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Nine Projects for 2012

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Just Believe

With 9 Projects, We Definitely Believe!

Nine projects including family movies, inspirational books, live events that will change your life, a powerful play on forgiveness, and more is what we have in store for our Trost Moving Pictures family and friends this year. Are you ready?

At Trost Moving Pictures we believe in pushing ourselves and facing our fears, after all we were founded by director Tracy J Trost on a dare to follow his dreams. (You can read that story here.) So this week when I posted that we were working on 6 projects over on our Facebook page, that seemed crazy.

Then I had to update it because I had forgotten one and it looked like we had 7 projects on the stove here and that seemed even crazier. So I guess now that I remembered two more we must be certifiably insane with 9 projects here in the works. As all our fans suggested, we’re doing our best to remember to relax.

So what are all of these projects we are working on? Well, we can’t tell you about all of them, but we can tell you about most of them.

Books

Let’s start with the book director Tracy J Trost is working on. As he mentioned in The Successful Life Mindset Episode 26 he’s had an idea for a 30 day guide to changing your life that focuses on the steps he used to accomplish his dream of becoming a director. He’s currently writing the book now and hopefully we’ll have more info soon. Be sure to follow Tracy on Facebook and Twitter to get updates from him on this and other projects throughout the week.That’s one!

Live Events

Next, let’s look at our live events. In just about a month the Trost Moving Pictures crew is heading to New York City to work with the Center for Creative Media and it’s leader Doug Rittenhouse to broadcast an Acquire the Fire event on God.tv to over 200 countries around the world. The great thing about this event is we bring a crew of industry professionals and they work alongside young kids learning the trade from the Center for Creative Media who are getting hands on training in television broadcast. It’s definitely an adventure.

The next live event we are working on is the One Nation One Day event with Dominic Russo ministries for July 2013. Tracy talked about this event a little bit in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 9 and you can learn more about it at www.OneNationOneDay.com. It’s a monumental event and is going to definitely push us all past our comfort zones, but it could has a huge potential to impact people’s lives positively and as you know, that’s what we are all about here at Trost Moving Pictures.

The final live event we are working on is still in the development stage but we are going to Branson next week to meet with some more people about moving it forward and hopefully we’ll be able to share more with you soon. That’s 2 – 4!

Family Movies

Now lets move on to our inspirational family friendly movie projects. As most of you know we are working on a project called Then & Now, which is a romantic comedy based on a book that is yet to be published by bestselling author Jim Stovall. This is a pretty big project and we are moving forward with hopes to get it into production this year or next year. Tracy talks about in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 2.

Our next film project, Tracy mentioned in the Director’s Diary 2012 Episode 8 when he talked about his meeting with New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews. This project is based on Andy’s book The Lost Choice and we are just in the early stages on this one which is sure to be one of the biggest projects Trost Moving Pictures has taken on yet. If you haven’t read Andy’s book The Lost Choice yet, you should get it today so you can see what we’re looking at. It’s on Amazon here The Lost Choice.

The next two family movie projects we are working on are still in the development stage and we can’t share too much about them, but one of them could go into production this year still. That one has to do with adoption again and I am personally really excited about the project and the good that it can be used for. The other project will take some time to develop and Tracy is very excited about this one as well. I can tell you that both of these stories are based on real life events. So that’s 5-8!

The Stage

The final project that we are working on is of course A Christmas Snow Live! which is coming back to the Starlite Theatre for a second season starting November 1st. If you haven’t checked out A Christmas Snow Live! on Facebook you can here ACS Live! on Facebook. Once there you can see the calendar for 2012 and get tickets. This inspirational story has touched so many lives, we can’t wait to hear the great stories that come from this powerful message of forgiveness once again.

Also, we are working on a way for you to officially be a supporter of A Christmas Snow Live! so that you can have a hand in making that impact on people’s lives too! That’s 9!

Wow, nine projects, and that doesn’t include any other projects that spring up in relation to these projects like companion books and things like that. It also doesn’t include The Successful Life Mindset podcast either, that Tracy does on a weekly basis. If you aren’t listening to this podcast, you are really missing out on some amazing discussions with Cliff and Tracy about how to attain true success in life and get inspired. As you can see, we have a lot going on and your prayers and support is greatly appreciated by us all at Trost Moving Pictures.

With hope that you live your life to its greatest potential,

Joe Jestus – PMD at Trost Moving Pictures

OK Gazette Q and A with Louis Gossett Jr about “The Lamp”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

In October, the Oklahoma Gazette’s Rod Lott sat down with bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr to ask them about their careers and The Lamp.

The Lamp was our third inspirational family friendly film and has been seen all over the world and touched people’s lives with its story of hope and overcoming loss. This powerful story also deals with adoption and foster care and stars Jason London (Man in the Moon), Meredith Salenger (Journey of Natty Gann), L Scott Caldwell (Lost), Sarah Brown (Days of Our Lives), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow), Muse Watson (NCIS), and Academy Award0-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr (An Officer and A Gentleman).

For a limited time you can get the Special Edition DVD with the Louis Gossett Jr cover directly from us for only $9.99 by clicking here: Buy Now. You can also get The Lamp DVD, The Lamp novel written by bestselling author Jim Stovall, and the companion book Just Believe written by award-winning director Tracy J Trost for only $20 for a limited time by clicking here: Buy Now.

Click the image to read the entire interview in PDF form or click the following link to read the entire interview on the Oklahoma Gazette’s website: R&R Q&A with Louis Gossett Jr and Jim Stovall

Gravitas Q and A with Tracy Trost for “The Lamp”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Last fall, Gravitas Ventures sat down with our very own award-winning director Tracy J Trost to ask him a few questions about The Lamp our inspirational family film about overcoming loss.

The film has been touching lives and has been rated by over 55,000 people on Netflix. The inspiring story also deals with adoption and foster care and stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel, Muse Watson and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.

It has already won numerous awards at multiple festivals around the country including: Best Drama, Best Actress (Cameron ten Napel), and Best of Festival. You can buy the Special Edition DVD with the limited Louis Gossett Jr cover directly from us by clicking Buy Now. It is on sale for a limited time for only $9.99 or get the DVD, the novel written by bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift), and the companion book Just Believe written by director Tracy J Trost for only $20 for a limited time here Buy Now.

Click the image to read the whole interview with Tracy in PDF form or click this link to read the interview on the Gravitas Ventures website: Spotlight on Tracy J Trost

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

WinkIt on Twitter

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 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: http://bit.ly/FFedgeTheLamp

or in most browsers you can view just the article about Tracy and The Lamp by clicking this link or on the image to the left.

Family Fiction Edge The Lamp 2_2012

You can download the article to your computer if you “Right Click” and choose “Save As” or “Download Link As” on the link above.

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:

www.TrostMovingPictures.com

www.AChristmasSnow.com

www.TheLampMovie.com

Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Tracy J Trost

Publicist

O- (913) 780-4035

Mobile- (510) 367-5990

RhondaB@TrostMovingPictures.com

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Tracy J Trost on Good Day Tulsa – January 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Earlier today director Tracy J Trost made  a special appearance on the Good Day Tulsa show to talk about our latest film The Lamp and the upcoming Trail Dance Film Festival this weekend. You can watch the entire interview right here:

Tracy J Trost on Good Day Tulsa – January 2012

If you want to watch the Trail Dance Film Festival awards show you can watch it online here on Saturday night, January 28th at 9pm CST and cheer for The Lamp:

Trail Dance Awards Show

For more information about Trail Dance or to get tickets to the festival visit their site here:

Trail Dance Film Festival

To get updates from director Tracy J Trost and PMD Joe Jestus from the festival follow them on twitter at:

TracyJTrostJoeJestus

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