August 16, 2022
Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s subscription streaming VOD service, is set to release its first original film, marking the platform’s first entry into in-house movie production.
The SVOD service Sept. 1 will debut The Shell Collector, a feature film based on a best-selling title by author Nancy Naigle. The movie is the first of four original films slated for the SVOD platform, according to John Finley, EVP of development.
“Since launching less than four years ago, Fox Nation has established itself as a go-to destination for lifestyle and entertainment programming,” Finley said in a statement.
Produced in association with Cartel Pictures, The Shell Collector stars Caitlin Clark, Christopher Russell and Jennifer Higgin in a story about a widow with two children who befriends interesting characters in her small seaside town as she looks to forge ahead with her new life following the death of her husband.
With more than 30 titles in print, including “What Remains True,” “Recipe for Romance” and “The Christmas Shop,” Naigle is a USA Today best-selling author who began her debut contemporary romance series, “Adams Grove,” while juggling a career in finance and life on 76-acre goat farm. Several of her holiday titles have been developed into movies for The Hallmark Channel, including The Secret Ingredient and Christmas Joy. The Shell Collector debuted on the Evangelical Christians Publishers Association Best-seller list at No. 20.