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VIFF: Triple Threat Taylor Hill’s Mockumentary LEAP 4 YOUR LIFE with April Telek

“There will be tears. There will be drama.  And …..jazz hands.”

How could a film about teens competing in a community dance competition called Leap 4 Your Life be anything but a mockumentary? Be prepared to laugh at the backstage antics of stage parents with their teen contestant offspring and be awed by the dancing.  April Telek is the contest coordinator.


Produced by mother-and-daughter team Barbara and Taylor Hill from a screenplay by Taylor Hill, Leap 4 Your Life also stars Taylor Hill. She’s a triple threat, but left the directing in the capable hands of Gary Hawes.

Winning isn’t everything in Leap 4 Your Life; it’s the only thing for the four archetype contestants: Hilary the star, Brooke the runnerup, Molly the anchor and Matt the token male plus their parents. Full cast: Taylor Hill, April Telek, Reece Thompson, Allie Bertram, Mackenzie Porter, Nicole Oliver, AnneMarie DeLuise, Peter Benson, Nathalie Therriault, Continuum’s John Cassini, Stargate Universe’s Julia Benson, Garry Chalk, Dan Payne, Jill Morrison, Mr. Young’s Brendan Meyer, Arctic Air’s Adam DiMarco, Ty Hill, Dalila Bela, and Christine Chatelain.

Official trailer

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leap 4 your life poster

Leap 4 Your Life premieres Monday, September 30th in the Rio Theatre. For tickets go to


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