Brooklyn, NY – February 16, 2021 – 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” on TVOD available for download or rental beginning March 2. Sherry Hursey (Home Improvement, Bring It On) stars as Lilly, a loving foster mom and keeper of an enchanted lighthouse, who uses joy, love, laughter and song as her tools, showing everyone that “Life is Full of Possibilities!”
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie” is an uplifting, joyous family musical 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.
The film co-stars Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers,” “iCarly”), Philece Sampler, (“Stanley”), and Fred Willard (“Best In Show,” “Mascots”) among many others.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lilly’s Fostering Hearts, a 501 (c) (3) charity that raises awareness of the needs of displaced, fostered, and adoptable youth. A musical adventure children are sure to want to watch over and over again, “Lilly’s Light: The Movie” recently won its second KIDS FIRST! Best Award by The Coalition For Quality Children’s Media. The film is based on the original TV program “Lilly’s Light,” that premiered on PBS stations in 2010.
“Lilly’s Light: The Movie” Synopsis
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 a 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.