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Taylor brandon burns, a conflicted 12 year old TV star fron the U.S., runs away from the set and his problems while shooting a big-budget film in canada. His reluctant limo driver, rick schiller, a down-on-his-luck undie filmmaker is enlisted to find taylor before the childstar destroys himself.


Studio Hart Sharp Video
SKU 40719336
UPC 829567027424
UPC 14 00829567027424
Format DVD
Coming Of Age
Film Directors
Editors Note
Note Canadian actor/director Don McKellar (HIGHWAY 61, EXOTICA, LAST NIGHT) skewers the self-obsessed world of Hollywood celebrity with his wry indie comedy, CHILDSTAR. As the popular star of a top-rated American sitcom, 12-year-old Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall) is a spoiled, world-weary cynic facing the dual pressures of stardom and impending puberty. Sent on location to Toronto, Canada, Taylor suffers a mini-breakdown and runs away from the set, prompting his overbearing show-biz mother, Suzanne (Jennifer Jason Leigh), to enlist the help of their resentful limo driver, Rick Schiller (McKellar), himself a struggling filmmaker. Bolstered by McKellar's trademark low-key humor and emotional complexity, CHILDSTAR is both a gleeful Hollywood satire and a poignant coming-of-age dramedy.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Don McKellar
Mark Rendall
Cast & Crew
Andre Turpin - Cinematographer
Christopher Dedrick - Musical Score
Don McKellar - Actor
Don McKellar - Director
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actor
Jon Dondertman - Production Designer
Kristin Adams - Actor
Mark Rendall - Actor
Michael Goldbach - Writer
Niv Fichman - Producer
Reginald Harkema - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 2742
UPC 00829567027424
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
DVD, Letterbox
Product Attributes
Actor Mckellar,Don
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star ...fetchingly eccentric on all levels.
Ian Mackenzie, Exclaim! A very funny film...
Jason Whyte, eFilmCritic Bitingly funny...
Paul Myers, Georgia Straight ...a benchmark to which future filmmakers can aspire.

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