Sunday, June 5, 2011,Â The Blarney StoneÂ was filled to the brim with the cast, crew, and avid supporters ofÂ Bruns Family Productions’Â (in asscociation withRising Entertainment) upcoming independent feature film entitled,Â Heart of Dance, a movie made by youth which is to raise awareness of eating disorders in teens.
The film centers around the tragic death of 17 year old Kealy Charmichael’s younger and perfect sister, Anna, and then follows Kealy throughout her downward spiral into a deadly eating disorder as she tries to fulfill Ann’s dream of being a professional dancer. The film deals with and touches upon all aspects of the disease which affects many youth.
Heart of Dance was created by 22 year oldÂ Scarlett Bruns, a very hard-working and driven individual who has done everything from putting together an amazing ensemble of youth and adult cast members, to organizing the successful fundraiser and silent auction that helped to raise close to $5,000 Sunday night!
The fundraiser, hosted by Bruns and her co-star 22 year old Julian Leblanc, included live music from talented sistersÂ Robyn and Ryleigh. Robyn (19) and Ryleigh (16) are currently recording their first album and will be releasing two original songs on the Heart of Dance soundtrack, and have been creating and performing original songs at a young age, and this was very evident in their performance last night. Also, Canadian croonerÂ Jay “Big Daddy” PhillipsÂ serenaded his way around the Blarney Stone while singing hits like “That’s Amore” and “My Girl”. It made for great entertainment when he’d sing directly to one of your guests (like my mother, for example…)
Bruns Family Productions is committed to making a difference within the community, and every project they take on is designated to a specific charity that relates to the film. 30% of the proceeds that will be made by Heart Of Dance will go directly toÂ Looking Glass Foundation For Eating Disorders.
Heart of Dance is a film made by youth, for youth! Check outÂ Y57Â for more Heart of Dance updates!