Much Ado about Middle School
Much Ado About Middle School centers around a group of kids entering middle school for the first time with all their doubts and fears. Ashton is a self-proclaimed semi-outcast and routinely gets bullied by the star-football player Zach (Blake Michael). Ashton is raised by his grandmother, Katie (Lee Meriwether) and his whole philosophy about middle school life is to just lay low and attract as little attention as possible. Celeste is also unsure of middle school because of the ways in which her friends are changing. She is a cheerleader, but unlike her friends, doesn’t want to make herself popular at the expense of others. However, Danielle believes that Celeste is trying to steal her boyfriend and takes revenge by casting her out of her clique. But Celeste’s friend Becca stands up for her, and these three unlikely outcasts band together to form a club in an old abandoned theater on Main Street.
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 90 minutes
Medium: Shot on RED 4K
Rights: All Rights Available
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CAST & CREW
Director: Dave Moody
Producer: Dave Moody, Josh Moody
Director Photography: Damon Wood
Music By: Dave Moody
Soundtrack: Song performances by No Limit featuring Ashton Harrell and Celeste Kellogg
Cast: Bill Cobbs (Night At The Museum)
Blake Michael(Cartoon Network)
Jeff Rose (Army Wives)
Writer: Josh Moody
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company
Inside the theater, they not only find a very interesting piece of their town’s history, but also a seemingly homeless man, Charlie (Bill Cobbs). He is kind to the kids and connects with them because of his own “outcast” status and his musical theater passion which he shares with the kids. The kids learn that the old theater will soon be torn down and set out on a mission to save the town’s landmark and Charlie’s safe haven. Needing to raise money, they decide to do a modern day version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Through mistaken identities and false assumptions, the kids learn a valuable lesson that you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.
With morals that center on treating all people with respect, standing up for yourself and what you believe in, and above all being true to yourself, Much Ado About Middle School delivers a fun family film with a message that will speak to all generations.
Directed by Grammy Nominated and Dove Award Winning Producer Dave Moody.