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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
Release Date 2/26/2008
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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