No Limit Kids:
Much Ado About Middle School
Movie Poster
Directed by Dave Moody
Produced by Dave Moody
Josh Moody
Written by Josh Moody
Starring Bill Cobbs
Lee Meriwether
Ashton Harrell
Celeste Kellogg
Music by Dave Moody
Cinematography Damon Wood
Editing by Josh Moody
Distributed by BMG (US/Canada)
Moving Pictures Film and Television (Int'l)
Release date(s) October 2010
Running time 90 minutes
Country Template:FilmUS
Language English

No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School is the 2010 independent film by Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures. It stars Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Celeste Kellogg and Ashton Harrell, along with a supporting cast of Jeff Rose, Amanda Waters, and Blake Michael. The soundtrack features the teen group No Limit (Celeste and Ashton) performing songs by director and Grammy nominated producer/artist/songwriter Dave Moody. The story and screenplay was written by Josh Moody.


No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School is a movie about a group of kids who are starting middle school for the first time. They are full of doubts and fears. Ashton Harrell and Celeste Kellogg are self-proclaimed semi-outcasts who love to sing and dance. Ashton often gets bullied by Zach (Blake Michael, Disney's Lemonade Mouth). Ashton is raised by his grandmother, Katie (Lee Meriwether, Miss America, Catwoman) and his whole plan these days is to lay low and attract as little attention as possible. Celeste Kellogg is also unsure about what she'll find at her new school because her friends are changing.

Ashton and Celeste, along with their new friend Becca (Amanda Waters) start to meet in an old abandon theater, where they encounter a homeless man named Charlie (Bill Cobbs, Night At The Museum, Hudsucker Proxy). He welcomes the kids and builds a bond with them in a way because of his own “outcast” status. The kids learn that the old theater may be destroyed by the owner of a company that Celeste's dad Frank (Jeff Rose, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives) works for, and they set out on a mission to save the town’s landmark - and by doing so, also Charlie’s safe haven. The kids decide to do a modern day, hip-hop version of the first play ever performed at the theater when it was brand new - Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Through mistaken IDs and false assumptions, the kids learn a timeless lesson - that you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.


No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School was filmed in Lebanon, Mt Juliet, Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee on a 19 day shooting schedule in March of 2009.


FIVE STAR RATING!!! The Dove Foundation
The entire family will enjoy this wholesome story about three kids who try to do the right thing. There are many encouraging values to this charming movie that will help young and old alike. We are proud to award the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages to "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School." - Donna Rolfe [1]

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, San Francisco, CA
Good story, well made, great singing... an enjoyable film that kids will relate to. Ashton addresses the audience in the opening scene and speaks directly to them about the issues of middle school that will become rolled out in the storyline. The kids look like real kids, not like romanticized versions of them. The message that judging people frequently leads you to the wrong conclusion is an appropriate one. The singing and dancing are most enjoyable. Every scene contributes to the story. [2]

Film Festivals[]

2010 Gideon Film Festival, Asheville, North Carolina Official Selection
2010 Phoenix International Film Festival, Phoenix, Arizona Official Selection
2010 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, San Francisco, California Official Selection


  1. "Dove Foundation Review". The Dove Foundation. May 11, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  2. "KIDS FIRST! Film Festival". KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 

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