The musical film, 'A Detour to Mexico,' launches an international talent search with competitions and auditions for talented artists

Top Quote 'A Detour to Mexico' finally heads toward production with a mission to showcase emerging young artists. Contests are launched this week to find talented new singers, dancers and musicians as auditions open to select the film's actors. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 25, 2015 - An international talent search begins this week which consists of two exciting contests and the official opening of auditions for the musical film, 'A Detour to Mexico.' RisingStar31 Productions has laid the groundwork for two competitions that are designed to, not only mimic the actual plot of the movie, but showcase the talent of several new and emerging artists.

    "It's a thrilling project because there's so much talent out there," says Pam Sherrod, producer and co-writer of the screenplay. ". . . artists who're just waiting to be discovered. And there are dazzling characters in this unforgettable love story, who're just waiting to come to life!"

    The film revolves around the adventures of an American family who're traveling to Acapulco to appear in an international music competition. In the story, the Langston family hopes to take home, not only a big check for the first prize, but the accompanying arrangement of an appearance in a film.

    Much like the movie's plot, RisingStar31 has created a unique opportunity for singers, dancers and musicians to be showcased in the film. The 'A Detour to Mexico' Talent Contest offers the winning contestant a $500 Prize and the chance to actually perform in the movie. In fact, the top three competing groups (or individual artists) will be featured in various parts of the musical.

    The second competition is equally compelling. With the launching of Kim's Love Song Writer's Contest, composers and writers are invited to submit their own original compositions in an international search for the movie's signature theme song. "It's almost like Cinderella and the glass slipper," says Sherrod, "Because, we're searching for the perfect song to fit the climatic ending of the story. It's nothing less than a 'make-or-break' song."

    The winning composer(s) will receive a $500 Prize and gain the publicity of having created the film's most important musical piece.

    Sherrod says that she and her partner, the late Altovise Davis, had always intended to promote the talent of undiscovered stars. Altovise was married for twenty years to the famous Rat Pack star, Sammy Davis, Jr., who was not only known as 'The World's Greatest Entertainer' but was the phenomenal mentor to artists such as Michael Jackson. Altovise, herself, was an accomplished dancer who'd once planned to open her own dance studio.

    The two women, however, began a partnership to create entertaining family films, particularly stories that would inspire young people to strive for greatness. It wasn't a decision that they reached by chance, though; before Sammy's death in 1990, he urged his wife to reach out to youth and encourage them to get their education. Having started his career at the age of four, he'd never gone to school, and couldn't read or write until he was an adult. This, he'd always regret.

    'A Detour to Mexico,' their first film project, was completed in 2005, and was highly praised for both, its powerful message and entertaining story line. The production, however, would encounter several hurdles, and in 2009, when, both, Altovise and Sherrod's fiance died only thirty-five days apart, the project was put on hold.

    Sherrod, however, never gave up on the story and stresses that the ultimate message is about the power of love to overcome adversity. "I'm committed to demonstrating, as well as delivering, the essential truth that love always wins, no matter what obstacles we face."

    If you would like more information about the film's contests and auditions, please visit their site at

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