Aria Appleton is wholly unique in the faith and family genre and made with ours and your kids in mind.  The film is a campy, satirical, quick-witted moral tale, and has six original songs that take us into the self-consumed mind of eleven year old, only child, Aria Appleton, (Introducing: Sara Grace Prejean).

Aria, a trouble-making musical ‘diva,’ is trying desperately to get famous using her talents and utilizing social media technology like video sharing sites to make fun of others, bully, and try to make herself look better. When her negligent single-mom (Actor: 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.

“Aria Appleton shines like the sun was developed by Grafted Studios, inc. and Directed by Nathan D. Myers. A festival-cut of the movie showcased at the Lonestar Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas in November 2016 — a sneak peek of our work.  Following a number of distribution offers in 2018-20 and a return to post production during a very strange 2020 with numerous timeline setbacks due to the pandemic, the film is releasing in 2023 with a soft-launch in April with megachurch Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, TX.    The film will appear in several other screenings this year including an appearance at Content Media Conference 2023.

We’ve gotten great response from girls, boys, Moms, Grandparents, and Dads. Aria Appleton has something for everyone.   And parents and youth leaders love the conversation starter that the film provides to breach several relevant subjects facing kids today.   Please book a screening today by contacting us!



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Notable Cast:  Sara Grace Prejean, Christine Galyean, Sarah Slaughter Hughes, Nathan D. Myers, D’Lytha Myers, Stephen Newton, Julie K. Rhodes,  and more!

Notable Crew:  Director: Nathan D. Myers , Producers: D’Lytha Myers, Jason Davidson, Mollie E. Reeder, Richard Brian Galyean, Danielle Wheeler, Aaron Tritten.   DP: Dean Davis  Supervising Editor:  Mollie Reeder  VFX: Isaac Woodby, Tyler Tritten, and Jasmine Gomez, Sri Vivek Satya

Score:  Reed Sando, and Joseph M. Burton with original songs by Nathan D. Myers.  Post Sound:  Ardiel Media Services, Brett Ariel and Joseph M. Burton Mastering.