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WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

FAME HIGH

Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 101 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE FAME HIGH
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's charming follow-up to his Academy Award-nominated The Garden captures all the drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph among a group of freshman and senior students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular graduation performance, this crowd-pleasing coming-of-age documentary is a tribute to discovering your passion, embracing your talent, and taking it to the next level.

Kennedy's vérité approach is a refreshing perspective on his subject and a potent complement to phenomena like Glee and American Idol that have captivated audiences with stories like this—of young underdogs finding expression and success through the performing arts, particularly in that crucial moment before adulthood. Kennedy's teens are charismatic and endearing characters, whose at-home and in-school dramas prove to be as absorbing and inspiring as any that you'd find on-stage or behind-the-scenes. The kids of Fame High teach us the value of finding your voice, not only in art, but in life.
Documentary
About the Director(s)
Scott Hamilton Kennedy directed The Garden, which garnered rave reviews around the world and was nominated for an Oscar. His previous documentary, OT: our town (TFF 2002), earned numerous awards and was short-listed for an Oscar. He is currently developing several narrative projects.
Special Note

 

This film is appropriate for teenagers and up.


Film Info
  • Section:
    World Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    101 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Screenwriter:
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Producer:
    Leilani Makuakane, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Editor:
    Jillian Moul, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Executive Producer:
    Rick Rosenthal, Chip Rosenbloom, Leilani Makuakane, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • Composer:
    Doug DeAngelis
  • Sound:
    Paul Hackner
  • Primary Cast:
    Grace Song, Brittany Hayes, Zak Astor, Ruby McCollister

Contacts
  • Sales Agent
    David Garber
    Lantern Lane Entertainment
    P.O. Box 8187 Calabasas, CA 91372
    Phone: 818 222 2309
    dgarber@lanternlane.com
    http://www.lanternlane.com
  • Director's Agent
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
    1622 Elevado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: 323 270 1666
    scott@blackvalleyfilms.com
  • Print Source
    Leilani Makuakane
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Other
    Leilani Makuakane-Potter
    Black Valley Films
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Director's Agent
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
    1622 Elevado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: 323 270 1666
    scott@blackvalleyfilms.com
  • Print Source
    Leilani Makuakane
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Other
    Leilani Makuakane-Potter
    Black Valley Films
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Sales Agent
    David Garber
    Lantern Lane Entertainment
    P.O. Box 8187 Calabasas, CA 91372
    Phone: 818 222 2309
    dgarber@lanternlane.com
    http://www.lanternlane.com
  • Director's Agent
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
    1622 Elevado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: 323 270 1666
    scott@blackvalleyfilms.com
  • Print Source
    Leilani Makuakane
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Other
    Leilani Makuakane-Potter
    Black Valley Films
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Director's Agent
    Scott Hamilton Kennedy
    1622 Elevado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: 323 270 1666
    scott@blackvalleyfilms.com
  • Print Source
    Leilani Makuakane
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com
  • Other
    Leilani Makuakane-Potter
    Black Valley Films
    7340 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91605
    Phone: 818 256 4301
    lmakuakane@gmail.com

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