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Homeschool Filmmakers Become Songsters for Their First Movie

Contact: George Escobar, 540-751-0518

MEDIA ADVISORY, October 23 /Standard Newswire/ -- Multi-talented filmmakers from Advent Film Group (AFG) and The Emmons Sisters joined forces to release a new CD of original songs especially recorded for "Come What May," the first movie from AFG. The group, The Ivy Street Band, spent nineteen days of intense song writing, rehearsing, and recording to complete their inaugural album.

"It was amazing for all of us to hole up at our house and play music for as much as sixteen hours a day. We've now all officially bonded," exclaims Christina Emmons (lead vocals and guitar). Christina previously served as makeup assistant and slate for AFG.

The band includes Austin Kearney (guitar-percussion) and Victoria Emmons (Mandolin-Banjo-Vocals), the lead actors for "Come What May," now in post-production. They were joined by AFG sound mixer, Jeremy Clayton (Piano-Lead Vocals-Harmonica), Stephanie Emmons (violin-vocals), and Natalie Emmons (bass-vocals).

CD samples and sales are available from the website:

Ex-Discovery executive and AFI producing fellow, George Escobar launched AFG to train students who will one day direct big-budget films with moral integrity.

"What I didn't expect was to launch a singing group," Escobar quipped. "These students are incredibly talented. They are equally at ease in a soundstage or a recording studio. More importantly they are committed to changing culture for Christ."

The Emmons Sisters have performed at hundreds of venues since their first appearance at the 2002 Grants Pass Concerts in the Park. The sisters write their own bluegrass gospel music and have had their original songs in over 90 episodes of television shows on four different networks shown worldwide.

Austin Kearney, playing lead in his first movie role and recording his first album, is a nationally ranked NCFCA debater. Jeremy Clayton, after attending the Bob Jones University film program is in pre-production for his own film, following his first feature length production training with AFG.

Advent's goal of rebuilding culture for Christ using an army of homeschoolers has begun in earnest. AFG is bringing Cinema Workshops at various homeschool state conferences in 2008. AFG is offering top treatment authors competing at the 2007 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) the opportunity to have their treatment developed into an AFG feature film production in 2008.

About AFG

Advent Film Group is a film company founded in 2007 by Christian filmmakers. It champions the mission and vision of Patrick Henry College and other like-minded organizations to shape culture through media. Visit