From Dreaming to Doing with Filmmakers Kelly Shipe & Leigh Ann Jernigan

YOUR FINEST HOUR | In this episode of Your Finest Hour, Novus Global Senior Partner Dan Leffelaar sits down with Film Producers and Creative Partners Kelly Shipe and Leigh Ann Jernigan, along with their coach, Associate Partner Laura Leffelaar.

One day while sitting together, sharing conversations and dreams inside of a screened-in porch, Kelly & Leigh Ann discovered they had a mutual dream of becoming filmmakers – a dream they decided to pursue together. In this conversation, we discuss their evolution from Hollywood dreamers to producers, leading to their connection to Laura and their development of integrity through coaching. They also tell us about their newest film Devil’s Hollow, the challenges they met along the way – and how they overcame them. 

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Kelly Shipe is a native of East Tennessee, graduating from the University of Tennessee Theatre Program. She is a member of Sag-Aftra as well as a member of the Equity Los Angeles based Theatre Company, Actors Co-op. Her work includes National Commercials, Film, Theatre and Print. Kelly co-produced and starred in the short film, In 2019, Kelly and actor, writer, producer and longtime friend Leigh Ann Jernigan created CamperSky Creative, a production house focused on film/tv development and production as well as corporate team-building education. She is a contributing writer to the music news outlets Highway 81 Revisited and No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music. Kelly is married to Terry Jeffers and is mama to three boys, Elliott, Henry and Ryder.

Leigh Ann Jernigan
is an actor, artist, producer, and story-gatherer who loves creative brainstorming and enjoys working from both sides of the camera. Leigh Ann has acted in numerous regional and national commercials and print campaigns, television crime reenactment programs, corporate industrials and several independent films. She has also directed two short films, including The Big Prize starring Kelly Shipe, which screened at both the Soho International Film Festival and Knoxville Film Festival. Along with creative partner Kelly, Leigh Ann is currently developing projects and team building strategies, including producing their first feature film, Devil’s Hollow. Leigh Ann is married to Matt and is a super proud aunt to three incredible nieces.

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