Welcome to my website (Joany Kane here.) I'm wicked excited for 2023! Some super cool things are on the horizon! Hope you'll check out below for the skinny, including a couple of books to purchase like my memoir (the website's namesake - Romancing Christmas.)
On Christmas Eve at a remote Massachusetts B&B, a disenchanted candlemaker must survive an evening of sinister merriment in order to find her missing artist aunt.
The story, which is a Gothic haunted house Christmas tale, takes place on Christmas Eve. Much like "A Christmas Carol" it's a mix of scares and heart. The visuals will be a mix of Tim Burton and Guillermo del Toro.
A social media cooking show host brings the ashes of a WWII nurse to a castle in Wales to lay to rest in a treasured garden and teams up with a British artist to uncover the nurse’s wartime love story.
I wrote the script to honor my dad who served as a medic in the European Campaign in WWII.
The movie was directed by Shari Grewal, executed produced by Jena Maciel and stars Lior Selve, Madeleine Coghlan, Federico Dordei and Peter Jason.
Peter played Uncle Richard in my first movie "The Christmas Card."
Here's a link to the trailer for Winters' Garden: https://app.frame.io/reviews/9b5a91a7-53a4-4ac8-b07c-ca311552058a/905ef634-4ad4-4982-9fc0-fa62ba5b9f7c
Stay tuned for more info!
The hope and goal is to shoot the ensemble feel good script THE WAGER in 2023.
The plan is to shoot the movie in Nevada City, CA.
The director of The Christmas Card, Stephen Bridgewater, will be directing and actors Peter Jason (Uncle Richard) and Glorinda Marie (waitress Molly) will be in the movie.
In THE WAGER...
A local widower and his confirmed bachelor brother-in-law bet each other that they can be the first one to successfully play matchmaker for a selected couple. The widower sets out to match a young, first love couple while the brother-in-law plots to match a more seasoned pair. A delightful ensemble that celebrates different kinds of love: the love of your life, familial love, young love, second chance at love – and community love.
The first week of January 1999, two years before there was a Hallmark Channel, my life changed forever.
I met and fell in love with Logger Honey (Dave) and wrote THE CHRISTMAS CARD at the same time. Seven years later the movie based on my screenplay premiered on the Hallmark Channel.
The movie shattered the channel's ratings records, received an Emmy nomination for actor Ed Asner, helped launch the current Christmas TV movie craze, and has often been rated the most beloved holiday movie.
To this day (as of this writing in 2023) "The Christmas Card" is still a treasured favorite. I believe it endures because the love with which it was written shines through.
ROMANCING CHRISTMAS is about my path to writing "The Christmas Card" and the magical journey I've been on with Logger Honey since not only the premiere of our love story but also the premiere of the movie made from the screenplay he inspired.
If it wasn't for Logger Honey there would be no "The Christmas Card" movie that made it to the screen, and if it wasn't for "The Christmas Card" screenplay I was writing, there wouldn't be a Logger Honey in my life (23 years strong as of this writing.)
I met actress and artist GLORINDA MARIE thanks to "The Christmas Card." She played the spunky waitress who served Faith and Cody the crispy curly fries. :)
After my mom passed away in November 2019 I was consumed with grief. To honor her (and her love of unicorns) I wrote a children's story MY UNICORN ADVENTURE WITH MOM. Glorinda hand painted all of the images in the book.
In the story a young girl and her mom travel to an enchanted realm in search of unicorns encountering magical beings along the way. Written in honor of moms.
Glorinda Marie hand painted all of the images in "My Unicorn Adventure With Mom;" her art is filled with joy, magic, whimsy and love. She has her art available for sale as calendars, shirts, mugs, shoulder bags, notebooks and cards.
She has a Unicorn companion calendar for sale, too!
A SHOW STOPPING CHRISTMAS
A PRINCE & PAUPER CHRISTMAS
THE SEARCH FOR SECRET SANTA