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Trost Moving Pictures Proud to Work with WinkIt

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Trost Moving Pictures To Give Audiences Another Way To Interact and Connect With Their Films Partners With WinkIt the Future of Independent Movie Sourcing and Online Shopping

Tulsa, OK ~ Following the growing trend of independent filmmakers finding new ways to connect with their audiences, award-winning director Tracy J Trost and company have partnered with WinkIt, a cutting edge startup designed to source product for their films, then make it available to the public to buy. If you’ve ever seen something in one of Trost’s films that you wish you had, now you can. Each Trost Moving Pictures’ movie has identified items listed on WinkIt – the famous watch that Sam (Muse Watson) shares or the handbag that Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart) uses in the award-winning inspirational film A Christmas Snow can now be yours. Trost Moving Pictures is the first Independent studio to partner with WinkIt.

Juli Baecker, CEO and Founder of WinkIt explains, “We’ve all done it. You’re sitting there watching a movie and you see an outfit, piece of jewelry, or something else that you would love to own. So you look on line, but can never find exactly the right one. Well, now with WinkIt you can.” is easy to use. Click on your favorite Trost film, shop by scene, search by item, pick your must have items then buy. It’s that simple. The first two films available to purchase items from are Trost Moving Pictures’ award-winning A Christmas Snow and The Lamp.

Award-winning writer and director Tracy J Trost had this to say about the partnership with WinkIt, “My first goal as a filmmaker is to create stories that impact people’s lives in a positive way. But as an independent filmmaker, creating new and unique ways for audiences to interact with my films and finding ways to keep our costs low while creating additional revenue streams is key for me to be able to continue succeeding at my first goal. WinkIt helps us accomplish all of these objectives.”

In addition to the two films currently on, Trost Moving Pictures and WinkIt are working on sourcing items for Trost Moving Pictures’ next two films that are set to go into production this year and the two companies couldn’t be happier to be at the forefront of what will soon be an industry standard for filmmakers and audiences alike.

About WinkIt: Watch it, Want it, WinkIt! The tagline says it all – it is that easy. Partnering with the entertainment industry and brands, WinkIt embraces the power of technology to connect consumers to brands and entertainment with an easy to use, one-stop online shopping experience. WinkIt connects people to products they see (anywhere) and want (right now). Love to watch movies and TV? Love to shop? Love fashion and apparel? (so do we!). Imagine, watching a film or TV series and seeing the cute dress, the restaurant location, the handbag, the mantel clock…ANYTHING. With WinkIt, now you can shop by scene, and buy what you just saw. WinkIt is the next generation of shopping and brand awareness…Watch it, Want it, WinkIt. Tell us what you love from movies and television - – if it is not on our site, we’ll find it for you!

About Trost Moving Pictures: TMP Studios is an independent film production company based in Tulsa, OK. They have three award winning films including, Find Me, A Christmas Snow, which stars Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter), Muse Watson (Prison Break, NCIS), Anthony Tyler Quinn (No Greater Love, Boy Meets Girl), and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp), and The Lamp, which stars Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of Our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow), Muse Watson (NCIS), and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman).

They are actively pursuing exciting projects in the entertainment industry, including their current stage adaption A Christmas Snow LIVE! in Branson, Missouri at the Starlite Theatre and their fourth feature film.

For more information on director Tracy J Trost, Trost Moving Pictures/TMP Studios and projects visit:

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux Publicist for Tracy J Trost and Trost Moving Pictures
Office – (913)-780-4035 • Mobile- (510)- 367-5990 or Email

2011 – Just Believe…

Friday, December 30th, 2011

What a year 2011 has been! We are so thankful to all of our friends and fans. If not for your support we couldn’t keep making family friendly inspirational movies, plays and more. Thank You!

The Lamp

The year started off with post production on our third feature film, The Lamp which we shot at the end of 2010 and stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel with Muse Watson and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. The Lamp is based on the novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall and we finished the film in the spring of 2011. After that, we held charitable screenings over the summer and fall and raised thousands of dollars for some great causes all around the country including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma.

The Lamp was released on iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant Video and others in the fall to great reviews. It then hit many stores nationwide in September and October and the positive reviews kept pouring in. We heard from people all over the country who were inspired by the message of “Just Believe…” and others who had lost a loved one and were touched positively with a hope for the future. We are so grateful to be able to make films that touch people like this in such a positive way and your support is what makes it all possible.

The Lamp finally was released on Netflix streaming in December and over 28,000 people have already rated it with an average of 4 stars, wow! As we go into 2012 we are so excited to be nominated for 3 different awards at the Trail Dance Film Festival in January and we are looking forward to more stores carrying the DVD throughout the year.

A Christmas Snow

It’s amazing to think that two years ago at this time we were in pre-production on A Christmas Snow and now two years later we have sold DVDs all over the world, had it broadcast all over the world and numerous times here in the states. What an amazing experience it has been for us with our second film that has now been blessing people for two Christmas seasons. Just as we have heard wonderful things about people being impacted by The Lamp the message of forgiveness in A Christmas Snow has had a similar effect on people as well. We are always so excited to hear about people who have let go of years of bitterness and reconciled with family and friends after seeing the film. That is success to us! Thank you for making that possible.

A Christmas Snow Live!

While just two years ago we were getting ready to film A Christmas Snow, it was just one year ago that we were thinking about turning the story into a live stage play with the same stars from the film and we did it! A Christmas Snow Live! was an incredible experience as the actors and writer/director Tracy J Trost brought the story to life on stage in a powerful new way. Thousands of people were touched by this heartwarming play and called it “life changing” and “a must see show for the entire family”. I know as I stood in the atrium after a performance I was moved to hear the audience talking about how the play touched them and seeing grown men brought to tears by this story is something I will never forget. Once again this is only possible through the tireless support of our friends and fans, thank you!

What’s Next?

While 2011 was truly an exciting and busy year, we are excited to get going on 2012. With so many possibilities and opportunities for us at TMP Studios we can’t wait to get started. Take a sneak peek at what we have coming up here: 2012 – Sneak Peek

Thank you once again for all your support and from all of us at TMP Studios, have a Happy New Year!

Joe Jestus – PMD TMP Studios •

Best Deals

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Prepare for the Holiday season the right way, with plenty of savings! That’s right, follow this link to find the best deals that will fit you and your families schedule to see one of the most anticipated and inspirational plays of the season.

A Christmas Snow Live! Shepherd of the Hills Review

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Audiences and critics alike are taking a liking to A Christmas Snow Live! for many reasons. “Great acting”, “wonderful sets and production value”, “powerful story”, “made me cry” these are just some of the things we have heard numerous times and we couldn’t be happier! If you haven’t read it yet, there is a great review in the Shepherd of the Hills Gazette as well. Here is a small snippet and you can read the whole review by following the link at the end.

“When I first saw the video of A Christmas Snow, I was enchanted. Enjoy the live stage version at the Starlite Theatre through December 30! I believe having a live stage production like this in Branson is very exciting; it ’s a “stellar” production.”

Click here for the whole review.

Get tickets now here.

Daily Deal

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Ever though about trying a daily deal but have never gone through with it? Well, if ever there was a time to try a daily deal it is now. Next Wednesday the 15th of November, KY3 TV out of Branson is holding a daily deal where you can get a ticket at 50% off its original price. Plus if 3 of your friends buy 3 you get your ticket free! It is a pretty awesome deal and is only for one day. There is a limit of 300 tickets so be sure to be one of the first to go and get in on this great deal! (Click the pic for the link)

Erin Powell, TMP Studios

A Christmas Miracle

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Get tickets to the two hottest shows in Branson for one low price. Come see the Miracle of Christmas and A Christmas Snow Live! for only $59 – you save over $24!!!

Your best deal on these two shows (period) A Christmas Snow Live! at the Starlite Theatre and Miracle of Christmas at Sight and Sound Theater – Branson, MO You save more than $30 and get to see the two best Christmas Shows Branson has to offer!!! Use Code: MCB-SNO11 when you call today! — with Tracy J Trost, Catherine Mary Stewart, Tracy J Trost, Muse Watson and Cameron ten Napel.

Muse Watson Joins The Branson Veterans Task Force

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011


October 25, 2011

Award Winning Actor Muse Watson

Joins The Branson Veterans Task Force

For Unveiling Ceremony In Branson, MO On November 4th

Special Guest In The 78th Veterans Day Parade November 11th

Branson, MO ~ Muse Watson, the actor best known for his role as retired NIS agent Mike Franks, played a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran on the award winning hit drama NCIS. But when it comes to courage under fire Watson knows our veterans and military are the real “stars.” On November 4th Watson will stand together with the Branson Veterans Task Force and veterans from all over the world in Branson, MO to speak at the unveiling ceremony for The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, what has become known as The Moving Wall. Watson will also dedicate an American flag to the Branson Veterans Task Force that was flown over Afghanistan by Master Sergeant, David Kel ler USAF, in honor of our veterans.

“The men and women who served this country in our military are due our commendation and our respect,” states Watson. “We should cherish and honor the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our way of life. I am humbled to be asked to participate in this tribute.”

Watson will speak on November 4th at 10:00 am CST (1000 hrs) followed by the unveiling of The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a photo opportunity at the Welk Theatre. This is a free ceremony and is open to the public. Additionally, Watson will be riding alongside Veteran Ernie Bradley, Chairman of The Branson Veterans Task Force in the 78th Veterans Day Parade on November 11th starting at 11:00 am CST in downtown Branson.

Watson is in Branson to perform in the stage version of 2010’s favorite holiday movie, A Christmas Snow, written and directed by award-winning director Tracy J Trost.  Trost has brought the original cast together for this holiday run at The Starlite Theatre November 1st – December 30th. Along with Watson, Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Weekend at Bernie’s, Night of the Comet) and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp) will reprise their movie roles for the theatre stage. During Veterans Homecoming Week (November 4th – 11th) Veterans, their spouses or a guest will receive $10.00 off an adult ticket.

For more information on A Christmas Snow LIVE and how to get your tickets visit or call 888-829-5594.

For more information on the Branson Veterans Task Force and other featured events during Veterans Homecoming Week visit:

About Muse Watson:

Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with several strong performances on stage that helped pave the way for a feature film and television career. His diverse roles in Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, & Rosewood brought him mainstream recognition but it was the villainous “Ben Willis” in the trendy thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer films and From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him in the limelight as a chameleonic actor. He made equally impressionable appearances in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Sundance Film-Festival award-winner Songcatcher, challenging himself by playing unique characters.

Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in several made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town; and the television series, American Gothic, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Matlock, The Lazarus Man, JAG, Walker Texas Ranger, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, and The Mentalist. Going on to land his most notorious TV roles as “Mike Franks” in the award winning drama NCIS and “Charles Westmoreland” in the Emmy & Golden Glo bes nominated & People’s Choice Awards – winner Prison Break. He recently finished filming The Lamp starring Jason London and a feature film with Samuel L. Jackson and Owen Wilson.  A Christmas Snow the movie released on dvd can be found in stores everywhere.  The Lamp and A Christmas Snow are both Tracy J Trost movies.

Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Trost Moving Pictures

Tracy J Trost


O – 913-780-4035

M- 510-367-5990


Recommend and Win!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

All you have to do if follow these 2 simple steps:

Step 1:  Go to the ACS LIve! @ the Starlite Theatre page and “Like” the page.

Step 2: Write a recommendation on the page.

Voila! you’ll be entered to win this autographed  ACS Live! poster signed by Tracy J. Trost, Muse Watson, Catherine Mary Stewart, and Cameron ten Napel.

It’s a keepsake worth trying for :)

(A winner will be selected at random next Wednesday.)

Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The Starlite Theatre and TMP Studios are sponsoring special nights dedicated to The Boys and Girls Clubs in the local areas of Branson, Joplin, and Springfield.

If you call 1-888-829-5594 to buy your tickets and say I want to be a Boys and Girls Club night sponsor, the Starlite Theatre and TMP Studios will donate 1 ticket to a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, Joplin or Branson for every ticket you buy to an ACS Live! show.

This offer ends when we hit 250 tickets or on December 3rd whichever come first. Thanks so much for helping us make a difference in the Springfield, Joplin and Branson area communities.

ACS Live! is Facebook Official

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

ACS Live! is now on Facebook! When you check-in on Facebook while you are at the Starlite Theater watching ACS Live! there will be a special deal waiting just for you! Be sure to set a reminder today!