When HEIDI HORNE was a teen, she wanted to be a screenwriter but quickly chickened out. Instead, she became an aviator, army officer and real estate appraiser. Then, she wrote a comedic scene for her youngest daughter's acting reel and both her teenage girls loved it! They encouraged her to write the rest of the story and finally, inspired by her kids' own creative endeavors, she did during the Covid quarantines of 2020. She created her Charlotte Moon Mysteries' characters and world and wrote her first feature-length screenplay Green on the Greens. The characters and setting are loosely based on her daughters, friends and the elegant, southern, lakefront area they live in just north of Charlotte, NC.
Her youngest daughter said it would be fun to make the film version, and so the family's journey into the world of independent film production began!
Southern Picnic Productions, LLC was formed for the sole purpose of producing the family film project with a small crew and cast of volunteers. Drawing upon her military officer and mom skills she directed and produced her micro-budget film Green on the Greens (2021).