Let It Shine
|Distributed by||Disney Channel Original Movies|
|Directed by||Paul Hoen|
|Written by||Eric Daniel|
|Starring||Tyler James Williams|
|Production company||GWAVE Productions|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Release date||June 15, 2012|
Let It Shine is a 2012 television film set to premiere on Disney Channel. It features an ensemble cast of Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson, and Brandon Mychal Smith. The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. The film was directed by Paul Hoen and written by Eric Danieland Don D. Scott. The Disney Channel Original Movie has premiered on June 15, 2012.
The movie follows 16-year-old Cyrus DeBarge, an aspiring musician who has a gift for rhyme yet lacks the self-confidence to take the stage and, through his rap song, tell his longtime crush, Roxanne Andrews, how he feels about her. After he and his best friend, Kris McDuffy, enter a songwriting contest, sponsered by Roxanne's music label. Kris is mistakenly named the winner for a song Cyrus wrote. Fearful of being thrust into the spotlight, Cyrus panics and allows Kris to take credit for his heartfelt lyrics, and soon he's standing by as Roxanne begins to fall for Kris.
The story unfolds in Atlanta, Georgia, as Cyrus DeBarge and his best friend Kris McDuffy reunite with their childhood friend, teenage singing sensation Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews, whose music label is sponsoring a songwriting contest at a teen club. Cyrus, who writes music under the name "Truth," crafts a heartfelt and contest-winning rhyme about Roxie but to his dismay, his work is mistakenly attributed to Kris. Lacking the confidence to step forward, Cyrus stands by while Kris not only takes credit for the lyrics but ultimately begins to win Roxanne's heart too. Now, it's up to the true poet to overcome self-doubt, seize the opportunity to reveal his authentic self and pursue his dreams. All the while, Cyrus must convince his preacher father that hip-hop music can have a positive message.
- Tyler James Williams as Cyrus DeBarge
- Coco Jones as Roxanne Andrews
- Trevor Jackson as Kris McDuffy
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Lord of Da Bling
- Nicole Sullivan as Lyla
- Courtney B. Vance as Jacob DeBarge
- Dawnn Lewis as Gail DeBarge
The movie's soundtrack features 12 original songs by acclaimed music producers/songwriters/performers: Rock Mafia, Toby Gad, David Banner, Antonina Armato, Andy Dodd, In-Q,Adam Hicks, Tim James, Demi Lovato, Lindy Robbins, Dapo Torimiro, and Adam Watts.