FILMRISE RELEASES FULL-LENGTH MUSICAL FEATURE FOR KIDS “LILLY’S LIGHT: THE MOVIE”
– A Musical Adventure for the Whole Family
Including Song Contributions by Kenny Loggins and Steve Dorff –
Description automatically generatedBrooklyn, NY – December 8, 2020 – FilmRise, an industry leading film and television studio and streaming network, is releasing the fun-filled, heartwarming children’s musical adventure, “Lilly’s Light: The Movie.” Produced by Lilly’s Light Productions, LLC, the film stars Sherry Hursey (“Home Improvement,” “Bring It On”), co-starring Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers,” “iCarly”), Philece Sampler, (“Stanley”), and Fred Willard (“Best In Show,” “Mascots”) among many others.
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie” is an uplifting, joyous family musical, starring Lilly (Sherry Hursey), a loving foster mom and keeper of an enchanted lighthouse. Using joy, love, laughter and song as her tools, Lilly shows everyone that “Life is Full of Possibilities!” “Lilly’s Light: The Movie” is filled with original songs and includes song contributions by Oscar nominated and Emmy, Grammy, Tony Award winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Steve Dorff, who has written nine #1 film songs and 15 Top 10 hits.
FilmRise is teaming up with Gathr at Home for a nationwide virtual theatrical release of “Lilly’s Light: The Movie” kicking off with a live safe at home screening premiere event to coincide with UN International Children’s Day celebrations and National Adoption Month. A musical adventure the whole family can enjoy, the virtual premiere includes a live simultaneous screening of the film followed by a live interactive Lilly’s Lighthouse Post Movie Party to includes:
· Meeting the cast including Lilly (Sherry Hursey), Peaches (Mindy Sterling), Professor Crabbe (George Paul Martin), Will Patchitt (Jean Luc Martin) and Jacara (Jordyn Curet);
· Special Musical performance by Kenny Loggins and Rick Cowling (Kenny Patchitt);
· Juggling Lesson for kids with San Diego Circus Center’s Jean-Luc Martin, (Will Patchitt);
· Special appearance by Oink the Pig;
· Bloopers; and
· Talk and Q&A with Kids TV Expert Dr. Gordon L. Berry. Parents can click here for ticket information.
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie, is my heart project, because it has my heart’s mission to demonstrate love, compassion, empathy, unity and celebration of life and to use joy, laughter, imagination, music, adventure and fun to empower children (and the child in all of us) to find their own “Spark Of Light”. My hope is that the release of this film will shine a light on our thousands of displaced and foster youths and make it “cool” for every family to consider opening their hearts to assist a child in need. To be a door where the heart is always open.”, states the film’s producer and star, Sherry Hursey.
The film’s live and subsequent virtual theatrical screenings will also serve to raise awareness and funding for Lilly’s Fostering Hearts, a 501 (c)(3) charity that raises awareness as to the needs of displaced, fostered, and adoptable youth as well as Foster Care Counts and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie” is based on the original TV program “Lilly’s Light,” that premiered on PBS stations in 2010 and won a KIDS FIRST! Best Award by The Coalition For Quality Children’s Media.
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie” Synopsis
Lilly is a loving foster mom and the keeper of an enchanted lighthouse. With her spirited crew of kids, their exotic talking pets and zany friends, Lilly uses joy, love, laughter and song as her tools, and shows everyone that “Life is Full of Possibilities!”
The adventure begins when two curious members of Lilly’s crew discover the Big Book of Little Adventures in the lighthouse basement. Messenger-pelican, Pel Mel, brings news that newly orphaned Daniel and his pot-bellied pig, Oink, need a home. As sisters Peaches, (Mindy Sterling) and Dee, (Philece Sampler) snicker-bicker, Professor Crabbe, perfects the Illiator. Will and Al Patchitt prepare for guests, while Lilly, the kids and Uncle Fitz take Daniel on a musical journey where they meet Sir Oinks A Lot, the Wizard of Hog (Fred Willard). He discovers the secret of the lighthouse and how to turn the imaginary into magical adventure. As the adventure ends, our story returns us to present day in the lighthouse basement, several years later. We are reunited with slightly older yet familiar faces, introduced to a few new crewmembers, including cousin Kenny Patchitt (Rick Cowling), and the next chapter begins with a new spark of light.
Lilly’s Light is filled with original music, sparkling sets and strong message points to which children can relate. It “shines a light” on the issue of challenges facing foster children. It is an inspiring and uplifting adventure that will capture the hearts and minds of children and adults everywhere.
FilmRise is an industry-leading film and television studio as well as the largest independently owned AVOD streaming network, based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2012 by veteran producers and financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein, FilmRise is a recognized market leader and innovator, considered the largest independent provider of ad-supported content. At the forefront of analytics-led curation and distribution, FilmRise offers over 30,000 film and television titles across multiple worldwide streaming platforms. FilmRise’s impressive library includes such iconic titles as Gordon Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN, Carsey-Werner’s 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, the Robert Stack-hosted true crime series UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, the high-tech documentary crime series FORENSIC FILES, classic television shows like THE RIFLEMAN and the original 1960s BATMAN, as well as award-winning feature films and documentaries including 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary winner REWIND, true crime thriller MY FRIEND DAHMER starring Ross Lynch and Anne Heche, two-time 2020 Spirit Award-nominated and top film critics’ favorite DRIVEWAYS starring Brian Dennehy and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning feature film THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
Gathr created Theatrical On Demand® and has led the tech-driven event cinema market since 2011 having distributed hundreds of movies in thousands of movie theaters across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Gathr has completed 750,000+ ticket sales with 550,000+ consumers. Its consumer base of ~400,000 members, and its existing tech platform, promo tools and ticketing app provide an easy way for filmmakers and their communities to watch films in cinemas, or virtually through Gathr At Home™, that otherwise would have been cost prohibitive.
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