Christian Music - Reality - Documentary Television Series Gets Picked Up
Published: Wednesday, January 30th, 2008.
Saylors Brothers Productions has announced they have inked a definitive non exclusive agreement to air 12 episodes of Inspired Ambition, an innovative reality - documentary television series that follows up and coming CCM artist Erica Lane. Inspired Ambition is the brain child of producer/director Kyle Saylors, one half of Saylors Brothers Productions, and serves to highlight the dilemmas, the failures and successes of Lane's quest to break into the Christian music industry.
Today's top Christian music artists, Everlife, Casting Pearls, Michael Tait of DC Talk, Family Force 5 and John Schlitt of Petra, just to name a few, will also share their personal stories of faith and the ups and downs of the music business. The premier episode will air on JCTV at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23. For local listings please visit www.jctv.org.
In making the announcement, Lane says, "Anyone who dreams of doing something big can live it out with me- the good, the bad, the heartbreaking moments, the whole adventure. The idea of inspiring others through this experience is thrilling, and it gives me even more of a reason to press on no matter what."
The creative team behind the camera, Kyle and Kenny Saylors of Saylors Brothers Productions, have produced or directed over 12 years of national music videos, animations, motion pictures, television shows and documentaries. Most recently they finished Hollywood on Fire, a documentary detailing the rise of faith in the entertainment industry. They were nominated for a GMA Dove Award for Israel and New Breed: Live From Another Level (Sony/Integrity/Epic). They have produced projects around the world, highlighting the trials of North Korean refugees in Kimjongilia (2008) with Producer Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) to the exclusive on the designers of Ferrari, Phil Roman (producer of The Simpsons), NFL's Priest Holmes, NBC Sports, PAX, BET, MTV, FOX, TBN, Red Bull, Motorola, PBR and many more. Their projects were also featured on MTV's Most Expensive Music Videos, Time Magazine, and Newsweek.
The brothers directed and produced the Moondance International Film Festival and gala, with special guests George Lopez, Phyllis Diller, Roger Mayer (former head of MGM) and more. Kyle and Kenny are also producing Facing the Fat, a documentary that follows the world's longest food fast for 55 days. The Saylors brothers enjoy creating projects that inspire a sense of fascination and insight. http://www.myspace.com/saylorsbrothers
On the rise, Erica Lane earned her position in the mix of CCM artists when she was named one of the top five winners of the Artist Ovation Competition and performed at the Lifelight Festival in Sioux Falls, SD. This is documented in the third episode of Inspired Ambition; as Lane performs on the Souled Out stage in competition with 4 other bands for a national record deal (you'll have to watch to see if she wins). Lane goes on the road performing, documenting her personal development not only in her music but her faith.
Lane's most comprehensive release to date, Saved Tonight, is an inspirational and enchanting work of original material and traditional Christmas music. The title song was visualized into a music video and went into rotation on JCTV. Her debut release, Beautiful City, showcases her powerful vocals and is setting new boundaries through lyrics and music.
Sourced by Evans Kingsley