First String (2016)

In a story of love, science and music a creative 14 year-old cellist, Aleksandrya 'Aleks' Landis, competing for the Gold Pin award and a guest chair in a prestigious symphony, faces ... See full summary »

Director:

Dean Christakis (as Dean G. Christakis)

Writer:

Dean Christakis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese ... Evelina Axel
Giovanni Mazza ... Giovanni
Sophie Ali Sophie Ali ... Sophie Axel
Mark Trujillo Mark Trujillo ... Andreas Pappas
Renee Sebby Renee Sebby ... Magdalena Landis
Kyla Gabka Kyla Gabka ... Rebecca Carlisle
Alisha Dziarski Alisha Dziarski ... Alice Loris
Rich Wotkun Rich Wotkun ... Maximiliano Giuseppe Ambrigdio Ferrari
Morgan Doud Morgan Doud ... Eliza Jane Fairchild
Dean Christakis Dean Christakis ... George Christos
John McDonnell ... Antonio Stradivari
David Ross ... Aleksander Landis
Earl Halbe ... Emile Chronos
Jeffrey D. Augenstein Jeffrey D. Augenstein ... Monk Brother Titus
Tommy Martin ... Hudson Finn II
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In a story of love, science and music a creative 14 year-old cellist, Aleksandrya 'Aleks' Landis, competing for the Gold Pin award and a guest chair in a prestigious symphony, faces obstacles from an oppressive maestro, more competent string players, and her own skeptical parents. On a cold winter day, Aleks struggles to get to rehearsal. She arrives late, but offers to stay late and make up the time. Her maestro, rather than being sympathetic, berates her and closes the door on her. On her way home, Aleks joins a busker in a special duet, and has an innocent, romantic encounter with a classmate, Andreas. Aleks's parents remind her of the sacrifices they have made to pay for her cello lessons. Aleks informs her parents that she would be just as content playing in a rock band. A parallel group of young musicians is exemplified by the story of a 10 year-old violinist, Giovanni. While in Italy visiting the Museo del Stradivari, Giovanni meets a wise woman, Evelina, brilliantly acted by ...

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First String: Quest for the Gold Pin See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Pro Phase Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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