Stars Of The Future
With the ever growing obsession with celebrities and ‘the next big thing’ a documentary camera crew have set out to film the lives of young performers in their final year at a London drama school before they attempt to make a name for themselves in the industry.
The series revolves around Frederick: an openly gay musical theatre student, Junior: a former child actor from America, Arthur: who is desperately looking for his big break, Paul: a Rockstar who has already made a name for himself and his unlikely side kick Malcolm.
What brings them together is the experience they all share in their final year at The P.R.A.T. School as they attempt to rehearse and perform their final show. This series shows how hard the actors and musicians we know and love today have worked to get where they are and how hard it can be for someone new to make a name for themselves in the creative industry.
Stars Of The Future is a Mockumentary Web Series created by Dulwich Studios.
Welcome to The Performing Recording Arts Technology School, better known as The PRAT School. Subjects are all focused towards the performing arts which range from Theatre to Music and from Musical Theatre to Dance, you can even study Technical Theatre. The series will follow a group of students in their final year as they prepare for their final shows and the industry that awaits them once they graduate. In this episode we meet each of the students we'll be following and see what it is like to train as a performer. Is it as easy as Glee and High School Musical make out? Watch the episode to find out!
Episode One - [ Episode 01 (18.04) ]Welcome to The Performing Recording Arts Technology School, better known as The PRAT School. Subjects are all focused towards the performing arts which range from Theatre to Music and from Musical Theatre to Dance, you can even study Technical Theatre. The series will follow a group of students in their final year as they prepare for their final shows and the industry that awaits them once they graduate. In this episode we meet each of the students we'll be following and see what it is like to train as a performer. Is it as easy as Glee and High School Musical make out? Watch the episode to find out!
Episode Two - [ Episode 02 (15:11) ]This week Malcolm and Paul are busy in studio recording a new song for their new show 'Facebook: The Musical' while Frederick opens up and tells us how he came out as gay. Meanwhile on the field Junior tries to give Arthur some unwanted help on his audition speeches and Steve relaxes with his girlfriend Jenny.
Episode Three - [ Episode 03 (13:43) ]Frederick is upset about Steve's bullying and has gone to see the school councillor, Oliver. Meanwhile John is watching Ellie practice for a ballet exam and after an unexpected injury, convinces her to try street dance. Later on Malcolm and Paul try to pitch their new show, Facebook The Musical, to Frederick as an end of year production. But will they all get along together?
Episode Four - [ Episode 04 (15:00) ]It's audition day at The P.R.A.T. School for Facebook: The Musical! Frederick has decided to take on Malcolm and Paul's show and has assembled a creative team to run the auditions alongside him. In the morning we see a familiar face outside the dance workshop auditions and in the afternoon Frederick decides who to call back for a recall. Will it all go to plan though? Meanwhile Steve has finally been called into the School Councillors Office to address the fact that he's been bullying Frederick, (how will he get himself off the hook on this one?). And over in the canteen we meet Megan and Samantha who are both desperately trying to out do each each other and audition for vocational drama schools. It's a busy time at the school and it's about to get even more busy!
Episode Five - [ Episode 05 (18:54) ]The auditions for Facebook: The Musical are over and Frederick has revealed the main cast members for the production. However during one of the latest production meetings he comes across a very serious problem, and it involves Malcolm and Paul. Meanwhile, Arthur has been tolerating Junior all term but how long will he be able to last when they are put in a group together. That afternoon John decides to take street dance back to the street and Steve talks to Jenny for the first time since they broke up.
Episode Six - [ Episode 06 (14:22) ]Arthur is out on the field with his friends but what will happen when Junior comes over to crash the party? Will their recent auditions pull them together or push them further apart. Back in lessons John has asked Ellie to help him with his fourth position before his final Ballet Exam. Under the intense rehearsal tasks ahead it's not long before tempers start to rise. Over in the Musical Theatre studios, rehearsals for MyFace: The Musical have come to a temporary halt. Frederick has decided to run some relaxation techniques for the entire afternoon. It's hard to imagine how this can go wrong! Meanwhile, Malcolm, the show's co-creator, is looking for Paul who has disappeared after storming out of their last class. Will they find him and is it true that he has been hanging around with Drug Dealers?
Episode Seven - [ Episode 07 (11:17) ]MySpace: The Musical is getting closer to it's opening night and this week the cast are moving into the theatre for the start of the Technical Rehearsals. Gary, the stage manager, is in early with Steve to get into the lighting desk control room. Malcolm and Paul are also in early to setup the music equipment but Paul, who is in the middle of a new rock tour, is feeling a little bit ill. Meanwhile, Ellie has received a letter from a dance school she has auditioned for but is too nervous to open it. Will she get in or will her dreams be crushed. Times are changing for Arthur too who has finally had enough of Junior putting him down. As the tension boils how long can Arthur last before he snaps!
Episode Eight - [ Episode 08 (10:54) ]Frederick has decided to wind down and take a shower in the boys changing room. When he emerges he is caught by Ellie who wants to put John in MyFace: The Musical, but Frederick doesn't seem to happy about it. Later on John is introduced to the cast and suddenly takes over a dance rehearsal much to Ellie and Frederick's dismay. At the end of the day Frederick is leaving the theatre to go home after a very stressful day. But Steve has finally cornered Frederick and is ready to have another go at him, or is it something more than that?
Episode Nine - [ Episode 09 (12:01) ]The final rehearsals have started for MySpace: The Musical and everything has started to fall into place. However Malcolm has visited Paul in hospital and has made the difficult decision to conduct the show alone. Later on during the dress rehearsal Frederick notices Dan and Harry are completely out of the light during their scene. He stops the show to sort it out and after throughly confusing the cast Frederick turns to Gary, the stage manager, who is just as unhelpful as ever. Meanwhile Junior and Arthur are out on the field waiting for their agents to call them. Who will get a starring role in the new blockbuster Deep Cover and will the two get over last weeks argument and become friends? You'll have to watch to find out!
Episode Ten - [ Episode 10 (23:33) ]The series draws to a close with this epic final episode. It's showtime and no matter what happens the show must go on! Will the show go according to plan and how will they be remembered at the school in the years to come. The students must say their final goodbyes to each other as they set off into tough cruel world to try and become famous. Only some will make it and the rest face a lifetime of unemployment.
- Alex Evans as Steve/Malcolm
- Josef Pitura-Riley as Paul/Oliver/Dan
- Anthony Cahill as Arthur/Gary
- Jordan Shaw as Junior
- Alex McGeary as John
- Nicole Holliday as Megan
- Kana Gordon as Jenny
- David Riley as Narrator
- Josef Pitura-Riley (Writer/Director/Editor/Composer/Camera Operator)
- David Riley (Camera Operator/Boom Operator)
- Jack Perry (Camera Operator/Boom Operator)
- Amy Pitura-Riley (Boom Operator)
- Calum Rogers (Boom Operator)
- Alex Evans (Assistant Camera Operator/Assistant Boom Operator)
- Alex McGeary (Assistant Boom Operator)