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‘we’re all in a prison, if we allow that’

“Singer-songwriter Steve Griggs wears his hair long. It’s not because he’s an ‘outlaw’ country artist; his hair reflects his Cherokee heritage.

“‘Long hair allows you to sense your surroundings more than short hair,’ he explained, adding that the influence of his Cherokee grandmother — his dad’s mother — is among his primary influences. How Native Americans comb, braid, tie, and color their hair all has significance. Often, the length has spiritual connotations, too; it does for Steve, who’s part of the lineup for the March 1 Floresville Opry…

“She (Elsie Houston) admires his (Steve Griggs) humility, and the way he stops to help others along the way.

“The two were asked recently to be part of a pilot film project, ‘Forward,’ about homeless veterans.

“The project touched them deeply, as both hold great admiration for our nation’s military. Steve’s father, a highly decorated Navy veteran, served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Steve’s two older brothers served in Vietnam.

“Steve and Elsie recently returned from the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards in Nashville, where Steve was nominated for Best Outlaw Male Artist.

“His album, ‘Fort Worth to Bakersfield,’ is an Academy of Western Artists nominee for ‘Pure Country Album.'”

Opry artist talks music, faith, freedom
By Nannette Kilbey-Smith
Wilson County News
2018-02-21

Excerpts from the article posted on Wilson County News website. See the full article at:
https://www.wilsoncountynews.com/news/2018-02-21/South_Texas_Living/were_all_in_a_prison_if_we_allow_that.html
Title and Article: Copyright 2016-2018, Wilson County News, All Rights Reserved

Steve Griggs performing "Moving Forward."
Steve Griggs performing “Moving Forward.”

From Antonio Edward, Executive Producer of F O R W A R D: We met Steve Griggs and Elsie Houston at the Shiz Annual Red Carpet Event 2017 (SARCE 2017). Velia Dana, a good friend of theirs, invited them to our red carpet event. Since then, we wanted Steve Griggs to be our star singer in a movie we were producing called 8 Bucks. While we are still getting funds for the 8 Bucks production, I asked both Steve and Elsie to be in the F O R W A R D Series Concept Trailer. I did not know this until the day of the shoot, but they just got off the plane that Saturday morning (January 06, 2018), drove from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Buda, TX which is a 4 hour drive, wrote an original song “Moving Forward,” and performed it for us for the rolling credits of our trailer. You can see an edited version of the song at the end of the trailer here.

“Moving Forward”
Written by Steve Griggs
Co-written by Elsie Houston
Performed by Steve Griggs
Courtesy: Raincrow Records
Publisher: Kituwah Publishing
Registered: Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI)

Steve is producing a new album featuring this song. We will post the link to the album here on this site and on our Facebook Page as soon as it is available. Thank you Steve Griggs and Elsie Houston for being part of our project. We really appreciate the hard work and endurance after your long flight, as well as the inclusion of your song onto your next album. We cannot wait! And we will be calling you back in future productions. Thank you Velia Dana for introducing us.

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F O R W A R D: The Rise…

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Evolution…It’s In Our DNA.
Make The Choice To Make The Journey.

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Download Trailer Video


The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – MP4 HD 1080p 5.1 Surround (version 3.0)

F O R W A R D: The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer
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Size: 604 MB
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The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – WMV UHD 4K 5.1 Surround (version 3.0)

F O R W A R D: The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer
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The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – MP4 HD 1080p 5.1 Surround (version 2.8)

F O R W A R D: The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer
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The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – WMV UHD 4K 5.1 Surround (version 2.8)

F O R W A R D: The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer
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The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – 640x Square for Instagram

F O R W A R D: The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer
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The Rise of the Phoenix proof of concept trailer – DCP UHD Scope 4K 5.1 Surround (version 3.1)

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Credits

F O R W A R D
The Rise of the Phoenix
Proof of Concept Series Trailer

Created, Written & Directed by
Serenity A. Edward

Executive Producers
Serenity A. Edward
Antonio TwizShiz Edward
Robin Koska

“Moving Forward”
Written by Steve Griggs
Co-written by Elsie Houston
Performed by Steve Griggs
Courtesy: Raincrow Records
Publisher: Kituwah Publishing
Registered: Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI)

Cast

Delia Richards
Ammie Leonards

FBI Captain Dennis Bynum
Christopher L. Winbush

FBI Agent Tanya Walker
Fontessa E. Booker

Joseph Myles
Dez Williams

Hanson
Drew Law

Dr. Richard Arnold
Tom Procida

Robert Turner
Woody Wilson Hall

Tene Richards
Sharon D. Bailey

Marlena Richards-Townsend
Nhayah Goode

Teresa Durham
Courtney Elliott

MI5 Agent Sheila Grace
Wiktoria Wabnyc

Deidre
Annette Nunnally

Dexter
Steven Simmons

David Hayes
Michael Hall

Sheryl Hayes
L. Rene’e Hall

Guitar Singer
Steve Griggs

Homeless Woman
Elsie Houston

Homeless Woman
Velia Dana

Homeless Child
Emma Anderson

Homeless Child
Ava Sepaugh

Homeless Father
Stephen Sepaugh

Homeless Teenager
Dezerea Williams

FBI Agent
Blazena Kovalikova

Crew

Technical Director
Post-Production Manager
Antonio TwizShiz Edward

Director of Photography
Robert T. McDorman

Sound Engineer
Cinematographer
John P. Rachwitz

Location Manager
Producer
Christopher Joseph Knight

Set Photographers
Kim Anderson
Bella Koska

Assistant Director
Producer
Ariel Koska

2nd Unit Director
Location Scouter
Kerry-Ann Z. Frazier

2nd Unit Assistant Director
Daryl Frazier

Second Unit Cinematographer
Jonathan Mayberry

Thanks to…

Allstate Insurance Agent: John Murphy
Austin TX
and Jay Harez
for office location

Kerry-Ann Z. Frazier
and Daryl Frazier
for home office location

Lolita Gilmore
for newspaper office location

The Sunshine Cottage Preschool and Development Center
Buda, TX
for parking

Alex`s Paint and Body
San Marcos, TX
for parking

Craft Services
Robin Koska

Production Assistant
Kiara Young

Video Editor
Audio Engineer
Antonio TwizShiz Edward

Thank you Parents
Steve and Julie Sepaugh
Kim Anderson

A production by
Serenity A. Edward

Tech
Produced in 4K 4:4:4 Blackmagic
2.35:1 Cinemascope
5.1 Surround Sound

Shot on January, 06-07, 2018

Post-Production
Shiz Media Studios

A production of
Evolve.Forward.Media Productions, LLC

In association with
Shiz
Ill Tempered Entertainment
CKnight Productions

Evolve.Forward.Media Productions, LLC
Copyright 2015-2018
All Rights Reserved
WGA# 1816196

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@forwardseries

www.forwardseries.com

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Poster Photo Shoot January 13, 2018 by Kim Anderson

“Today is a good day to evolve.” Ammie Leonards, Desmond Williams and Drew Law spent their morning in the 28°F weather taking some awesome photos for the F O R W A R D posters. It was freezing, but these troopers brought their game. So did Kim Anderson of Kim Anderson Productions the photographer, Robin Koska and Ariel Koska.

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Photos from January 6-7, 2018 shoot

Photo shoot of the concept trailer.

Photos by Bella Koska

Photos by Elise Houston

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