My Pillow CEO Invests Massive Amount in Pro-Life Film
Trump supporter Mike Lindell is becoming something of a movie producer as he's begun to make faith-based content
Trump supporter and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell (pictured above left) has invested a whopping $1 million in “Unplanned,” an upcoming pro-life film.
The movie is inspired by the story of Abby Johnson (above right), a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director who is now an outspoken pro-life advocate.
She runs the And Then There Were None organization, a ministry that helps abortion workers leave their industry.
“I’m pro-life and I’m happy to do it,” Lindell recently told The Hollywood Reporter about his investment.
“Unplanned” is from the directors of the original “God’s Not Dead” and the producers behind “I Can Only Imagine.”
Lindell’s $1 million investment covers a sixth of the movie’s overall production budget.
On top of investing in the film as a producer, Lindell will also appear before the camera. He has a cameo in the movie in which he bulldozes a Planned Parenthood site to make way for a pro-life organization.
“Unplanned” isn’t the only movie Lindell is investing in these days. He’s also helping to produce a movie adaptation of his upcoming book “What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO.” Proceeds from that film will be donated to charitable organizations, such as the Lindell Foundation and the Lindell Recovery Network.
Lindell is a recovering cocaine and alcohol addict and a born-again Christian.
He also invested in a soon-to-be released film starring Stephen Baldwin called “Church People.” It’s a comedy in which he also makes a cameo appearance.
Lindell, 57, said he will keep investing in movies as long as he agrees with the messages of the films.
“I don’t get into things for the money. I get into them if the message is right,” he said.
Lindell’s My Pillow advertises heavily on Fox News and employs 1,600 people in Minnesota. The company has sold over 40 million pillows. President Donald Trump is reportedly a fan and uses one of the pillows in the White House.
Lindell and Trump have a positive relationship and the CEO met with Trump before he became president.
“I’ve prayed about everything I’ve done,” he said. “I met Donald Trump before he was president and I didn’t know a thing about politics. I walked out of his office thinking there was no better man in this world that I would like to be my president.”
“Unplanned” is expected to hit theaters in the spring of next year.
Lindell’s film investments mark a growing trend of conservative public figures helping to finance right-leaning artists.
Fox News host Sean Hannity previously fronted the production budget for 2017’s “Let There Be Light,” a faith-friendly movie about redemption that was directed by — and starred — Kevin Sorbo.
That investment ultimately paid off. The $3 million movie ended up earning over $7 million at the box office — and that is without the help of mainstream Hollywood.
Check out a first look at “Unplanned” below: