The participants’ names are being withheld for the time being. The movie will go beyond the conventional narratives seen in op-eds and tabloids to consider the changing nature of growing up in an increasingly connected and public world, the creators said in a press release. Intimate conversations facilitated by Lovato, verite footage, and archival material from all subjects will be used. In 2024, Hulu will be the only place to see the documentary.
In a forthcoming Hulu documentary that seeks to “deconstruct the highs and lows of growing up in the limelight through former child stars,” singer-actor Demi Lovato is getting her start as a director.
With Nicola Marsh, Lovato will co-direct the feature-length documentary. She began her career in show business as a teen with the Disney Channel original film “Camp Rock” and went on to become a well-known singer-songwriter.
Variety, a source for entertainment news, reports that the movie is supported by Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, Demi Lovato’s producing company DLG, and Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Films.
Previously, the three brands worked together on the pop star’s documentary series “Dancing With the Devil,” which had its SXSW 2021 debut.
The documentary, tentatively titled “Child Star,” will include interviews with several former child stars. The participants’ names are being withheld for the time being.
The film will go beyond the conventional narratives seen in op-eds and tabloids to consider the changing nature of growing up in an increasingly connected and public world, according to the creators. “Through intimate conversations led by Lovato, verite footage, and archival material from all subjects involved,” they wrote in a press release.
In 2024, Hulu will be the only place to see the documentary. There isn’t a finer movie or subject for my directing debut than this personal tale, in my opinion. Our initiative clarifies significant points about maturing in the public view, learning to respect our limits, and taking an active role in shaping our own futures. In a statement, Lovato added, “I’m humbled to be able to learn from the people who have experienced the singular experience of child celebrity and share their tales in our film.
The musician will executive produce the film alongside James Shin, Scott Manson, Braun, Jennifer McDaniels, and Scott Manson.