Sidewalk Singer

DVD Release: January 14, 2014
Sidewalk Singer


Sidewalk Singer is an inspirational and touching musical drama about Kris Kivi, an everyday man who has lost his family to a tragic accident and his job to the recession. Forced to play his guitar on the streets for donations, Kris must overcome challenges from a small town gang and even the church in his fight to rise from the ashes.

Dove Review

This remarkable movie showcases forgiveness and the theme of going on when life has been tough. Alan Maki not only stars as the main character, Kris Kivi, but also is the writer of the film. Maki turns in a fine and believable performance as do the other actors. The music of this film is also inspiring and nicely done.

Kris loses his family in an auto accident and his job to boot. He winds up playing his guitar on the street and he faces obstacles from the church as well as a gang. But he pushes on with his music and God promotes him in the end. This movie is a triumph! We award it five Doves, the most we award a film. It is that good.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-2; Jesus Freak-1
Violence: A car accident in which a scream is heard but accident is not seen; man breaks bricks with head but is not hurt.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A boy shows disrespect toward a singer and gives him the thumbs down; a man is mugged and robbed and has his guitar taken and has his rent money stolen too; a letter "S" is carved into guitar, standing for Satan, but good triumphs.


Company: Panting Deer Productions
Writer: Alan Maki
Director: Jeff Thomas
Producer: Alan Maki
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter