This release comes to us from World Domination Pictures.
Written and directed by Mars Roberge, Stars is an original story about a group of homeless women who must learn that a glimmer of hope is worth more than all the money in the world while they hide from society under the pseudonyms of their pop idols.
Roberge describes his movie as “a cross between Rachel Amodeo’s What About Me and Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Having once lived as a homeless immigrant in NYC, surviving on wit and Canadian friendly charm, Roberge felt the need to make this film when former NYC homeless immigrant, Doron Braunshtein mailed the script for his new play from Israel to Roberge’s home in Los Angeles. The cast and crew believed in this film so much that they were willing to risk all while shooting on outdoor night locations in March during a COVID boom. They did whatever it took to get it made against all odds. We Make Movies believed in Mars’ passion about the project so much that he beat out all the hundreds of other applicants for their first ever contest in the 10 years they have been around.
Mars Robergebrought us the feel-good dramedy “Mister Sister (closing film for 2021 Dances With Films and Winter Film Awards where it won Best NYC Film), the hilarious punk comedy film Scumbag (World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017) and documentary on Sex & the City’s stylist Patricia Field called The Little House That Could (2015 Audience Choice Winner for Best Film at New Filmmakers Los Angeles and World Premiere at Frameline 2013). Stars is the result of Mars won We Make Movies’s first ever Make Your Feature pitch contest, beating out hundreds of applicants, where they fully funded the film. Stars also features guest appearances by Jim Sclavunos (of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), Canadian pop music sensation Spookey Ruben, vocal virtuoso Coby Koehl, local LGBTQ hero Michael Musto and has an original score from Current 93’s Michael Cashmore.
Stars will premiere at the Winter Film Awards International Film Festival on February 17th at Cinema Village (22 E 12th St. NY, NY 10003) at 9pm. For more information visit the film’s website.