“Aria Appleton shines like the sun“ is a feature film, developed by Grafted Studios, inc. and directed by Nathan D. Myers. Post Production will be complete in November 2016, and though the film will screen at the Lonestar Film Festival in Fort Worth, it’s only showcasing, not competing. The film is, however, expected to ‘release’ sometime in 2017. The film has been nominated for Best Director of a Feature and Best Lead Actress in a Feature at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando Florida and will screen on Friday, May 5th. Please visit our Press Room page for more news and our Facebook blog.
UNIQUE FAMILY FARE
Aria Appleton is wholly unique in the faith and family genre. The film is campy, hilarious, quick-witted, and has six original songs that take us into the self-consumed mind of eleven year old, only child, Aria Appleton, (Sara Grace Prejean).
Aria, a trouble-making musical ‘diva,’ is trying desperately to get famous using her talents and utilizing technology like Youtube to make fun of others, bully, and try to make herself look better. When her negligent single-mom (Sara Slaughter Hughes) leaves town on a “business” cruise, Aria’s only option for temporary housing is to stay with an eccentric, home school family down the street who, ironically, are often the brunt of her bullying & jokes. After a lengthy stay with the Battlefields (who have six, internationally adopted children), Aria feels like a fish-out-of-water, AND following a madcap romp, a domino-effect of humorous, unintended consequences unfolds forcing Aria to face the music, admit to her manipulations and turn over a new leaf.
CAST AND CREW
Notable Crew: Director: , Producers: D’Lytha Myers, Jason Davidson, Mollie E. Reeder, Richard Brian Galyean, Danielle Wheeler, Aaron Tritten. DP: Dean Davis Supervising Editor: Mollie Reeder Composer: Nathan Whitehead VFX: Isaac Woodby, Tyler Tritten, and Jasmine Gomez Post Sound: Ariel Media Services, Brett Ardiel.