“The dilemmas Fame High’s four subjects face are real, and Kennedy gets plenty of drama from the prospect of failure and disappointment. (it’s a) complex drama about the rewards and risks of becoming an artist, told from an unusual perspective.” – Steve Erickson, Village Voice and LA WeeklyRead More
“Fame High is a new documentary that captures all of the competition, excitement and heartbreak that goes on inside the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts—aka “the Fame high school of the West Coast.”Read More
“Fame may be fleeting, but the kids in Fame High will stay with you!
Try as they might, fictional kids (Fame/Glee) can’t compete with the real thing, they don’t compel us like these earnest, hopeful and winning young people, bound and determined to devote themselves to their art. Kennedy manages to make their problems feel piercingly real and individual, not teen generic.”
~ Kenneth Turan, LA Times