The film follows two high school cheerleading teams through their journey to win the National High School Cheerleading Championships
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2014 – Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, and Varsity Spirit today announced the Aug. 26th release of “American Cheerleader,” a documentary with unprecedented access following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams vying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title. After months of hard work and preparation, cheerleaders from Southwestern High School in Somerset, Kentucky, and Burlington Township High School in Burlington, New Jersey, advance through regionals and earn a place in the Championship Finals to compete for the coveted white jacket – the prestigious symbol of tireless dedication in high school competitive cheerleading.
Now in its 34th year, the National High School Cheerleading Championship is a two-day event held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. The event hosts more than 500 teams from dozens of states that are judged on crowd-leading abilities, stunting and tumbling skills, and overall performance. Every year, the competition is televised worldwide on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes in 32 countries.
Directed by Retribution Media, which is made up of filmmakers James Pellerito and David Barba, “American Cheerleader” is produced by Milojo Productions, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ production company. The film is being released through Video On-Demand on August 26 by FilmBuff on leading platforms, including: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX, and Playstation. To watch the trailer and pre-order the film, visit www.americancheerleadermovie.com.
In addition to the Video On-Demand release, the film will be screened the Varsity All-American High School Film Festival Oct. 24 – 26 in New York City, along with two other soon-to-be-announced film festivals this fall.