CHILDSTAR

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CHILDSTAR

Don McKellar
CAN, 2004
Fiction, 97min, OF

CHILDSTAR

Don McKellar
CAN, 2004
Fiction, 97min, OF

Cast: 
Don McKellar
Rick Schiller
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Suzanne Burnbaum
Mark Rendall
Taylor Brandon Burns
Kristin Adams
Nathalie Alexis
Brendan Fehr
Chip Metzger
Eric Stoltz
Fresno Burnbaum
Gil Bellows
Isaac Fitzpatrick
Alan Thicke
J.R. Robinson
Dave Foley
Philip Templeman
Screenplay: 
Michael Goldbach
Don McKellar
Sound: 
Rob Fletcher
Camera: 
André Turpin
Editor: 
Reginald Harkema
Composer: 
Christopher Dedrick
Decoration: 
John Dondertman
Costume: 
Debra Hanson

Production: 
Rhombus Media Inc. 99 Spadina Ave. #600 Toronto, ON M5V 3P8, Kanada T 416 971 78 56 rhombus@rhombusmedia.com
World Sales: 
America Video Films S.A. Via España 122, Panama City, Panama T 11 478 790 98, america@americavideofilms.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Childstar begins as US sitcom star Taylor Brandon Burns arrives in Toronto to play the role of the Presidents son in a television series to be shot in Canada. Accompanied by his savvy divorced mother and business manager, they are picked up at the airport by experimental filmmaker Rick Schiller, so naïve at his job that he holds up a sign with the young stars name. Through circumstances well under his control, Rick ends up bedding Mom, becoming Taylors legal guardian and teacher, and taking on far more responsibility that the usual limo driver. Many Toronto in-jokes ensue, as Childstar charts two awakenings, those of both Taylor and Rick, while delighting in the traditional pleasures provided by a film about filmmaking. (Mark Peranson)