Rising Stars

Theatrical Release: October 22, 2010
DVD Release: February 22, 2011
Rising Stars


The finalists for the “Rising Stars” competition have been selected and the competition is fierce. Three musical acts and three filmmakers are paired up in a battle to see who can create the best original song and music video. The opportunity of a lifetime is on the line; the winning artists will score a record deal and the winning filmmaker is guaranteed a multi-million dollar studio contract. The finalists are sent to the prestigious Joliet Fine Arts College where cameras are waiting to capture their every move as the last stage of the competition is broadcast to the country via a reality television show.

Dove Review

We live in an age in which contests on reality shows are the big thing, with the winner getting a big break in show biz or music, etc. Here is an inspirational film about a group of young adults that come together in the finals of a show for a big prize. But when the creator of the show tries to “beef” it up for better ratings and causes some intentional problems with equipment, the group of young kids take a different view.

This movie has some important lessons and inspirational qualities. It is an entertaining film that the entire family can watch and it includes some great music. We award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this film.

Content Description

Sex: Sexual innuendos in music lyrics; characters dance in a sexy manner.
Language: None
Violence: Group of kids push each other into fountain; man is convincing in manipulating young stars and film makers; man is rude to assistant and others.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Mother rude to daughter; young man has flashbacks of family life; discussion regarding parents' separation.


Company: Screen Media
Director: Daniel Millican
Producer: Andrew Van De Houten
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe