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CHRISTMAS RIDE is a new intriguing feature film. My company, Art Promotions, located in Memphis, produced it with the cooperation of Yarbrough Media Productions in TN.  A cast of sixty-eight people…

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New CHRISTMAS RIDE Supernatural Trailer 2016

Here’s a new trailer for PG rated feature film, CHRISTMAS RIDE, a journey of miracles, madness and redemption.  It’s a  Road Trip to Remember! DCP [digital cinema print] ready for theaters.

To book in your cinema, contact producer Karen Francis kfrancis427@gmail.com

ACTORS in this trailer include: BRITTNEY HAM, H T ALTMAN, DUSTIN HIGDON, BRANDON RAY CONNELL, REAGAN BRITT MULLINS, RUSSELL WALDEN,   TIM HAZLERIG, SHELLEY VAN DE VOORT, FRANK DESLAURIERS, JEFF YARBROUGH, T. DENISE NALL, DONNA CHAMNESS,  JOHN LOCKE, HARVEY WALDEN, J D WHITE, PAUL BYRD, SHARON FISHER, DORV ARMOUR, LINDA WILLIS PECKENPAUGH, JEFF MAY, JOHN M WEAVER

The CHRISTMAS RIDE film is produced by Art Promotions with cooperation by Yarbrough Media Productions.  

Additional info:  http://www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide 

http://www.artprofilms.com

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3042886/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

Additional trailers and clips may be found at the http://www.youtube.com/blessings427 channel.

http://kfrancis427.wix.com/christmas-ride-2015

AT THE STATION–A CLIP FROM CHRISTMAS RIDE MOVIE

Clip from CHRISTMAS RIDE:  http://youtu.be/JNmN-kvIRFM

The feature film Christmas Ride is rated PG by MPAA.  A DCP version exists of this full length movie for theatrical distribution. The film is produced by Karen Francis, owner of Art Promotions with cooperation of Yarbrough Media Productions.  More information about the film is at www.artprofilms.com.

Surprising Talents of CHRISTMAS RIDE Cast: Ice Skating

New talents emerged at Mid South Ice House in Olive Branch, Mississippi during the filming of an ice skating scene in CHRISTMAS RIDE, a new PG rated feature film.

Intrepid camera footwork of Jeff Yarbrough was captured as he filmed Brittney Ham, Reagan Britt Mullins, and Russell Walden skating at the Mid South Ice House for the new movie CHRISTMAS RIDE in this Behind the Scene clip.
More to “Like” at www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide
   

The film is awaiting cinema bookings for wider theatrical release.  DCP  available.

CHRISTMAS RIDE Composer Kevin MacLeod Video Interview

Here’s a special video interview about Kevin MacLeod whose music infuses the Academy Award Qualified feature length movie CHRISTMAS RIDE with many memorable melodies:  http://youtu.be/8GiwZOedaeQ?t=2m20s .

Costumes in CHRISTMAS RIDE Movie

Costumes in Christmas Ride

Costumes in Christmas Ride movie.

In the spirit of October as Halloween approaches, here’s a photo of Make Up and Costumes in CHRISTMAS RIDE, the engaging, redemptive “road trip to remember” feature film.   From upper left clockwise, H T Altman, Harvey Walden, Don Brooks, Shelley Van de Voort, the Commandos Kevin Thornton, and Jeremy Yarbrough, Kelsey Chamness, Terry Byrd, and Jeff Ward (center).

Fresh New Website for CHRISTMAS RIDE on Wix

Here’s a fresh website for CHRISTMAS RIDE with new Behind the Scene Photos & Videos on it. http://kfrancis427.wix.com/christmas-ride-2015  Cinemas, contact us to book this fun feature movie in a cinema near you now.

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MPAA Rates CHRISTMAS RIDE PG

Rating from MPAA/CARA

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) studied Christmas Ride and rated it PG, standing for Parental Guidance suggested.  More about this association may be found at mpaa.org .

The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) explains the motion picture industry ratings at their website CARA.org and filmRatings.com.   They maintain a searchable database and Twitter feed announcing the ratings of all films processed to help parents make wise viewing decisions about movies for their children.

Kati Walden as Nicole in CR

Kati Walden as Nicole in CHRISTMAS RIDE

In the ladder of ratings, PG is quite mild, only one step up from  G (for general audiences) in the scale.   After that the rungs of the ladder are PG-13, R, NC-17 indicating higher quantity of adult content less likely to be appropriate for teens or children.

Keri travels with children Josh and April and neighbor Kevin at Christmastime.

Keri travels with children Josh and April and neighbor Kevin in CHRISTMAS RIDE movie.

CHRISTMAS RIDE qualifies as Eligible for Academy Awards Best Picture.

Brittney Ham and H. T. Alman co-star in Christmas Ride.

 

 

Good News About CHRISTMAS RIDE Film

(Memphis, TN)   This new movie, CHRISTMAS RIDE,  is listed in The WRAP among the eligible films for the 2015 Academy Awards.  Here is the link:   http://www.thewrap.com/oscars-announce-323-films-eligible-for-best-picture/  

Christmas Ride also recently was awarded the Dove Seal of Family Approved for Ages 12+.  More about the movie at www.artprofilms.com  and www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide.

CHRISTMAS RIDE qualifies as Eligible for Academy Awards Best Picture.

CHRISTMAS RIDE qualifies as Eligible for 87TH Academy Awards Best Picture.

This film was produced in Tennessee by Art Promotions in cooperation with Yarbrough Media Productions with a cast of 68, forty-five % female.

The CHRISTMAS RIDE movie log line is — After hearing a frightening supernatural warning, a woman takes an urgent road trip south during the Christmas holidays with her two kids and a mysterious neighbor haunted by ghosts from his past. She faces dangerous situations and ultimately she learns a heartbreaking truth which tests the limits of forgiveness.  

DOVE FOUNDATION APPROVES CHRISTMAS RIDE FILM

News Release   Monday, December 8, 2014

From Art Promotions   901 289-4939             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Memphis, TN) Art Promotions is happy to announce Christmas Ride, an Oscar hopeful, was awarded the gold Faith and Family Seal of Approval for ages 12 and older from The Dove Foundation Review Board LAST week.

This means the Foundation believes that the content expressed makes for the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence.   The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products.

Christmas Ride also received the blue Family Seal for the same age groupDove-Seal-FA12+2x2in-300dpi-RGB

Now celebrating its 20th year as an advocate for family values in entertainment, The Dove Foundation works to encourage filmmakers to make clean movies, and to empower families to make wise choices. As a nonprofit, “keeper of the Seal,” free from commercial pressures, The Dove Foundation has built a brand that is recognized by over 50 million Americans.

Here is a link to the Dove Foundation review of Christmas Ride

http://api.dove.org/reviewpopup.asp?Unique_ID=10782

 

The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and may be found online at http://www.dove.org.

CHRISTMAS RIDE is a moving, dramatic 108 minute feature film: The story line is After hearing a supernatural warning, a woman takes an urgent road trip south during the Christmas holidays with her two kids and a mysterious neighbor haunted by ghosts from his past. She faces dangerous situations and ultimately learns a heartbreaking truth which tests the limits of forgiveness.”

Produced by Karen Francis of Art Promotions in cooperation with Yarbrough Media Productions in west TN,  Christmas Ride, starring Brittney Ham and H T Altman with a total cast of 68,  had its first theatrical run in DCP 2K format  at the Music Hall, one of the Laemmle theaters on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA in September, 2014.   This was a week long qualifying run with four screenings a day at a commercial theater.  

More about the film at http://www.artprofilms.com A one minute film TRAILER  is at    http://youtu.be/Av3E6UQSwqg .   See more pictures and LIKE it at www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide  for updates.

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