Posted by Joe Jestus at 10:45 am
June 28, 2010
Trost Moving Pictures Publicity
Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux
Tulsa, OK ~ Trost Moving Pictures (TMP) announces their partnership with the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network (NTN), a leader in making television programming and movies accessible to the nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Consumers have benefited from NTN for over 22 years, enabling the blind and visually impaired to follow television programs and movies by providing description between existing dialogue, which gives access to the visual elements of the program. Tracy J Trost, TMP lead visionary and director of A Christmas Snow, has partnered with Jim Stovall, Co-Founder and President of NTN, for the sole purpose of providing entertaining and inspiring books and movies to audiences everywhere including the visually impaired.
Jim Stovall is co-executive producer of A Christmas Snow, so it made perfect sense for TMP to partner with him and the Narrative Television Network. The A Christmas Snow DVD menu will offer an alternate audio track so that blind and visually impaired audiences can enjoy the film as well.
“The choices for descriptive audio movies are very small,” says Trost, “but thanks to Narrative Television Network, the library is growing. We’re excited to have A Christmas Snow be a part of the NTN library. I think it is important for content creators to understand that there is a large audience that would love to enjoy their content if they could. Everyone loves to watch movies. Even the visually impaired. With NTN’s ‘Narrative for the Blind’ they can enjoy the same great movies and television that the seeing can.”
Director Tracy J Trost is a visionary who continues to challenge the industry’s status quo, yet successfully building a film career working outside the conventional big budget studios. His approach to filmmaking is led by his desire to tell a compelling story based on real details of everyday life with the hope that audiences walk away genuinely touched by the outcome. A Christmas Snow is a complete package filled with love, emotions, faith, and humor mixed with redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
Narrative Television Network makes television, home videos, and movies accessible to blind and visually impaired people and their families by unobtrusively adding the voice of a narrator to the existing programming sound track, without interfering with any of the original audio or video. This programming is also available worldwide on the Internet via their web site at www.narrativetv.com. The programming is available free-of-charge, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.
For more information on Jim Stovall – www.JimStovall.com and Narrative Television Network -www.narrativetv.com.
To view the A Christmas Snow trailer: www.AChristmasSnow.com
For Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart), Christmas has always been an unwelcomed 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?
Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Weekend at Bernie’s, Night of the Comet, over 42 films), Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break, CSI, over 62 films), Anthony Tyler Quinn (No Greater Love, The Mentalist, House, Cold Case, Boy Meets World), and newcomer 10 year old Cameron ten Napel (Super, Pink, Barney and Friends).
Director Tracy J Trost, (award-winning director of documentaries and film); producer Chad Gundersen (Midnight Clear, Like Dandelion Dust, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry); co-executive producer and author of A Christmas Snow the novel, Emmy Award-winner Jim Stovall, author of the book which was the basis for the top selling Christmas and family film of 2009, The Ultimate Gift (Starring: James Garner, Abigail Breslin, and Brian Dennehy). Stovall is Co-Founder and President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families.
A Christmas Snow, the film and novel, will be available to purchase online and in stores October 8, 2010. Inspired by the film, the story-based study book Restored, written by Tracy J Trost, will hit stores to coincide with the release of A Christmas Snow and the original feature film soundtrack nationwide October 8, 2010. Music produced by award-winning composer and producer Bryan Popin, Little Boy Wonder Music.
The novel based on A Christmas Snow and Restored will be released through Destiny Image Publishers and A Christmas Snow the film will be released through Destiny Image Films nationwide. This marks their first foray into DVD distribution. Destiny Image Publishers has previously published such bestselling authors as T.D. Jakes, Myles Munroe, and Tommy Tenney.
Cast and Crew are available for interviews. Media/press please email for a screener.