Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sam Phillips. Need I say more?

Sam Phillips. A name synonymous with music, legend and forerunner.

He was an amazing man who changed the musical landscape for the world. Still to this day, the music industry bows their head in amazement at his achievement.

Now you can too.

Sam Phillips week is January 3-7, 2005.

Cypress Moon Productions is a sponsor of the event and I can personally say that this event is going to be a week of fun, education and great music. From live music every night to Q and A's from those who knew him to a concert headlined by "The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis, this week offers a glimpse into the genius that was Sam Phillips.

Check out for anything and everything related to Sam Phillips week.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

After party....

Cypress Moon Studios. Home of the holidays. The epicenter for all things festive.

Yes, our Christmas party rocked.

Who knew that a combined team effort between Big River Broadcasting and ourselves could produce such a bad A double s party?

Apparently we did.

Although the final count is not known, our turnout was overwhelming. The characters were abundant and the food and beverage flowed like milk and honey. It was so great to share a great evening with friends and colleagues. Every room/corner/nook/crany looked like Santa had thrown up there. (Yes, this has become one of my favorite new ways to describe extravagant Christmas decorations.) The food was excellent (thank you Local Color Catering!).

So, you may have noticed that our website is somewhat missing. Well, I wish I could tell you why. And hopefully after our super secret CIA covert operation is complete, I will be allowed to release that information to you (but most of it will be blacked out citing our need to protect national security). Stay tuned and check in frequently. We will be back up and running in no time. Fear not, we would not leave you with no entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment, I know something you should all do on March 4, 2006. There is this little party at the Shoals Marriott Convention Center that should be worth looking in to.


Buy your ticket soon or there will be none for you (imagine me saying that in a very authoritative voice; yeah, it scared me too).

Friday, December 16, 2005

Bah Humbug

Ok ok. I'll admit it: I'm not a huge fan of Christmas. For those of you who could not possibly imagine how or why I could not like the holiday, let me go through a short laundry list.

1. Because most homes/stores/restaurants/parks look like Santa threw up there.

We are trying to get the studio ready for a Christmas party and there are decorations everywhere. I have garland in my hair, glitter on my face and annoying Beach Boy Christmas music in my head. Festive? No. Masochistic? Yes.

2. Logistics

I have a large family (my mom's side, my dad's side, my step-family's side). This creates a logistical nightmare for any woman to schedule family get togethers.

3. Did I mention that I had garland in my hair????!!!!!

But on to things not holiday related. There is a lot of buzz about the regional premiere. I hope you, my loyal blog fans, have already or plan to purchase your ticket soon. Sooner than later. Don't they say something like procrastination is the devil's playground? Or is that idle hands? At any rate, it's a bad thing not to go ahead and purchase your ticket(s). They make great Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts!


We are launching a super cool new aspect to our website in the next few weeks that you are all going to want to be a part of. I can't tell you what it is right now. (B/c then I would have to kill you and come on, it's the holidays. Do we really want to add homicide to the list of things we've done wrong this year? I didn't think so.) So keep reading and if you don't shout, pout, cry or do any of that other stuff that ticks Santa off, I'll let you guys in on the secret.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Get Excited

Why should you be excited?

Because, well, number one I said so.


More Importantly


I have an announcement to make.

Cypress Moon Productions will hold the Regional Premiere of the full length feature film, "When I Find the Ocean," on Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the Shoals Marriott Convention Center.

The premiere is being held in conjunction with the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival and will be the closing gala for the event.

The night begins with the red carpet opening at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the announcement of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival award winners. The film presentation of "When I Find the Ocean" will begin at 8:30 followed by entertainment from the architect of rock 'n' roll, Little Richard. A VIP party will be held immediately following the conclusion of the concert for the star cast members, VIP ticket holders and corporate sponsors.

Premiere event tickets are $150. Only 100 VIP passes are available for an additional fee. Limited corporate tables and corporate sponsorships are also available.

"When I Find the Ocean" is a full length feature film shot entirely in the state of Alabama. Set in 1965, the film follows the dream of a little girl (Lily Matland Holly) and her adventure to find the ocean. The film also stars Lee Majors, Diane Ladd, Graham Greene, Bernie Casey, Richard Tyson, Amy Redford, David "Shark" Fralick, George Lindsey, Steve Viall and Pace Stoddard .

Tonya S. Holly is the writer/director/producer of the film. She cannot imagine her first feature film premiering anywhere else besides her home state of Alabama.

"With so many people contributing to the success of my life long dream, I want it to be a night that everyone will remember," said Holly.

"It has been a true journey of the heart.

"When I Find the Ocean" is Holly's first feature film. After 17 years in the film industry, she made the award winning short film , "The Mirror," which premiered at the Shoals Theatre in 2003.

Please call Cypress Moon Studios at 256-381-5745 for additional information or to purchase a ticket.

(Yeah, I'm lazy and copied it directly from the news release. It will probably run in the Times Daily later this week.)

Buy a ticket. Buy a table. Buy a lot of tickets or a lot of tables. Either way, this is going to be an event that you definitley want to be a part of.