Well, to recap, Torry Martin and friends have been looking for a “Princess” to star in their next movie called “The Christmas Star”, which centers around a small-town theater, coincidentally named “The Princess”.
The group heard about our Princess through Muse Watson, who never misses a chance to spread the Princess gospel wherever he goes, about “the dream” and Roane County.
Here is just a taste of the “The Christmas Star” story treatment:
“Harriman, Tennessee had everything a small Southern town should have: a good diner... friendly neighbors... and big news the whole town could gossip about. At the center of the buzz was The Princess Theater... a gilded Lady whose velvet curtains hid a silver screen - and a world of dreams. For decades, The Princess was the heart of Harriman's social life, but somewhere along the way the world passed The Princess by. Finally, her bright lights dimmed, and she closed her doors for good. That is, until the day Grady Garrett came back home."
Marshal Younger has written more than 100 episodes of Focus on the Family’s audio drama “Adventures in Odyssey”. He is also the author of the children’s book series, Kidsboro. He has written two produced screenplays, “A Greater Yes”, and “Meant to Be”, both from PureFlix Entertainment. He currently lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and four children.
It will be so good for our community area. It will get our “dream” out there for others to know and maybe encourage them to help us along. “The Dream”, as Muse and Gary began it, will (sort of) be incorporated into the story line.
Kyle Saylors, is Erica's husband and he owns a production company with his brother Kenny called Saylors Entertainment. Their company has recently had a new series for red Bull picked up that features interviews with several top NFL players and will be airing on FOX Sports on Saturday nights all through football season. They also produced the award-winning documentary "Kimjongilia" that was featured on Fox News and was a hit at Sundance.
The group loved the Princess and think that it would not only be perfect for the film but that it would also be perfect for hosting a variety of concerts and events. (Maybe even an Erica Lane concert perhaps?) Hmmmm.
Gary Baker and I met with the group and enjoyed watching Andrew eat his first American country cooking at the Cracker Barrel. He loved his dumplings, greens, and pinto beans with cornbread. I told him that’s what we all eat around here!
The group seems well formed for success, and is now off to do more writing, planning, talking, networking, and praying about their project. I told them that the Princess Foundation, and the whole Harriman area, is behind this project, and that we (you and I) will do all we can to make it happen here.
They will be looking for downtown shooting locations, talking to many of you, and hoping some of you, and/or your vintage cars, might like to be in their movie. Please offer them your best hospitality!
For now, let’s keep a good thought, and “dream” about the possibly of this movie coming here to film!
Hurry back soon guys!