Camp Rock (film)
Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) starring the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. The music is written by Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Regina Hicks and Karen Gist. The movie is directed by Matthew Diamond and produced by Alan Sacks.
On January 25, 2008, during the commercials for Minutemen, it was announced that Camp Rock would debut June 20, 2008. Camp Rock was the second DCOM to air on ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney after its premiere on Disney Channel, and be available online after its premiere on Disney Channel. The movie stars the Jonas Brothers and introduces Demi Lovato for her first lead role in a film. The film took in 8.9 million viewers on the night of its premiere, making it the second highest viewed DCOM.
The story follows Connie (Maria Canals Barrera), Steve (Ed Jaunz) and Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato), an aspiring young musician who is hoping to become a professional singer. Mitchie wants to go to a music camp for aspiring young musicians named "Camp Rock". Since the family can't afford the tuition, Mitchie's mother arranges to cater food for the camp, thus allowing Mitchie to attend. Mitchie tries to conceal this from her friends at camp by saying her mom is president of Hot Tunes TV China.
Spoiled rock star Shane Gray (Joe Jonas) has been assigned to be in charge of dance classes for one month at Camp Rock by his bandmates Jason (Kevin Jonas) and Nate (Nick Jonas). Shane hears Mitchie singing, and falls in love with the voice, but does not know the identity of the singer. Shane spends much of the movie searching for the girl with voice. Shane and Mitchie have various interactions, and, when Shane learns of the person she pretends to be, a romance between the two blossoms until he finds out that she was lying about who she was. But when he realizes that Mitchie is the girl that he had heard singing re-instates their relationship. Peggy, one of Tess' posse, wins Final Jam and a recording contract with Shane.
•Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) Mitchie is a 14-year old girl, who hopes to be a singer some day. Her dream is to go to Camp Rock, but her family cannot afford the pricey camp. The only way she could go was if her mother would be the cook, and she tries to hide that fact, in fear of rejection.
•Shane Gray (Joe Jonas) Shane is the famous lead singer of the band "Connect 3." He is sent to Camp Rock, in hopes that it would help him, and get rid of his cocky and arrogant attitude. At the camp, he hears a terrific voice, and spends most of his time trying to find the girl who sang (who is really Mitchie.) Later, he meets Mitchie, and they become friends, until her secret is revealed.
•Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin) Tess is the daughter of the famous T.J. Tyler, and one day wishes to be a singer, like her mother. She is a diva, and often gets her way, even if she has to hurt people. She craves attention, mostly because her mom was often too busy with her own career to care for her.
•Caitlyn Geller (Alyson Stoner) Caitlyn is Mitchie's best friend at camp, and is one of the few people who stick by her side when Tess reveals Mitchie's secret. She wants to be a music producer, and is often seen composing music on her laptop.
•Ella (Anna Maria Perez de Tagle) She is Tess' so-called friend, and is a little air-headed and is often seen as the "dumb" girl. Ella abandons Tess when she pushes her too far, and instead sings with Barron and Sander at Final Jam, revealing herself to be a good singer.
•Peggy "Margaret Dupree" Warburton (Jasmine Richards) Peggy is Tess' other "friend", and often follows Tess, even when her own opinion is different. In the end, she finally rebels, and sings on her own at Final Jam, winning the contest, and surprising everyone with her terrific voice.
•Connie Torres (Maria Canals Barrera) Connie is Mitchie's mom, and also runs a family catering service called "Connie's Catering." Mitchie was, at first, embarrassed that her mother was the Camp Cook.
•Barron James (Jordan "J-Man" Francis) Barron is a great break-dancer, and is best friends with Sander. He also raps, and sings at Final Jam with Sander, and Ella. He is one of the few that stuck with Mitchie.
•Sander Loya (Roshon Fegan) Sander is also a dancer, and also likes to rap. His best friend is Barron, and the two sang at Final Jam with Ella. He was also one of the few that stayed by Mitchie's side.
•Lola Scott (Aaryn Doyle) Lola is an awesome singer, and sometimes raps. She is great friends with Caitlyn, and even though she is an amazing singer, she was not seen performing at Final Jam. She also stuck with Mitchie when her secret was revealed.
•Brown Cessario (Daniel Fathers) Brown is Shane's uncle, and also runs Camp Rock. He also said he was the guitarist of a band called the "Wet Crows."