“Boychoir” follows Stet, a troubled and angry 12-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks who ends up at an elite music academy, the fictitious National Boychoir Academy. Completely out of his element, Stet finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding choir master who recognizes a unique talent in the young boy as he pushes him to find his creative heart and soul in music.
Newcomer Garrett Wareing stars as Stet and Dustin Hoffman plays the choir master. Eddie Izzard is a teacher who serves as Hoffman’s right-hand at the school. Josh Lucas is Stet’s estranged father, while “Glee” star Kevin McHale will play a young music teacher who champions the boy. Debra Winger is the principal from Texas who first spots his talent.
The film, directed by Francois Girard (“The Red Violin”) is from an original screenplay by Ben Ripley.
“Boychoir” was produced by Informant Media, whose Judy Cairo produced along with Carol Baum (“The Good Girl”) and Jane Goldenring. Informant’s Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner executive produce with screenwriter Ben Ripley. Casting director John Papsidera of Automatic Sweat serves as co-producer. The film was shot in Stamford and Fairfield, Connecticut, and in New York City.