Bobby Downes

Executive Producer

    BOBBY DOWNES
    Downes holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from
    California Polytechnic State University. In the early 1990’s, after a
    three-year teaching stint in public education, Bobby spent much of the
    90’s leading teams of missionaries into more than 20 countries as an
    ambassador.

    Bobby has produced more than a dozen feature films for the faith market.
    Beginning in 1999, Bobby produced his first independent feature film THE
    MOMENT AFTER and its sequel THE MOMENT AFTER 2: THE AWAKENING, both of
    which were acquired by Sony Pictures and star David A.R. White and Kevin
    Downes (Bobby’s brother). Bobby produced MERCY STREETS starring Stacy
    Keach, Eric Roberts and again worked with Roberts in SIX: THE MARK
    UNLEASHED, starring Stephen Baldwin and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Both films
    were acquired for distribution by Sony Pictures. He Executive Produced for
    producer Ralph Winter (X-MEN, FANTASTIC 4) on Frank Peretti’s
    best-selling novel THE VISITATION distributed by 20th Century Fox,
    producing THE LOST MEDALLION starring James Hong and Alex Kendrick, THE
    REDEMPTION OF HENRY MYERS starring Erin Bethea and HOOVEY starring Patrick
    Warburton, about the true-life story of Eric Elliott. Bobby most recently
    Executive Produced THE NATIONAL BIBLE BEE GAME SHOW hosted by Kirk Cameron
    which was the first-ever television series to broadcast on Facebook Live.

    Downes’ most notable film was based on the novel by New York Times
    best-selling author Karen Kingsbury: LIKE DANDELION DUST. Starring
    Academy-Award® winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award Winner Barry Pepper the
    film was released by Twentieth Century Fox after winning more than 30
    international film festival awards. Bobby wrote, financed and collaborated
    on bringing the #1 New York Times’ best-selling novel THE SHACK to
    publication through Hachette Book Group, the world’s second largest
    publisher.

    In 1999, Bobby founded ChristianCinema.com <http://christiancinema.com/>,
    now the largest selection of faith-affirming and family-approved movies on
    the internet. The company is the largest independent retailer of
    faith-based movies in the U.S. The company specializes in title curation
    and consumer marketing of faith-based movies and is respected in the
    industry as one of the leading key indicators for faith-based movies. He
    led the company into one of 2010’s Inc. 5000 leading companies in
    America. In 2014, the company launched the first and only transactional
    video on demand platform for the Christian market. The platform powers
    retailers such as CBD and has apps available on iOS, Apple TV, Amazon
    FireTV, Android and Roku.

    During the last two decades, Bobby has been involved in every aspect from
    script development, financing, production, marketing and distribution
    worldwide of films in all formats.

    In 2018, Bobby united ChristianCinema.com, Dove.org and iDisciple.org to
    form a new media powerhouse to give marketers access to the family and
    Christian audience in a new way. The unified strength of the brands gives
    them multiplied reach to high value audiences across a wider spectrum of
    mediums and extends to a loyal tribe of over 5 million people.