News and Articles from Jim Ellis

'Call Workshop' in Pre-Production 

Jim has been named composer and executive producer for the short film, Call Workshop.  The brainchild of author Steve Lang, Call Workshop is the story of a grieving woman who joins a group for entrepreneurs prospecting for new clients by phone.  But, the next call could be her last...

Pre-production meetings begin October 2018 and the film will be shot in the Charlotte, NC area in April 2019.  All calls for cast and crew will be made through normal professional channels and the film's Facebook page.

Jim says, "Call Workshop is the genesis of great things to come from Steve Lang and his team.  I'm proud to be part of that team and hope you will follow our journey.  There are so many great stories to be shared with all of you!" 

In an effort to cross promote all of his projects, Jim regularly posts music, photos and other tidbits on his Instagram and Facebook pages.  Follow and cheer for him and the Call Workshop team!

A portion of the proceeds from Call Workshop will go to Camp4Heroes, a place of tranquility, relaxation, learning and rebuilding for our veterans and first responders; a retreat of life, love, and respect to promote healing.  Camp4Heroes is lead by singer/songwriter John T. Woodall whose recent appearance on Fox News showcased his talents and helped to promote Camp4Heroes.

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Princess Warrior Debut 

Jim will release his film score piece, Princess Warrior, composed for the Red Balloon Project (RBP) on December 9, 2017.  This track follows the stories of heartbreak, fight, and triumph as children with critical illnesses find joy in the smallest things.  The RBP, based in North Carolina, dedicates an entire day to these children who are fighting the most unimaginable illnesses.  Their first princess party launched in early 2017 to tremendous fanfare and success and Jim wanted to find a way to offer his gifts to help in any way possible.

This piece blends Disney playfulness with a regal brass melody fit for any worthy princess!

Watch the Video from Red Balloon Project

Support Red Balloon Project here 

50% of all proceeds from the sale of Princess Warrior will be donated back to the organization.  Thanks for your support!

Jim's Latest Single - Snowfall 

On November 18, Jim releases his debut single, Snowfall.  This piece was composed, arranged, conducted and co-produced by Jim as part of a benefit for Special Olympics.  Snowfall is a piece made for a cold winter day while cuddled up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa. 

Featuring Jim on piano, Snowfall's simple but upbeat and beautiful melody shares musical textures with a string quintet, french horn, english horn and light percussion.

Fan can expect many more easy listening and relaxing tracks from Jim in the near future as well as his film compositions and classical works.  Thanks a million for your support!