Author and filmmaker Arianna Eisenberg
Filmmaker turned children's book author Arianna Eisenberg has reportedly secured funds from film investors and plans to adapt her popular children's book into a major film.
The successful Hollywood movie maker, who moonlights writing child to teen fantasy fiction, released her first full-length book in August 2014 titled 'Jemiyah Jones and the Kingdom of Nir.' The Kindle release quickly won Amazon’s “Breakthrough Novel Award” and soon fans of the book began clamoring for a movie.
“I love strong female characters and Jemiyah certainly fits into that category,” says the author. “I was interested in telling the tale of an everyday English schoolgirl with a rather amazing back story—that of warrior queen. The fact that Jemiyah has grown up unaware of her lineage makes for a rather compelling story line to unfold,” explained Eisenberg on her amazon.com author's page.
According the the Aegis Film Groups Facebook page, Michael Schroeder has been attached to the project as the film's director, with composer Sharon Farber for music and soundtrack. Ned Dowd and Tim Moore will produce the feature.
'Jemiyah Jones and the Kingdon of Nir' will begin casting this year, with principle photography beginning in New Zealand in 2017
Jemiyah Jones and the Kingdom of Nir