THE KAIROS PRIZE, IT’S A MATTER OF TIME
MOVIEGUIDE®, founded by Dr. Ted Baehr, has stood on the forefront for more than 3 decades championing Hollywood to understand the profound impact that the media has on our culture. In 2005 Dr. Baehr and Dr. Jack Templeton of the John Templeton Foundation created the Kairos Prize to help ensure truly outstanding faith-based and family-centered scripts by beginning writers find an elevated path to production. With the largest cash prizes of any screenwriting competition of its kind ($50,000), the Kairos Prize larger winnings may just be the contacts afforded to its recipients. With two winning scripts in the can this year alone and a third to begin lensing this fall (and two others behind those by the end of the year), the Kairos Prize, in seven short years, is quickly becoming a significant player in the screenplay competition circuit. One of the quickest paths into production is the 2011 Kairos winner UNDER THE APPLE TREE by Matthew Hill and Landon Johnson. In less than 2 years after winning the Kairos Prize, their script will begin shooting under the direction of Mark Freiburger. Since the 2010 release of JOHNNY, the Kairos Prize winning script from its inaugural year, the Kairos Prize has continued to bring exceedingly high quality scripts (and its writers) to the marketplace. Few screenwriting competitions, be they secular or faith-based, have as high a winner to production ratio than what the Kairos Prize is now racing toward.
While the success of the Kairos Prize is heady stuff in the screenwriting competition world, MOVIEGUIDE®, with the support of the John Templeton Foundation, remains vigilant in its mission to bring the brightest faith-based, family-friendly screenplays to the industry in the hope that these works will help inspire a revolution of positive change.
Before it has even been released, Christina Denton’s A MATTER OF TIME has already made a positive impact in this world. Offering the advice of “Take a leap of faith…never give up…and if God has called you He will absolutely equip you…” Christina continues to hear His call and we at the Kairos Prize are all ears.