Sean Cisterna is a feature film producer and director who has worked in the film and television industry in Canada for over 15 years. His projects are frequently distributed in Canada, the United States and around the world. Cisterna's first produced feature, My Brother’s Keeper (starring X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore and Smallville’s Aaron Ashmore) was picked up by Anchor Bay Entertainment; 2008’s King of the Camp has been airing continually on YTV in Canada and Starz in the US; 2011’s Moon Point, was sold to The Movie Network and was released nationally on DVD/digital in the fall of 2012; and his feature length documentary 30 Ghosts was developed out of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival’s Doc Ignite program, and can now be found streaming with the National Film Board of Canada. 2015's Full Out, a $1.5 million family film about California gymnast Ariana Berlin, found incredible success on the small screen in the United States, with over 195 television stations airing the film as a lead-in to the 2016 Summer Olympics. His current project, Kiss and Cry (2017), is based on the true story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of cancer.
The Full Out trailer is now available online. Check it out!
Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin (Ana Golja). As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field (Jennifer Beals). With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.
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Read all about it from The Hollywood Reporter: "Jennifer Beals Joins Sean Cisterna's 'Full Out' Sports Movie"