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Muse Watson to present at “Night at the Theatre”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 16, 2011

Award Winning Actor Muse Watson Will Join Benjamin Bratt and Amy Brenneman On Stage As Style For Smiles and The CHIME Institute Present Night At The Theatre With A Special Performance by Stephen Stills

Los Angeles, CA ~ Muse Watson, a veteran of film and television, gained international recognition for his over 52 movie roles including Ben Willis in the I Know What You Did Last Summer films, Drifter in Sommersby with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster, Hank Corrigan in Something To Talk About with Julia Roberts and Robert Duvall, and Henry Andrews in Rosewood with Jon Voight. Watson most recently won Best Actor as Sam in A Christmas Snow, one of 2010’s favorite holiday movies. He is also well known for his notorious television characters Mike Franks in TV’s #1 Drama NCIS and Charles Westmoreland in the People’s Choice Award-winner and Emmy and Golden Globes-nominated Prison Break.

Watson is dedicated to making a difference, and is proud to be joining fellow actors Benjamin Bratt and Amy Brenneman for a fundraiser to benefit four diverse charitable organizations supporting children and their families. Night At The Theatre is the name of the event that unites these great actors on stage for an exhilarating night of story-telling. Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash) will make a special appearance to top off the night’s performances.

“We’ve been involved with the CHIME Institute for over 7 years now and not only believe in what they do but have seen the results” states Watson. “CHIME is an inspiration to anyone who believes that children of all abilities should be valued, educated and nurtured.”

The event will take place on Saturday February 26, 2011 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Cocktails and dinner will be served from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Performance starts at 7:45pm. For more information call Style for Smiles at 310-598-6386 or visit www.StyleforSmiles.org.

This event is an integral part of raising awareness and an appeal for donations to help these organizations:

CHIME Institute is a fully inclusive setting where children of all abilities are valued, educated and nurtured. Disabled and non-disabled children are educated in the same environment striving for academic excellence and conscious citizenship.

MADISONS Foundation provides free, updated, parent friendly information, resources, and services for families all over the world who have children suffering from rare pediatric diseases.

The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation is dedicated to positively changing the lives of at-risk and shelter-housed homeless children and their families. By creating powerful educational and recreational opportunities, the CL enables these young people, and their families, to reach their full potential as vital members of the community.

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is one of LA’s oldest non-profit health care institutions. EPFMC’s comprehensive healthcare and educational programs reflect its commitment to addressing the complicated needs of young children and their families.

Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with 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, and 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 “C.W.” in From Dusk Till Dawn 2 that propelled him into 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. Watson recently won Best Actor at the Trail Dance Film Festival for his extraordinary performance as “Sam” in A Christmas Snow, 2010’s favorite holiday movie. His upcoming film The Lamp will be released in the Fall of 2011 and he has just completed filming Meeting Evil with Samuel Jackson. In November 2011, Watson will reprise his role as Sam in A Christmas Snow onstage at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Mo.

Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in a variety of roles as a guest star on Criminal Minds, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, The Mentalist, Castle, Saturday Night Live, and many others, with memorable recurring roles as Mike Franks in TV’s number one drama NCIS and Charles Westmoreland in the Emmy and Golden Globes-nominated and People’s Choice Award-winner Prison Break. For more information on Muse Watson: www.MuseWatson.com

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux • Muse Watson only
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A Christmas Snow Coming to Branson in 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 11, 2011

A Christmas Snow Stage Production Greenlighted

Award Winning Filmmaker Tracy J Trost

To Adapt His Critically Acclaimed Film To Stage

Original All Star Cast

Muse Watson & Catherine Mary Stewart

To Reprise Roles

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Tulsa, OK ~  Award winning director Tracy J Trost delivers another production experience with his compelling and inspirational stage adaption of his nationally acclaimed film, A Christmas Snow. The much-talked-about stage version has been greenlighted and goes into production in October with performances starting November 1, 2011 and running through the Christmas season at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, MO.

Filmmaker Tracy J Trost earned national praise for his moving story telling in the A Christmas Snow movie. With thousands of new devoted fans, Trost is aiming high for this anticipated project. He has developed the screenplay for the stage and is enthusiastic about bringing the live theatrical performance to Branson. Original music and Christmas favorites from the movie soundtrack will be used along with original music written specifically for the stage production.

“I couldn’t be more excited to bring the live production of A Christmas Snow to the Branson stage”, states director Tracy J Trost. “We at Trost Moving Pictures recognize Branson has a vibrant theater community and all of us agree that the Starlite Theatre is the perfect place to continue this extraordinary story of forgiveness and reconciliation that has already touched and changed thousands of lives around the world in book and film form.”

Muse Watson (NCIS), who has a background in theater, will reprise his role as Sam. In addition to Watson’s role, original cast member Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet, Weekend at Bernie’s) will again take on the charismatic and inspiring role of Kathleen.

Trost is currently securing other cast members that will include local talent.

Director Tracy J Trost has a full slate of projects lined up for 2011. His newest film, The Lamp, starring Jason London, Meredith Salenger, Sarah Brown, L. Scott Caldwell and Cameron ten Napel, with Muse Watson and Lou Gossett, Jr. will be released in Spring 2011.

About the actors:

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 Globes nominated & People’s Choice Awards – winner Prison Break.

Catherine Mary Stewart

Catherine Mary Stewart is excited to reprise her screen role of “Kathleen” in A Christmas Snow, the musical. She looks forward to bringing the message of hope, love, forgiveness and redemption to a whole new audience in this entertaining format.

Catherine’s career has spanned over a period of 30 years, and over 50 different productions from film to television to theater, in England, Canada and the United States. She was living in London studying dance, acting and singing, when she was cast in her first professional acting role as the lead in the rock musical The Apple.  The Apple was chosen to open the Montreal World Film Festival in 1980 and has since developed a cult following and was recently screened at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Catherine moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and soon after landed a contract with Days of Our Lives originating the role of Kayla Brady. During Catherine’s tenure with “Days” she was cast in the lead role of “Maggie” in The Last Starfighter.  Catherine found steady employment as an actor in movies, including the cult classic Night of the Comet, the 50’s teen comedy Mischief, as well as the female lead in the very popular Weekend at Bernie’s.

A variety of television features and miniseries have also given Catherine the opportunity to work alongside such luminaries as Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Robert Stack and Karl Malden.  She co-starred with Charles Bronson and Christopher Reeve in the acclaimed TNT movie The Sea Wolf. She also starred alongside Candice Bergen, Rod Steiger, Anthony Hopkins and Angie Dickinson in the widely publicized Hollywood Wives, and played the Joan Collins character as a young woman aging from early teens to mid-twenties in Sins.  Stewart received accolades for her work on the mini-series Passion and Paradise with Armand Assante and Rod Steiger.

Most recently she has appeared in several TV movies for Lifetime, including My Daughter’s Secret, Dead at 17 and My Neighbor’s Secret and on the Hallmark Channel, including Sharp Shooter, Generation Gap and Class. Catherine is proud to have had the lead role in the feature film A Christmas Snow, released in October of 2010.

About the Starlite Theatre:

The 880-seat Starlite Theatre is conveniently located on Highway 76 near the Titanic and features Branson’s only five-story glass atrium with 19,560 feet of glass. Inside, Starlite’s state-of-the-art stage is the perfect venue for some of Branson’s most popular and interactive shows. For ticket information call the Starlite Theater at 866-991-1982 or visit www.StarliteTheatre.com

About Trost Moving Pictures:

Trost Moving Pictures 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.

They are in post production on their third feature film, The Lamp with best-selling author Jim Stovall, who wrote The Ultimate GiftThe Lamp stars Jason London, Meredith Salenger, L Scott Caldwell, Sarah Brown, Cameron ten Napel with Muse Watson and Louis Gossett Jr. and will be released Spring 2011. You can find out more information at: www.TrostMovingPictures.com

For interviews with director Tracy J Trost and cast of A Christmas Snow please contact:

Rhonda Boudreaux - Trost Moving Pictures Publicity

Satellite office: 913-780-4035 • RDBoudreaux1@aol.com

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Muse Watson & A Christmas Snow Give Back

Actor Muse Watson Dedicated To Giving Back To His Community, Returning to East Tennessee On Friday December 17th For Several Special Events

Headshot of Muse Watson

Los Angeles, CA ~ Actor Muse Watson is one of the fortunate people – he is living his dream. He is working his chosen profession and has received professional recognition from his peers for the 55 films and numerous television shows he has appeared in. Having enjoyed much success he is still very connected to East Tennessee.  He has a second home in Roane County, and along with his wife and daughter, is actively involved in the community.

Watson will be ‘home for Christmas’ beginning in Knoxville on December 17th to kick off several days of charitable and special events and to promote his latest feature film, A Christmas Snow that will premiere on Comcast’s Channel 15 in Harriman, TN.

The television premiere of A Christmas Snow in Harriman is part of Watson’s dream to bring family entertainment to the Princess Theater, Arts Education and Conference Center, including the new Harriman/Roane State, Channel 15 Television Station.  Watson is co-founder of the dream.

A Christmas Snow will air several times during Christmas week on Comcast Channel 15.  You can also go to www.AChristmasSnow.com to view all television broadcast dates and read more about the film, book and soundtrack.

In support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Watson will be at Borders West Town on Saturday December 18th from 2-3pm.  He will join Al Williams, author of the new BBBSETN book “A Friend Indeed:  A Golden Key Adventure”, and his good friend Bill Landry and will be signing copies of “A Christmas Snow”.

Reviving a holiday tradition, Watson and his family will lend a helping hand to The Angel Tree, an organization near and dear to his heart, by preparing bags of gifts for thousands of needy children.  The Watson family will also use The Angel Tree’s gift wrapping service at West Town Mall, where donations fund the purchase of special toys as well as over 500 bicycles a year.  While at West Town Mall, the Watson’s will take a family photo with Santa Claus, as Santa there is actually “kin”.   www.angeltree.info

More about Muse Watson: www.MuseWatson.com or watch his demo reel here: Muse Demo Reel

Equally comfortable on the theater stage as he is in front of the camera, Muse Watson first gained notice with 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 “C.W.” in “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. His latest film, “A Christmas Snow”, is available in stores now and he recently wrapped filming “The Lamp” co-starring Lou Gossett Jr., L. Scott Caldwell and Jason London which is scheduled to release in Spring 2011.

Transitioning to the small screen, Watson delivered stellar performances in a variety of roles as a guest on Criminal Minds, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, The Mentalist, Castle, Saturday Night Live,  and many others, with memorable recurring roles as “Mike Franks” in the number one drama NCIS and “Charles Westmoreland” in the Emmy and Golden Globes nominated & People’s Choice Awards – winner Prison Break.


Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Trost Moving Pictures Publicity

913-780-4035 – RDBoudreaux1@aol.com

Get 2 DVDs for the Price of 1

A Christmas Snow DVDA Christmas Snow is on sale at Family Christian Stores this weekend only! You can get the DVD for only $9.99 on their website here and save 50% or get it in stores for only $8.99 and save 55% (click here to find a store near you). That means you can get 2 DVDs for the price of 1 or less than the price of one!!! There are limited supplies at each store so move quickly to get your copies right away.

What many people are doing is buying one copy for their own family and a second to give away to another family this Christmas, so they can share the message of forgiveness and reconciliation.

A Christmas Snow has been touching peoples lives and hearts at the more than 200 screenings around the country and now on TV (channel listings here) and we just received a report of a father who is hoping to reconnect with his daughters this Christmas after watching the film. For us, stories like this represent true success for all of us here at Trost Moving Pictures.

Thank you to all of our friends, family, and fans who have told others about A Christmas Snow, the Novel, Sam’s Journal: Restored, and the Soundtrack. It is because of you that so many lives are being changed this Christmas Season!

About A Christmas Snow: A Christmas Snow stars Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Cameron ten Napel, and Anthony Tyler Quinn and is a heart warming story of forgiveness and reconciliation. It has won best picture at the XP Media Film Festival and has been officially selected to many others.

A Christmas Snow Wins Best Feature Film

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 30, 2010
Media contact: Rhonda Boudreaux
RDBoudreaux1@aol.com
913-780-4035

Trost Moving Pictures Announce
A Christmas Snow WINS Best Feature Film
At XP Media International Film Festival

Tulsa, OK ~  A Christmas Snow, a film that was made entirely in Tulsa, Oklahoma on an independent budget, won Best Feature Film in the Drama category, at the XP Media International Film Festival on Saturday.  A Christmas Snow is widely and enthusiastically being embraced by audiences everywhere. The director of the inspiring film, Tracy J Trost brings us a heartwarming tale of faith, family, and forgiveness.

Starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Anthony Tyler Quinn and Cameron ten Napel, A Christmas Snow will be available in stores and online on October 8, 2010.

When asked about the award Trost commented, “It’s always an honor to be recognized by your peers and it’s a testament to the incredible cast and crew of ‘A Christmas Snow‘. This award is all of ours and I was happy to represent the team.”

Tracy J Trost & Muse Watson accept Best Feature Award
Muse & Tracy Accept the Award

In addition to the award was a $2,500 cash prize, which Trost promptly donated back to the festival instructing them to create the Muse Watson Scholarship for next year with an award for Best Up & Coming Actor in order to help those just getting in the business.

The multi award-winning Trost also sat on the directors panel for a Q & A and discussion session along with director David Nixon (Letters to God) and actor/producer/director Corbin Bernsen (Rust).

This is Trost’s second award winning film, his high-energy thriller Find Me established his skills as a director, winning several awards including Best Feature.

A Christmas Snow: www.AChristmasSnow.com

For Kathleen, (Catherine Mary Stewart) Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her father’s abandonment almost 30 years ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her, and in the days leading up to Christmas an unforgiving blizzard traps her in her own home with two unlikely roommates. Sam (Muse Watson), a gentle older man Kathleen took in for the night and Lucy (Cameron ten Napel), the daughter of her soon to be fiancé (Anthony Tyler Quinn) bring her face to face with the hurts of her past.  Will she be able to let go and grab hold of a life changing forgiveness or will she continue to be haunted by the pain of the past?

About Trost Moving Pictures:

Trost Moving Pictures is an independent film studio based in Tulsa, OK that is making waves in the entertainment arena. Their first film Find Me, is available now and is based on the sport of geo caching. It follows two college students who get caught up in a deadly game involving the kidnapping of a Senator’s son and has been awarded both Best Feature and Best Actor at multiple film festivals. TMP’s second film, A Christmas Snow is set to be released nationwide on October 8, 2010. For more information on TMP – www.trostmovingpictures.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TMPics

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux
Trost Moving Pictures Publicity
913-780-4035
RDBoudreaux1@aol.com

Phoenix & Grand Rapids Screenings

This Friday, August 27th – A Christmas Snow will be screening in the heat of Phoenix, AZ at the International Phoenix Film Festival and in the cool of Grand Rapids, MI at the Grand Rapids Film Festival.

The screening in Grand Rapids will be at 6pm at the Celebration Cinema. You can view the schedule and get more information right here on the Grand Rapids Film Festival website.

The screening in Phoenix will be at 7pm at the Fiesta Resort in the Fiesta Ballroom. You can get more information on a Day Pass and even a chance to win a free iPad at the Phoenix Film Festival website.

Also, at the Phoenix Film Festival will be Director Tracy J Trost, myself (Joe Jestus), and Muse Watson. Muse who plays Mike Franks on NCIS and plays Sam in A Christmas Snow will be signing autographs at the Destiny Image booth from 4 – 6pm before the screening and Director Tracy J Trost will be conducting a Q & A following the screening.

If you’re in the Grand Rapids or Phoenix areas be sure to get your tickets early and stop by to say, “Hi” and see A Christmas Snow before it hits store on October 8th. We would love to see you!

The A Christmas Snow Novel

Here it is your first chance to see the finished A Christmas Snow Novel written by best-selling author Jim Stovall. We are honored to have Jim pen the novelization of our film and it is with great pleasure that we share the first look with you! We are also happy to share that the A Christmas Snow Novel will be available earlier than expected through Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.

You’ll be able to pick up your own copy of the A Christmas Snow Novel from the front table of any Barnes & Noble store starting September 7th. The Novel will be featured on the front table at Barnes & Noble for the month of September before moving to the Holiday and Inspirational sections.

Not only did the story contained in the book turn out fantastic, but you really need to make a point to pick this book up in your own hands as our publisher Destiny Image did a terrific job with the production of the book itself. I know I have never before said that a book felt good, but the special satin finish on the Novel really makes you want to hold it and read it, I guess that’s a good thing!

The great thing about the Novel as well is that Jim is able to delve deeper into the characters and story than we were able to in the film, so even if you’ve seen the film, you’ll want to experience the story all over again in Novel form.

So make sure to hit your local Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, September 7th to get your own copy of the A Christmas Snow Novel. It is sure to be a Christmas favorite of yours for years to come.

Make sure you remember that the DVD will be available on October 8th at stores everywhere along with the book Restored – 11 Gifts to a Complete Life written by Tracy J Trost that follows Sam’s Journey. The movie stars Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Anthony Tyler Quinn, and Cameron ten Napel.

Recap of the 2nd Public Screening at ICRS

Catherine Mary Stewart on the Big Screen at ICRS

First off, I want to thank the hundreds of ICRS attendees who came by Tuesday night to see the 2nd Public Screening of A Christmas Snow starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Cameron ten Napel, and Anthony Tyler Quinn. It was great to see you all there and to watch the film with you.

For Tracy J Trost the director of the film and myself it was an interesting time. We are proud of the work that everyone did in making A Christmas Snow. The cast and crew were incredible and they have worked together to make a wonderful and heartwarming family Christmas film. At the same time, it’s always a bit nerve racking to share it with others. The big difference at ICRS too, was that it was screening for the first time to people who really weren’t connected to us or the project in any way. Our first screening was with the crew, family, friends, and fans of the cast and while it’s always good to get great reviews from those groups you still wonder what a crowd of strangers would say.

With that said, Tracy took the stage, loosened up the crowd a little, gave away a screener copy, and then the lights went down. The movie started and it looked amazing on the big screen, a testament to the thousands of hours of work the crew put into making it. I probably watched the crowd more than the film and as time passed, the laughs started, and to our surprise even more laughs. The audience laughed more than at our first screening, we were relieved.

If you were following us on twitter at: twitter.com/TMPics you would have gotten the update about whether or not I should tell them the tears will start soon. I didn’t tell them… and they started. I watched as person after person began to wipe tears from their eyes as the movie came to a close. It was an incredible feeling and such a wonderful experience. I wish you could have all been there.

For us at Trost Moving Pictures our goal is simple, I’m looking forward to the emails, tweets, posts, and letters from those who have seen A Christmas Snow and were so moved, that this Christmas they contacted their mom, dad, daughter, son, brother, sister, or whoever and made an effort to restore a relationship that was previously lost. It’s not about sales or charts (although those can be nice), for us… for me… my number one goal is a book of stories, of lives changed and families, friends, and relationships restored. I hope you will join with us on this adventure and I thank you for coming with us already so far.

With hope for a Very Merry Christmas,

Joe Jestus – Trost Moving Pictures

Screening A Christmas Snow… Again!

I’m writing this post from 20,000 feet in the air on Southwest Airlines Flight #455, so where are we headed now?

Co-writer and Director Tracy J Trost and myself are headed to the 2010 ICRS in St. Louis, MO where we will be screening “A Christmas Snow” for the second time publicly. The first screening at the Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival in North Carolina at the beginning of the month was a huge success. But now we’ve tweaked the film a bit more and we’re hoping for another great reception at the International Christian Retailers Show later today.

It’s always a bit nerve racking, as you never know how your film will be received but based on the reviews we’ve already received from those who have seen it, we’re confident that we have an entertaining and inspiring film.

And that’s our goal here at Trost Moving Pictures, to entertain and inspire audiences with our family friendly films and we hope “A Christmas Snow” will be doing that for years to come as families add it to their Christmas movie favorites list.

Stay tuned on facebook at: facebook.com/aChristmasSnow and we’ll let you know how the screening goes.

You can also follow us on twitter at: twitter.com/TMPics

Thanks for your time and support, it’s greatly appreciated!

Joe Jestus – Trost Moving Pictures

Picture: Director Tracy J Trost at the “A Christmas Snow” booth at ICRS

The Crowd Went Wild!

The first public screening of “A Christmas Snow” was a huge success at the Gideon Film Festival in Black Mountain, NC this past weekend.

Thank you to the 250+ people that came out to the screening and stayed for the Q & A with the cast and crew.

The audience cheered, laughed, and cried as the story unfolded and the only complaint we received was that we needed more Kleenexes. After the screening, Catherine Mary Stewart, Muse Watson, Cameron ten Napel, Chad Gundersen, Jason Stafford, and Tracy J Trost answered questions from the audience.

If you didn’t make it to the screening you can still see A Christmas Snow before it’s release on October 8th, be sure to check the event calendar right here on the site.