Demi Lovato to make her directorial debut on a documentary about child stars
In March 2021 he sxsw festival was inaugurated with Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil. The documentary was directed by Michael D Ratner and, divided into four parts, it made a big impact by addressing Lovato’s overdose head-on three years earlier. The actress and singer decided to open up to her vital and professional status, wanting to control her narrative through audiovisual production.
It is the obvious precedent for what, just two years later, indiewire pick up what Lovato plans. the protagonist of Sunny, among stars is going to debut as a director in a documentary whose provisional title is Child Star. Lovato will co-direct with Nicola Marshall (known by Song Exploderon Netflix), and the film has already started production through OBB Pictures. The idea is that in the future it will be incorporated into the catalog of huluwith which in Spain we could see it through Disney+.
Child Star is framed as an investigation into the ups and downs of child stardom, apt as Lovato herself became famous at a very young age, through Disney Channel. The documentary will feature the testimonies of Lovato herself along with other former child stars, whose identity she has not yet revealed. Lovato, as a promoter, assumes that “there is no better movie or theme” for her “directorial debut on a story that touches me so closely.”
“Our project will shed light on important ideas about growing up in the public eye, learning to protect our boundaries, and becoming active advocates. of our own destinies. I am honored to be able to learn from the people who have experienced child stardom and share their stories in our film.”
Scott Ratnerproducer of Child Star, agrees that “with this film we intend to tell a story that has never ceased to be current, given this world that is increasingly connected and your lack of privacy”. There is no release date for this documentary yet.
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