Producer plans to make movie featuring Ringgold teen killed in car crash

Katie Beth Carter was a 2016 graduate of Heritage High School. (Image: WTVC)

Kind Katie - that will be the name of movie featuring a Ringgold girl killed in a car crash last year.

Katie Beth Carter was a 2016 graduate of Heritage High School.

She was also a dancer, college student, daughter, sister and friend to everyone she met.

"She was the closest thing to a real life angel," said Kimi Carter, Katie's sister.

Kimi says the fact Katie Beth isn't here right now still doesn't seem real.

"She just loved people," she added.

And she hopes a day never comes where she forgets how her sister looked and acted.

Now, thanks to movie producer Jon Graham there's a greater chance she won't.

"I'm hoping that this movie can capture all of that, and can capture her laugh and just her little quirks that she did," Kimi said.

That's the plan for Graham's movie - Kind Katie.

"The more I learned of this story and the more I saw the results from Katie Beth's life and the impact that she had on so many - I just thought this is it. This has to be told to the world," Graham said.

Graham met Katie's parents in college. Years later, he married them.

He got his inspiration watching stories following Katie's death.

One memory from Katie's classmate stood out.

"I was so impressed by this one particular news story that you all covered where you went to Heritage High School, and a young man was on camera being interviewed, and he talked about the notes that Katie had written to her class," Graham said.

Kimi and Graham both want this movie to radiate the same kindness written in that precious piece of paper.

"I hope that everybody around the world gets the opportunity to hear the story of Katie Beth," said Graham.

Graham says the movie will cost more than $800,000 once all is said and done.

If you'd like to audition or get involved with the movie, visit the website.

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