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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!

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

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…

The Lamp: In The News

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

With the Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma charity screening of The Lamp fast approaching, bestselling author Jim Stovall and award-winning director Tracy J Trost sat down with two local TV stations to talk about the event.

Watch Tracy’s interview with Fox 23 here: Tracy J Trost on Fox

Watch Jim Stovall’s interview with the local ABC affiliate here: Jim Stovall on ABC

Be sure to get your tickets for the event at the Mabee Center here: The Lamp at the Mabee Center

“The Lamp” Wins Judge’s Choice Award

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/25/2011

The Lamp Starring Oscar Winner Louis Gossett Jr Wins Judge’s Choice Award at New Media Film Festival

(Tulsa, OK) – Bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) and award-winning director Tracy J Trost are pleased to announce that their new inspirational film The Lamp which stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. took home the coveted Judge’s Choice award at the 2011 New Media Film Festival this last weekend in Phoenix, AZ.

The full cast of The Lamp includes Jason London (Man in the Moon, Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (The Journey of Natty Gann, Lake Placid), L Scott Caldwell (Lost, The Fugitive), Sarah Brown (Bold and the Beautiful, Big Momma’s House 2), Cameron ten Napel (A Christmas Snow, Cool Dog) with Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break) and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots).

The film follows Stanley Walters (Jason London) a father dealing with the loss of his son and a marriage on the brink of ruin. In what seems to be the last days of their marriage, Stanley and Lisa (Meredith Salenger) are presented with an old oil lamp. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger (Louis Gossett Jr) who challenges them with a statement that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for its truth. All things are possible if you Just Believe.

In addition to winning the Judge’s Choice award, director Tracy J Trost took part in several directors’ panels and inspired up-and-coming filmmakers with his workshop entitled, “Follow Your Dreams Into Filmmaking” which contained key principles from his upcoming book, Just Believe.

About Trost Moving Pictures:

Trost Moving Pictures (TMP) is an independent film production company based in Tulsa, OK. Their first two films—Find Me and A Christmas Snow—have won numerous awards at film festivals around the country, including Best Feature and Best Actor. TMP is currently turning A Christmas Snow into a live stage play that will be in Branson, Missouri this November – December at the Starlite Theatre and stars the award winning cast from the movie. www.aChristmasSnowLive.com

Their third feature film, The Lamp based on the book by bestselling author Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift) is currently on iTunes and VOD around the country and will be in stores this fall. The Lamp stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel with Muse Watson and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. You can find out more information about TMP at: www.TrostMovingPictures.com

About Jim Stovall:

Jim Stovall is the author of 15 previous books including the best seller The Ultimate Gift which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin.

He is among the most sought-after motivational and platform speakers anywhere. Despite failing eyesight and eventual blindness, Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for America’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. NTN’s program guide and samples of its broadcast and cable network programming are available at www.NarrativeTV.com.

The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.

Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux • Trost Moving Pictures Publicist

913-780-4035 • rhondab@trostmovingpictures.com

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Happy Birthday Tracy!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Tracy J TrostNext Wednesday is Director Tracy J Trost’s birthday and his birthday list is pretty short. All that he wants, is to hear from you! As many of you know: Making movies is what we do, but making a difference is what we love! One of the things that Tracy loves the most is the stories of how our movies affected you and right now your stories could help others experience the power of The Lamp’s message too. So for Tracy’s birthday I’m trying to get as many people as possible to rate and review The Lamp on some of the top places where people will find it now and through the rest of the year.

If you could take a minute to click the links below, rate, and review The Lamp that would make for a great birthday gift for Tracy. Thanks so much and I look forward to reading your reviews too :-)

iTunes: http://bit.ly/TheLampiTunes

Amazon DVD: http://www.bit.ly/LamponAmazon

Walmart DVD: http://bit.ly/LampWalmart

Netflix: http://bit.ly/LampNetflix

Thanks so much and to thank you for your help Tracy wants to give you the opportunity to get a special edition version of The Lamp DVD and his book Just Believe before it hits stores in Sept. So if you visit www.ShopTMPics.com today and use code BIRTHDAY when you check out and you’ll get free shipping on your order PLUS we’ll give 25% to a charity of your choice at checkout. Now that’s a good birthday present so visit: www.ShopTMPics.com and use code BIRTHDAY today!