Arise & Shine Arts and Entertainment (ASAE) Ministries is led by husband-and-wife team Eric and Jill Bugbee, each with over 25 years experience in walking with the Lord, and over 30 years combined experience in business and project management/development, and TV/film production. It is their heart to encourage fellow artists/creatives to grow in the both the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit as integrated into their craft and calling to impact culture for God’s glory. ASAE Ministries is covered under the Apostolic network of Global Awakening based in Harrisburg, PA and Revival Cry Ministries based in Belgrade, MT. Personally, Eric and Jill are marketplace ministers under Harvest International Ministries (HIM) based in Los Angeles, CA - an apostolic network of over 25,000 churches and ministries across 65 nations.
Along with raising two beautiful children, Eric and Jill work together and since 2004 have currently owned/operated Blue Trail Productions based in Allentown PA, having produced over 250 corporate video productions ranging from commercials, documentaries, company profiles and live events. From non-profit organizations to small businesses and large companies like Walmart, Hershey’s and Kleenex, they have provided a wide range of productions that have made an impact. Another part of the company, Blue Trail Entertainment Inc. is developing, producing and distributing quality Christ-centered feature films and documentaries with excellent production value, which aim to reveal God’s love. They seek the Holy Spirit’s creative inspiration and anointing to develop stories that not only resonate with believers, but relevant enough to reach the lost for Jesus. They work closely with experienced and award-winning professionals in the arts and entertainment industry based in Los Angeles and New York, and aspire to continually expand their network.
Eric and Jill wrote, developed and executive-produced “HEROES OF DIRT” (PG13), a 98-minute independent feature length action sports/drama movie released theatrically starting Sept. 4, 2015 in 60 U.S. markets via Cinemark, Carmike and independent theaters, and is now available domestically on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD digital platforms, and for sale internationally. Heroes of Dirt was named among the 2015 Top 75 Fall Movies to Watch by New York Magazine / Vulture.com, listed along films such as The Martian, Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 2, Spectre, and Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. The first BMX movie in 30 years is about a self-focused BMX dirt rider who aspires to become the next stunt champion and is forced to mentor a troubled teen. The main scripture theme explored is “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends” (John 15:13 NIV). Filming of the seven-year project primarily took place in Pennsylvania cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Catasauqua, and it’s the first movie out of the Lehigh Valley, PA region that hit mainstream. The Dove-rated “family-approved” film obtained promotion partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, X Games and USA BMX. It received great audience ratings and positive critical review on Rotten Tomatoes as “combining the best elements of Hollywood and arthouse films: equally tender, heartwarming, relatable and inspirational while remaining a captivating, exhilarating and thrilling experience.”
On Heroes of Dirt, Eric served as director, main screenwriter, executive producer, editor and sound mixer, whereas Jill served as producer, co-screenwriter, unit production manager, line producer, co-editor, marketing director and executive producer. She is also a passionate songwriter with over 100 song compilations in contemporary Christian music. They are blessed and grateful for the many men and women who have supported and worked with them through the years.