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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

MovieMaker Magazine and Tracy J Trost

Monday, January 30th, 2012

In case you missed it, last September our very own award-winning director Tracy J Trost did an interview with MovieMaker Magazine about The Lamp. We’ve posted a section below and you can read the whole interview by clicking the link below.

Samantha Husik (MM): What inspired you to adapt Jim Stovall’s book, The Lamp, into a film? What about the book seemed particularly cinematic?

Tracy Trost (TT): When Jim shared The Lamp with me, I immediately got the concept of the book. I knew it was a story that many people could relate to and connect with. Of course with any adaptation from book to movie, there were sub-plots and supporting characters that needed to be added. I remember after I read the book, on a flight from Dallas to Hawaii, I wrote an eight-page treatment of my ideas for additions and changes to make to the story entertaining to viewers. I sent them to Jim and he loved them. We work very well together.

Read the whole interview at MovieMaker Magazine’s website.

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

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

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!

Astounding Reviews

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

We have received some great reviews from you, our supporters and loyal fans, on the various sites where The Lamp is being sold. Thank you so much for the overwhelming support. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to send to your loved ones, and to purchase The Lamp.

“We as a family chose to give up cable a few years ago… and therefore we choose to only watch clean family movies that Glorify God… and this movie is just that… it is a great movie and my entire family loved it- hubby isn’t easy to please but this one was one he really enjoyed too and so did my two girls… I recommend it one hundred percent!” – Amazon Customer

“Beautiful story of hope and overcoming struggles in life. Definitely recommend it to watch with your family or someone you love.” – Amazon Customer

“It was very moving. I would definitely recommend it for families of all shapes and sizes, especially those who have been involved in fostering or adoption.” – Amazon Customer

“Wonderful, touching film. Great moments of humor and made me cry in places too. Excellent all round cast. Will definitely be a keeper and will watch this over and over.”  – Amazon Customer

Here are just a few opinions on The Lamp to read more and or purchase The Lamp click here.

Be Glad,

Erin Powell, TMP Studios

The Lamp-Online and In Stores

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Thanks for buying The Lamp DVD. It is outselling A Christmas Snow 2 to 1 based on opening week performances. You can check all of the websites below and see where the best deal is! For an added bonus click here to become a TMP Ambassador and help us gain review points and move The Lamp up the charts!

ShopTMPics.com – Buy from us and you will be:

1) Directly supporting more inspirational family friendly films.

2) Supporting great charities with your purchase when you select your favorite at checkout.

3) Director Tracy J Trost’s new best friend ;-)

Walmart.com

Target.com

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Christianbook.com

MovieMars.com

DeeperShopping

Parable.com

Ann’s Gift Shop

Red Tag Market

Smartz Place

and more…

Story of Hope

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Learning to cope with loss is not an easy task. Listen and watch the actors and actresses from The Lamp give insight into how this movie can help you find hope in the middle of darkness.  Click here for Story of Hope and use code TMPSUCCESS (all caps). It is a true heart to heart from the cast of The Lamp. The heartbeat that flows through the movie also flows through Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel, Muse Watson, and Louis Gossett Jr discuss filming in Oklahoma with Director Tracy J Trost and the Trost Moving Pictures crew. Listen and watch as they express their thoughts about The Lamp. It helps us ay Trost Moving Pictures realize again and again why we do what we do. Hopefully it will give you a little nudge of hope as well.