The Crew on The Lamp

Jim Stovall
Jim Stovall
Executive Producer

Jim Stovall is the author of 15 previous books including the best seller The Ultimate Gift which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin.

He is among the most sought-after motivational and platform speakers anywhere. Despite failing eyesight and eventual blindness, Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for America’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. NTN’s program guide and samples of its broadcast and cable network programming are available at

The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.

Jim Stovall joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles, and four U.S. presidents when he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has appeared on Good Morning America and CNN, and has been featured in Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, and Time magazines. The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. In June 2000, Jim Stovall joined President Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa when he received the International Humanitarian Award.

You can contact Jim via email here.

Tracy J Trost
Tracy J Trost
Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Additional Voices

Award-winning director and visionary Tracy J Trost’s filmmaking technique has rendered him one of the most recognizable independent filmmakers in the industry. The first two films that he co-wrote and directed, Find Me and A Christmas Snow, have won numerous awards including Best Feature, Best Actor, and Best of Festival and have created a wave of audience appreciation and critical acclaim. His follow-up to these instant classics, The Lamp starring Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr, is another masterpiece that highlights his artistic talent and richly-detailed storytelling. He is quickly building the success of his studio Trost Moving Pictures and his career in the director’s chair. 

In addition to filmmaking, Trost has become an established and well-respected author with his second book, Just Believe: 10 Principles of the Message, being released nationwide alongside his film The Lamp in 2011. Just Believe is a companion book to the film and follows the story of the main character Stanley Walters. His first book, Restored: 11 Gifts for a Complete Life, was released nationally in October 2010 and was written as one of the main character’s (Sam’s) journal from his second film, A Christmas Snow.

Trost brings more than 20 years of award-winning television production experience to Trost Moving Pictures that has taken him coast to coast and around the globe. He has directed and produced live events that have been broadcast internationally to more than 200 countries and been attended by hundreds of thousands of people. In November of 2011 he is bringing his first theatrical play to the stage in Branson, Missouri.

Though Trost is building a successful career in filmmaking, television production, and writing, he is well respected in the marketing industry as President/Founder of Trost Consulting.

Through his films, books, shows, and speaking engagements, Tracy desires to inspire people to follow their dreams and take actionable steps to make them a reality.
You can find Tracy on Twitter and Facebook.

Jason Stafford
Jason Stafford
Producer/Additional Scripting/First Assistant Director/Post Production Supervisor

As an accomplished Producer, Production Manager, and First Assistant Director, Jason Stafford brings years of industry experience to virtually every aspect of the production process. Jason has played a vital role on numerous independent feature films, including A Christmas Snow starring Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Weekend at Bernie’s) and Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break, I Know What You Did Last Summer); The Deep Below starring Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars, Deep Impact) and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation); and Christmas Child starring Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) and William R. Moses (Jane Doe).

In addition to feature projects, he has worked in a variety of television genres from Pahappahooey Island, an episodic children’s television series to K-9 Nation, an ESPN reality show, as well as countless national/regional commercial projects servicing clients like Wal-Mart, OERB, Citgo, Ditch Witch, Bushnell, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and AAA Insurance. Stafford’s strong and varied skill set allows him to work fluidly with any production team, a talent that makes him an asset in any production environment. Jason resides in Tulsa with his wife of thirteen years and their three sons.

Randy Stuehm Director of Photography/Editor/Additional Visual Effects/Color Correction
Chris Rose Production Designer/Art Director
Ayumi Moore Costume Designer
Jason Moore Music
Amber Horn Casting
Danielle Aufiero Casting
Carol Cummings Line Producer
Payton Dunham Unit Production Manager
Micah Barnard Second Assistant Director, Extras Casting
Kara Paslay Set Decorator
Nikolai Slimp Lead Man
Andrew Howell "A" Camera Operator
Brian Murie "A" Camera First Assistant
Jon Houde "A" Camera Second Assistant/Additional Photography
P. David Campbell Company Grip/"B" Camera First Assistant
Daniel "Chilis" Cochran Media Manager
Tobra Avery Still Photographer, Extras Casting
Joshua Knoles Script Supervisor
Kabe Cornell Production Sound Mixer
David Stevens Boom Operator
Royce Sharp Additional Boom Operator
Brad Boaz Gaffer
Jimmy Hollingshead Best Boy Electrician
Jeremy Smart Company Electrician
Nate Nelson Key Grip/Dolly
J.T. Graham Best Boy Grip
Joel Nix Company Grip
Brian Boyll Additional Dolly Grip
Greg Price Jib Technician
Tim Paslay Property Master
Beth Sharp Dog Trainer
Judy Staats Hair/Makeup Dept Head
Lexx Staats Key Hair/Makeup
Rene Maloney Additional Hair/Makeup
April Dawn Mary Hair/Makeup Intern
Cami J. Nemanich Key Costumer
Erin Powell Second Second Asst Director, Extras Casting
DP & Associates Accounting Consultant
David Paulson Accounting Consultant
Tammy Swearengin Accounting Consultants
Deana Elkington Production Office Coordinator
Sha'ree Green Assistant Production Coordinator
Mandy Ritzheimer Production Office Intern
Clair Mathis Production Office Intern
Justin Houde Production Office Intern
Jim Wacker Location Manager/Transportation Coordinator
Jess Dezamora Key Set Production Assistant
Victor Pongonis Set Production Assistant/Drivers
Kelsey Smith Set Production Assistant
Tyler "LTS" Smith Set Production Assistant
Faith Uyetake Production Intern
Tabitha Paylor Production Intern
Linda Layman Agency Local Casting
Don Hull Casting Associate
Marlene Jones Extras Casting
Bo Morris Extras Casting
Michael Lantz Construction Carpenter
Mark Abbott Painter
Adrian Slimp Art Production Assistant
Royce Edwards Art Intern
Joe Jestus Producer of Marketing and Publicity, Additional Scripting
Jeff Huston Additional Scripting
Rhonda Boudreaux Unit Publicist
Wes Trost BTS Videographer
Mardelle Thomas Set Teacher
Charlie Vetters Set Medic
George Robbins Security
Trey Munden Stand-ins
Staci Hunley Stand-ins
Stephen Dorshorst Stand-ins
Sandra Stokes Stand-ins
Sharita Bent Stand-ins
Bobby Angel Mr. Gossett's Assistant
Kay Wheeler Chef
Joel Brill Craft Service
Isaac Fogler Transportation Captain
Chris Campbell Drivers
Kelsey Smith Drivers
Joel Birch Drivers
Dawn Miller Script Consultant
Melanie Wistar Script Consultant
Robert Jobe Additional Photography
Craig Trevithick Assistant Editor
Greg Trost Opening Titles/Additional Visual Effects
Lamar Pierce Main Title Design
Daniel Hook Additional Title Design
STEELEHOUSE Visual Effects
Paul Wizikowski VFX Production Manager
Eric Lee Lead VFX Artist
Logan Davis Visual Effects Artist
Nathan Glemboski Visual Effects Artist
Brandon Hix Visual Effects Artist
Mark Keefer, MPSE Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Additional Voices
Rich Allison Foley Editor/Foley Artist
Peter S. Carlstedt Re-Recording Mixer
Trent Bell Recording Engineer
Treena Moore Additional Voices
Chana Keefer, MPSE Additional Voices
Junj Jacob Song Song Recording Engineer
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