Becoming a super model seemed like it just wasn't in the cards for former IMG fashion model Cristen Elmore. The globetrotting beauty lived in Paris, Milan, London, and NY. She was seen in the pages of Vogue, appeared in films, TV commercials, countless editorial ads, and runway shows. However, Cristen landed back home in Pennsylvania when times got tough in modeling, which she chalked up to being much too young to handle the very grown up world of the modeling industry.
Cristen forged through some very lean times. Armed with a fistful of determination, talent, and not much else, Cristen was driven for a second chance at success, but this time in the music business. Her determination and resilience can be traced back to her roots growing up in a military family. She was born in Virginia, but traveled with her family where she was raised in Scotland, before settling in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania as a teen, where she still has a home.
A talented singer and lyricist, Cristen turned to ET (Eric Todd), a songwriter, producer, and music biz entrepreneur, who had his own share of false starts with bad record deals and a near miss writing collaboration with the "son of a Beatle", Julian Lennon, when just in his teens. ET's family owned restaurants in the Poconos, where he cut his teeth in the business world. Determined as well, he always believed that success was just around the corner. He is an innovator and artistic visionary who's day has come.
The two became inseparable as writers and music biz partners. They wrote and produced several demos and discovered a potential single in the song, "Tilt", a whimsical tune that sounds like a 70's Coke commercial as if directed by Tim Burton. A Nashville publisher, Bob Dellaposta was quoted as saying, "Tilt could have been written by the Beatles". Some high praise from the industry, but fans are reacting to Blufrost as well, from all walks of life and from around the world including Japan, Israel, the EU, the UK, Brazil, Australia, Russia, and even China.
Blufrost is taking aim at the music world with a laser like precision. Based in Bethlehem, PA but reaching out to the world through the web, they are using music videos and social media to spread the Blufrost gospel. ET is also developing licensing opportunities in film, TV, and video gaming, and is forging new paths in the music publishing division of EtherWax Music Group, a growth market of the music industry, through the discovery of new music acts. Additionally, he is fielding offers for Cristen's re-energized modeling work. Maybe Cristen just might become a super model yet!
Editors Notes: A video that began as a college collaboration and through a few hurdles became a great project to join my portfolio. Here is to a new year and to everyones future!