Posts Tagged ‘Independent Filmmaking’


The Lamp in Family Fiction Edge Magazine

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The inaugural edition of Family Fiction’s Edge Magazine has a great article written by CJ Darlington on director Tracy J Trost and The Lamp. You can get view the entire magazine online or download it as a PDF here:

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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 Wins Three Awards

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Trost Moving Pictures’ The Lamp Walks Away With Three Awards At 2012 Trail Dance Film Festival

Tulsa, OK ~ January 30, 2012 ~ Trost Moving Pictures’ film The Lamp proved to be the lucky one for director Tracy J Trost and bestselling author Jim Stovall. The Lamp walked away with Best Feature Drama honors, along with Best Actor (Cameron ten Napel) and Best of Festival at the Trail Dance Film Festival, which has been named twice to MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 25 film festivals. The combination of Stovall’s ability to write a bestselling novel and Trost’s ability to write a screenplay, then bring it to life has proven once again to be successful. The Lamp’s wins are evidence that director Tracy J Trost and author Jim Stovall are on an unimpeded road to continued recognition.

“It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers. Independent filmmaking is becoming more recognized by the industry as well as the mainstream audience. I am honored to be considered one of the leaders in this movement, and I look forward with great anticipation to what the future holds for those of us using this medium to get our message and films out to the general audience. Winning Best Feature, Best Actor (Cameron ten Napel), and Best of Festival this past weekend at the Trail Dance Film Festival is validation that films like The Lamp are viable and needed.” ~ Director Tracy J Trost.

“Being nominated is an honor enough, and then to WIN! It’s a dream come true,” states Cameron ten Napel. “I couldn’t have done it without all the wonderful people that surround me.”

“The Trail Dance Film Festival validated the quality of The Lamp movie and its message in two ways.  First, the overwhelming positive response from the audience when The Lamp was screened and, secondly, when the film received awards for Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best of Festival.” ~ Jim Stovall, Author The Lamp, Co-Executive Producer

This is the third year Trost Moving Pictures has won at the Trail Dance Film Festival. Previously they have won Best Feature Narrative for Find Me and Best of FestivalBest Feature DramaBest Actor (Muse Watson), and Best of Oklahoma Film for A Christmas Snow, an awards favorite.

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 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. (An Officer and A Gentleman).

TMP Studios is 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.

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

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