MEET THE MUSICIANS OF CR: KARI FLESKES

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Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Tammy King plays a TV reporter in a riveting scene from the feature ‪#‎film‬ CHRISTMAS RIDE. The movie is rated PG by MPAA.

Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE

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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NATIONAL TEEN DRIVE SAFETY WEEK IN OCTOBER

FREE. Safe Driving is one of the themes in the CHRISTMAS RIDE movie. National Teen Drive Safety Week is coming up Oct. 19-25. AAA is offering a free Teen Membership to young drivers who’ve earned Learner’s Permits. Learn more:http://teendriving.aaa.com/TN/

Who is at the wheel in your life?

Who is at the wheel in your life?

And the Greatest of These is . . .

Photo of Brittney Ham, Shelley Van de Voort and Frank DesLauriers in a thought-provoking scene from the CHRISTMAS RIDE film.  GreatestofTheseis

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.  

New Posters for Christmas Ride

These are some of the newer posters for Christmas Ride now.  Would love your thoughts this week.  Try the Poll.

A Christmas Ride Poster (Sepia)

Brittney Ham as Keri

MEET THE MUSICIANS OF CR: KARI FLESKES

In addition to composing and singing several  songs in the new film, CHRISTMAS RIDE, Kari Fleskes plays a role of the adult April.   So happy to have her many talents, along with those of over sixty more, involved in this production.–Karen Francis, producer   

Songwriting is my favorite kind of creative art. Lyrics have been a passion since I wrote my first song at age eight. In the last few years, my original music has won several online competitions, including Yobi TV’s Singer/Songwriter of the Year in 2011. My songs have also been awarded several gold medals for Best Original Song, Favorite Artist Award, Best Female Songwriter, among other web-based awards. You can listen to some of my music at reverbnation.com/karifleskes and you can follow me onfacebook.com/karifleskesmusic   Image

For work, though, I make jewelry, and I love it so much! My business, Kari Fleskes Jewelry, specializes in couture jewelry, all made delicately by hand with new and up-cycled materials. Each item is unique to the owner, truely one of a kind. Kari Fleskes Jewelry also has a “Design Your Own” aspect that allows the customer the ability to participate in the design process of their handmade jewelry. I love this aspect for special gifts or occasions! And it’s a lot of fun. My designs have been featured in showcases, runways, magazines, film, art shows, and many local photoshoots and other creative projects. I was so honored to be selected as Memphis’s Belle Award’s Designer of the Year for 2012 and I make all types of jewelry ranging from sterling silver wire sculptures to vintage reworked fashion jewelry. You can view some of my designs at karifleskes.weebly.com

In addition to the jewelry and music, I am also a portrait artist. To see samples of all my work, visit my Facebook page:facebook.com/karifleskesartist Sign the guestbook or “like” the page and keep in touch with me!

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Visit this website to see the trailer for Christmas Ride: http://kfrancis427.wix.com/christmasride

Meet Christmas Ride Cast: KELSEY CHAMNESS

My name is Kelsey Chamness and I am 16 years old. I became interested in acting at a young age, but I only began to pursue acting as a career choice a few years ago. I am from Hughes, Arkansas, a small town west of the Mississippi River. I began my career by attending John Casablanca’s Modeling and Acting Career Center in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from the center, I began attending acting classes and workshops. Big shout out to acting coach Forrest Pruett at Indie Acting!

   I modeled in the 2012 Revolutionary Runway in Memphis, Tn. displaying Art and Fashion, organized by Jad Davis. I portrayed Cyndi Lauper in Film Fashion at the 2012 FuelFilm Memphis Expo. My acting experiences include roles in independent films: Julie in the film Muscadine Wine, directed by Muck Sticky and produced by Smooth Journey Productions. I made my debut as a zombie in Whispers in the Dark, produced by Mason Studios. I make a brief appearance as a reporter in The Last Earth Girl went to Space to Find God, produced by Cellardoor Cinema, which is still in production, as well as the Red Enigma film Ghost Files: Blood Countess, written by Brittney Nichole Williams where I will portray Stephanie Brewer. I will be playing a waitress in the up-and-coming series Battered Wives, arranged by Robin Cooper the founder of the Exodus Foundation. Also, I am a participant in Christmas Traditions around the World in the feature film, Christmas Ride. All of these productions have or will take place in the greater Memphis area.

  In the feature film Christmas Ride, I explain the custom of the Swedish during Christmas, the tradition of Santa Lucia and how the community comes together to celebrate. This scene was my biggest challenge in the production. I had to wear candles on top of my head while I talked about the tradition. It was also a lot of fun and educational as well. I realized that being an actress involves more than just acting. It takes a lot of work! I did research on my character to ensure that I could make a good presentation.

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  My personal career goal is to be a renowned actress in film and television. I also think that I would like to do voice-overs. Tom Kenny makes it look like so much fun. He is a big inspiration when it comes to voice-overs. He does so many different voices; I don’t know how he keeps all of them with the correct characters.

  Knowing is one of my favorite movies and I really enjoyed the new Three Stooges movie. I love to laugh and just be happy. I will see you at the movies!