Posts Tagged ‘Feature Film’

 

WinkIt and TMP Studios

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m sure you’ve done it before. You were watching a great movie, probably one of ours, and you saw something you really liked. It might have been an outfit, an accessory, or maybe even a tool or gadget. How can you find it to buy? Before you would have to freeze the movie and go online and see if you could find it somewhere. Well not anymore. Now you can WinkIt!

TMP Studios is proud to announce that we have licensed our films A Christmas Snow and The Lamp to be used on WinkIt, a startup company based out of MN that is taking all the legwork out of finding those cool items in movies that you want.

For example if you visit the A Christmas Snow page on WinkIt here: ACS on WinkIt you can see the different scenes from the movie and then see which items you can buy from WinkIt that are in those scenes. You could get Kathleen’s (Catherine Mary Stewart’s) jacket or the jewelry she’s wearing. Maybe you want Sam’s (Muse Watson’s) shirt or vest, you can get them.

You can also see The Lamp page here: The Lamp on WinkIt and check out all the different items from The Lamp that the WinkIt team has found or created. Perhaps you really like an outfit that Lisa (Meredith Salenger) or Stanley (Jason London) had or maybe you’re feeling more like you want Charles’ (Louis Gossett Jr’s) bow tie.

It’s a very cool idea and we are proud to be working with them at the beginning and we can’t wait to see how far WinkIt goes. Be sure to tell your friends and family about them too as they are just starting out and they could use some TMP Studios fan support. Because we all know that TMP Studios fans are the best fans out there.

WinkIt on Facebook

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The Lamp – Best Feature Nominee at IFFF

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Award-Winning Director Tracy J Trost and Bestselling Author Jim Stovall Awards Momentum Continues To Build The Lamp Nominated for Best Feature Drama

Tulsa, OK~ Trost Moving Pictures’ awards momentum continues to build! The Lamp was recently named Best Feature Drama at the Trail Dance Film Festival, a prestigious and sought-after honor by filmmakers. It received two more key awards for Best of Festival and Best Actor for Cameron ten Napel.

Right on the heels of the Trail Dance Film Festival wins, this critically-acclaimed film has been chosen as a nominee for Best Feature Drama by the International Family Film Festival committee. Two of the most promising duos in writing, directing, and producing, the teamwork between director Tracy J Trost and bestselling author Jim Stovall never disappoint their audiences. Trost and Stovall first captivated audiences with the multiple award winning film A Christmas Snow, released in 2010.

Trost believes his films go beyond their genre. “We live in a sight and sound generation. Many of our ideals and opinion are being formed by what we see on television and in the theaters. That is why it’s imperative for this generation of filmmakers to create excellent, entertaining, and inspiring content.  Every story has a message and every viewer is soaking in that message.  What message are we giving them?  In the case of The Lamp there is a message of hope.  Hope that no matter how bad things may seem in your life, there is a way out and a way to rebuild.” Director Tracy J Trost

Stovall has seen success in his bestselling books including The Ultimate Gift and his Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network.

“I am committed to family books and movies as they are the best channels to reach real people with enduring messages.  It’s wonderful to be engaged in an exciting industry that truly makes a difference.”  Jim Stovall, Author of The Lamp

The 17th annual International Family Film Festival will take place March 21-25 in Hollywood, California at Raleigh Studios. For more information visit www.iffilmfest.org

The Lamp is one of the 14 films nominated for Best Feature Drama.

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, Then and Now, based on the novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall.

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

www.TrostMovingPictures.com

www.AChristmasSnow.com

www.TheLampMovie.com

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Publicist for Tracy J Trost

and Trost Moving Pictures

O – (913)-780-4035

Mobile- (510)- 367-5990

RhondaB@TrostMovingPictures.com

The Lamp Earns 3 Nominees

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Trost Moving Pictures & Tracy J Trost Feature Film

THE LAMP

Earns 3 Nominees Including Best Feature Drama,

Best Director & Best Actor

Tulsa, OK ~ Known as a leader in the world of independent filmmaking for his extraordinary cinematic storytelling, award winning director Tracy J Trost has been a visionary behind Trost Moving Pictures (TMP Studios). It is that vision that continues to garner accolades.  TMP Studios is proud to announce that Trost’s 2011 feature release, THE LAMP, has been nominated for Best Director and Best Feature Drama at the prestigious Trail Dance Film Festival. Also nominated for their acting performances in THE LAMP , are renowned Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and new comer Cameron ten Napel in the Best Actor category. This is Cameron’s first nomination and second film with TMP.

Tracy J Trost, Director of The Lamp said: “It is truly an honor for me to be recognized by the selection panel at Trail Dance.  I am proud of The Lamp and all of the recognition it has received by the public and those in the industry. Making quality films that are both entertaining and inspirational is what we are all about at TMP Studios.  My hope is that events like Trail Dance open up more doors for people to see The Lamp and our other films.”

Trost won multiple awards for A Christmas Snow, one of the most acclaimed and loved films of 2010, including Best Feature Drama, Best of Festival and Best Actor (Muse Watson) and in 2010 was recognized for his first feature, Find Me, honored with Best Feature Narrative.

2012’s winners will be unveiled at the Trail Dance Film Festival January 27-28. The 6th annual awards show will be held at the Jack A. Maurer Convention Center and the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.  For more information visit www.TrailDanceFilmFestival.com

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 (No Greater Love, Boy Meets World) and Cameron ten Napel (Cool Dog, The Lamp), and The Lamp which stars, Jason London (Dazed & 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. (Officer and A Gentleman).

They are actively pursuing many exciting projects in the entertainment industry, including their current stage adaption A Christmas Snow LIVE! in Branson, MO at the Starlite Theatre and their fourth feature film Then and Now based on a novel by bestselling author Jim Stovall.

Contact:

Rhonda Boudreaux (Tracy J Trost - Publicist)

Office – (913) 780-4035

rhondab@trostmovingpictures.com

Ratings and Reviews

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We need your help! That’s right, as many of you know we don’t have a million dollar ad budget like some of the big Hollywood studios, but we do have awesome supporters, fans, and friends like you who believe in us and the projects we are doing and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

But that means we need your help to get the word out about our films. Below is a list of places we could use your help in rating and reviewing our films so that others who haven’t heard about them will know what you think and why you love TMP Studios Films! Please take a few minutes to leave your ratings and reviews so that we can keep getting the word out about our films and keep making the great inspirational family friendly films you love. Keep in mind too that many of these sites have Facebook “Like” and Google + buttons you can use to help out too. Thanks so much!

The Lamp

iTunes

Netflix

Amazon – This works for Amazon Instant Video too. (One rating/review does them both).

Walmart DVD

Walmart Instant Video

ChristianBook.com

FamilyChristian.com – Scroll all the way to the bottom.

ChristianCinema.com – Scroll down to the reviews.

A Christmas Snow

iTunes

Amazon – This works for Amazon Instant Video too. (One rating/review does them both).

Walmart Instant Video

ChristianBook.com

FamilyChristian.com – Scroll all the way to the bottom.

ChristianCinema.com – Scroll down to the reviews.

You guys are awesome and with your support we’ll keep on making great movies and telling moving stories!

Joe Jestus – PMD TMP Studios – Facebook.com/iAmJoeJestus

The Lamp Film Festivals

Friday, January 13th, 2012

With more than 44,000 ratings on Netflix (at the time of this post) with an average of 4 stars we are extremely thankful for the overwhelmingly positive response of our awesome fans and friends of The Lamp. Which means it’s time for us to put our film up against some other great films in a couple of festivals and see if it can come out with more awards than black eyes :-)

The first stop for our baby was the Kingdomwood Film Festival in Georgia last year where The Lamp took Best Drama and now we’re proud to say that it is an official selection of the Trail Dance Film Festival in Oklahoma and is nominated in 3 different categories. Those categories are:

• Best Drama

• Best Actor/Actress – Cameron ten Napel and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr

• Best Director

We’ve got our fingers crossed as we get ready to head to the festival on January 27th with the awards show on January 28th. Trail Dance is one of our favorite film festivals and we have to admit we covet the top notch Golden Drover awards that they give out. It’s a beautiful statue and is a testament to the awesome job that Anthony Foreman and the crew at Trail Dance do every year.

If you want to come out to Trail Dance head on over to their site here: Trail Dance Site and check out the nomination list, the screening schedule, and then get yourself a pass to see the movies. The awards show is free to the public and starts at 9pm on Saturday night January 28th, we would love to see you there!

After Trail Dance we have entered The Lamp into the AMC Theaters Kansas City Film Fest and we’ve got our fingers crossed to become an official selection. As soon as we know more on that front we’ll let you know on our Facebook page here: The Lamp on Facebook.

So that’s it, our little baby is growing up and we’re excited and hopeful it will do well, but not matter what happens the reviews and stories that we have heard from all of you is why we do what we do in the first place. We make great films for great people and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us in what we do. It’s really not possible without you!

Joe Jestus

PMD – TMP Studios • Facebook.com/iAmJoeJestus

2012 – Sneak Peek

Friday, December 30th, 2011

With 2011 coming to a close we are thankful and grateful to those who have been with us from the good old days of 2009 when we launched out on director Tracy J Trost’s dream of making family friendly inspirational films and we are thankful for all the new friends we have met since then. It is your support that makes it possible for us to keep going in 2012.

Film

We have several films that we are looking at moving forward on and it will just be a matter of which work out first. As you know each film is a major endeavor that takes time, talent, money and a team to make it possible. While we don’t have exact details, after all this is a sneak peek, we can tell you we’re looking at a Romantic Comedy, Western, Family Drama, and an Inspirational Period Piece. We are excited for each of them for different reasons and we can’t wait to share them all with you. What one will come to life in 2012, we don’t know yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do so you can join us for the adventure!

Live Events

Those of you with us from the beginning know that we got our start in TV and Live Events and 2012 might be a trip back to our roots. There are a couple of live events that TMP Studios might be a part of coming up in 2012 and as soon as the ink on the contracts are dry we’ll let you know where the TMP Studios crew will be headed off to for these events. Get ready for the TMP Truck Cam and your chance to chat with Director Tracy J Trost while he’s directing a live event!

TV

As I mentioned above, TMP Studios got its start with Tracy J Trost who has an extensive background in television. We are hoping to get back to that history and we’ve got some exciting options for this fun medium. These options are in such an early stage that I can’t even share what they are about, but we are excited to get them moving and share them with you!

Theatre

As you know, 2011 marked our first foray onto the stage with A Christmas Snow Live! and we loved it. You can rest assure that at some time and in some fashion TMP Studios will be back on the stage and as soon as we have all the details and dates locked down we’ll let you know so you can join us for this incredibly powerful experience.

Books

With bestselling author Jim Stovall and award-winning director Tracy J Trost continuing to join forces in 2012, you know there will be more great books from both of them. So clear some space on your shelves or in your favorite tablet device for ebooks and get ready for more inspiration and adventure in 2012.

Thank You

Finally, I want to thank you once again for your support. It is what keeps us going when we launch out to chase our dreams of creating projects that will leave a lasting impact on our communities and our world. Because of your support you are just as much a part of the difference that is being made as we are. Thank you for a great 2011 and we can’t wait to continue the adventure in 2012 with you by our side!

Joe Jestus – PMD TMP Studios

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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

facebook.com/JoeJestus • twitter.com/JoeJestus

And the Nominees are…

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

TMP Studios and all those involved in The Lamp are pleased to announce that we have four nominations in three categories at the Trail Dance Film Festival coming up in January 2012.

The four nominations are:

• Best Feature Drama – The Lamp
• Best Actor – Cameron ten Napel
• Best Actor – Louis Gossett Jr
• Best Director – Tracy J Trost

We are so excited and thankful to everyone at Trail Dance, one of our favorite festivals in the country and we look forward to the festivities this January 27th-28th. See the whole list of nominations here: Nominees

Trail Dance is always full of great films and tough competition and we hope to add another Golden Drover to our collection. It is one of our most prized awards. If you want to take part in the festival visit their site here and get your tickets today: Trail Dance

The Lamp is the third feature film from TMP Studios and Writer/Director Tracy J Trost and the second with his partner bestselling author Jim Stovall. The film follows Stanley Walters (Jason London) who is suffering from the loss of his only child, and has secluded himself to a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him.

In what seems to be the final days of their already strained marriage, his wife Lisa (Meredith Salenger) is presented with a strange gift; an old oil lamp. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger (Louis Gossett Jr) and a question that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for what’s truly important in life…

If you could have anything you wanted, what would YOU wish for?

The Lamp stars: Jason London (Man in the Moon, All Roads Lead Home), Meredith Salenger (Journey of Natty Gann, Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow, Cool Dog) with Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break) and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman).

The Lamp is currently available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. To support TMP Studios directly you can shop for it at ShopTMPics.com

The Lamp – Variety Review

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

In case you missed it before, our latest inspirational family film The Lamp received a nice review from Variety Magazine. Reviewer Joe Leydon said The Lamp has, ”A heaping helping of inspirational uplift for family audiences.”

You can read the whole review here Variety Review of The Lamp and if you can get your very own copy at our online store over at: ShopTMPics.com

What did you think of The Lamp? Visit our Facebook page here and let us know!

Muse Watson Joins The Branson Veterans Task Force

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 www.aChristmasSnow.com or call 888-829-5594.

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

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

Publicist

O – 913-780-4035

M- 510-367-5990

email: RDBoudreaux1@aol.com