Los Angeles-based independent production and distribution company Nicely Entertainment is commencing production on its first Arizona-based original movie, “Mysteries of the Heart,” for Pure Flix, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the number one ranked Christian VOD channel in the United States.
Commencing principal photography in Prescott, Arizona, “Mysteries of the Heart” will star Ansley Gordon, Bret Green, and Karen Abercrombie. The film is being directed by actor, director, and screenwriter Brittany Goodwin from a screenplay by Ansley Gordon. Nicely’s CEO, Vanessa Shapiro, serves as Executive Producer, with Nicely’s newly installed Head of Production, David Hickey, serving as Producer.
“2023 is off to a fantastic start as we produce our first movie in Arizona and for Pure Flix, whose mission is to stream positive and uplifting movies and TV shows. ‘Mysteries of the Heart’ needed a quaint Americana town backdrop, and Prescott is a perfect fit. We are thrilled to be working with Pure Flix and extending our footprint into the mystery genre,” Vanessa Shapiro commented.
“We are so pleased and blessed to have the opportunity to work with Nicely Entertainment exclusively on the premiere release of ‘Mysteries of the Heart.’ We are always searching for new quality faith-based movies that inspire our members, and there is a hunger for this kind of entertainment. Our community of members enjoy all types of genres and storylines, so it is exciting to expand our mystery offerings,” added Jim Schubert, VP of Content Acquisitions and Licensing for Pure Flix.
“Mysteries of the Heart” centers around Abby Brooks, a true-crime podcaster struggling to come to terms with the loss of her baby and subsequent divorce. Moving back to her hometown, she quickly gets wrapped up in a mystery surrounding the untimely death of her eccentric neighbor. Following the clues left behind for her, Abby goes on a journey of faith, reconnection, and adventure as she works with her childhood crush, Matt, a local cop who has secretly had feelings for Abby for years, to solve the layered mystery.