobby has a pulse on the faith market and has spent years developing a faith consumer profile which directly impacts the films produced. The company is based in Visalia, California, where he lives with his wife Layne, their 9-year-old son Brennen and 4 year-old daughter Bo who was adopted from China in the fall of 2010.



KEVIN DOWNES (President)

A California native who grew up north of Los Angeles, Downes has over 15 years writing, directing, acting and producing experience, much of it in the faith-based market.  His early acting credits include the television shows USA High and The Burning Zone, as well as feature films Senseless, featuring David Spade, Rip Torn and Marlon Wayans (directed by Penelope Spheeris) and Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, starring Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, and Jeremy Northam (directed by Rowdy Herrington). In 1999, at the age of 27, he co-produced, wrote and starred in the independent hit The Moment After, which launched a string of films he produced, including Mercy Streets. Downes had a supporting role in the movie which had a nationwide theatrical release in 2000, and produced the award-winning Clay Walker music video/short film, Chain of Love.  In 2002, he produced the theatrically released Time Changer and was writer/producer/director on SIX: The Mark Unleashed.  This was followed by an Executive Producer effort for the adaptation of the best-selling Frank Peretti novel The Visitation, theatrically released in 2006. Downes produced and appeared in the The Moment After 2: The Awakening, released in 2006, as well as the critically acclaimed Ted Dekker thriller, Thr3e, released by 20th Century Fox in January 2007.  He recently produced The List, (theatrically released in 2007) based on Robert Whitlow’s best-selling novel starring Malcom MacDowell, distributed by 20th Century Fox and he produced the feature-length version of Jerry Jenkins story Midnight Clear, starring Stephen Baldwin, distributed by Lionsgate. Kevin's current projects Like Dandelion Dust (starring Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper) and A Thousand Tomorrows are both based on novels by NY Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury.


Kevin and his wife Catherine have a one year old son Nathaniel and recently adopted son Benicio from Haiti.