Set in the 1970’s south, The One Who Loves You is the story of a young singer struggling to make it - against career setbacks, family pressure and personal loss. The One Who Loves You was written by Beaty Reynolds and directed by Katharyn Grant, it was produced by Reynolds, Grant, and cinematographer Chris Graves. The film features many Colorado actors, including Katharyn Grant, Briel Dicristofaro, Megan Heffernan, Marty Lindsey, Candy Brown, Martha Harmon Pardee, Donnie Betts, Rhonda Brown, Laura Norman, and Elizabeth Rose.
From a Denver script workshop offered by writer Beaty Reynolds, Ms. Grant fell in love with the characters and story from Reynold’s “calling card” script. They enlisted a former collaborator, Chris Graves, to serve as Director of Photography, and produced the film over the next two years. The script has gone through many iterations and name changes, from “Swinging Down Home” to “Carolina Blue,” “The Mighty King of Love,” and, finally, “The One Who Loves You”. The three produced the film over the past several years; it is now showing at film festivals, with two sold-out screenings at the recent Starz Denver International Film Festival.
Mr. Reynolds wrote the script in the 1986, and used it as his demo in Hollywood. While it garnered attention, both for Reynolds and in its own regard, even being optioned by Faye Dunaway’s company, it never made it to production.