Fit As A Pro Launches New Online Workout Series

Fit As A Pro: Ready. Set. Sweat Series #1 – 6 Fun Filled, 10-Minute Full Body Workouts to Tone, Blast Calories and Get You Moving available for download on Amazon

CVC05196-EditLQ2May 22nd, 2017—Olympic Bronze medalist, international soccer player and fitness enthusiast Lauren Sesselmann today introduced a new online workout series to the lineup of her highly successful Fit As a Pro brand. Fit As A Pro: Ready. Set. Sweat Series #1 – 6 Fun Filled, 10-Minute Full Body Workouts to Tone, Blast Calories and Get You Moving debuts for on-demand download on Amazon in both English and subtitled in Spanish, and will be available on other digital platforms in coming weeks.

Fit As A Pro: Ready. Set. Sweat Series #1 – 6 Fun Filled, 10-Minute Full Body Workouts to Tone, Blast Calories and Get You Moving includes everything you need to work your entire body in just 10-minute circuits, getting an up-close-and-personal training session with a professional athlete. The online workout program also comes with a BONUS 7-Day Kickstarter Program, which includes strength training, yoga, cardio, plyometrics and core training to get in peak physical shape to begin more advanced training regimes.

Sesselmann knows first-hand that professional athletes have challenges finding the time between traveling, practice and games to train effectively. Now she wants to share her favorite workouts with anyone looking to up their own fitness game and get into their best shape possible. Sesselmann credits these take-with-you-anywhere 10-minute routines for getting her more functionally fit than she’s ever been before. Produced by Café Oscuro Films, LLC, the online workout series is appropriate for all fitness levels.

FitAsAPro-SummerProgram-Mockup-English-LQThe online workout series is the latest offering from the Fit As a Pro brand, which Sesselmann co-founded three years ago to offer the ultimate full-body workouts that can be completed with almost no gym equipment and in tight spaces.

Fit As A Pro: Ready. Set. Sweat Series #1 – 6 Fun Filled, 10-Minute Full Body Workouts to Tone, Blast Calories and Get You Moving is also available subtitled in Spanish, to meet the growing demand of the brand’s fan base in the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American market.

The new online workout series joins the existing Fit As A Pro lineup that includes:

  • FIT AS A PRO – Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts for Small Spaces is designed to work just about anywhere—in a bedroom, hotel room, many moves are even cubicle-friendly.
  • FIT AS A PRO – Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts is the flagship product to the brand and includes full body workouts that may be done with nothing more than a water bottle.

Among her many fitness credentials, Sesselmann is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, Pan Am Gold Medalist, and played for Canada’s National Team at the 2015 World Cup.

In March 2017, she announced she was moving to Los Angeles to play professional women’s soccer in the U.S. for the UWS National Champion Santa Clarita Blue Heat.

Fit As A Pro was the recipient of the “Fitties” Best Small Spaces Workout in 2016, awarded by the blog fitbottomedgirls.com.

For more information on Fit As A Pro visit:

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ABOUT LAUREN SESSELMANN

Lauren Sesselmann is a professional international soccer player and fitness enthusiast. She is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, Pan Am Gold Medalist, and was part of the 2015 World Cup for Canada’s National Team. Lauren also owns a fitness company called “Fit As A Pro” with her business partners and a worldwide soccer camp called “Success Through Soccer.” She enjoys being involved in charity organizations, she is also a power up coach and ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Lauren has also appeared in two feature length films “Dark Awakening” and “X-Species” as well as the web series “Soccer & Drinks”, the upcoming short film “Love Afterlife” and filming another feature this summer.

ABOUT CAFÉ OSCURO FILMS

Café Oscuro Films, LLC is an independent film production company with two business divisions: one that focuses on short and feature length films, while the other produces high-quality fitness content. With offices in Miami and Los Angeles, the film division believes in innovative, inspiring and quality film production based on the talents of individuals who believe in cinema as the best form of expression of their professional ability and passion. The “Fit As a Pro” series is the flagship product in the fitness genre. The thriller, “Dark Awakening” co-starred “Fit As a Pro” co-founder Lauren Sesselmann. For more information, visit: http://www.cafeoscurofilms.com

FIT AS A PRO Wins Best Workout Award

Café Oscuro Films, is honored to receive one of the most prestigious awards in the fitness industry for FIT AS A PRO – 10 Minute Full Workouts for Small Spaces with Lauren Sesselmann video. Thank you FitBottomedGirls.com for having us as part of The 2016 FITTIES.

From FitBottomedGirls.com
“The Fitties are basically our version of the Oscars. And we give them out to only the best-of-the-best fitness- and health-related products that we have tried in the last year and love like whoa. We mean, we covet this stuff and only select products we believe in and recommend 100 percent.”

Best workout for small spaces: Fit As A Pro: Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts for SMALL SPACES with Lauren Sesselmann. We love Lauren, and we really love this quick and effective workout that you can do pretty much anywhere.

Dark Awakening Colombian Premiere

Café Oscuro Films and CineColor Films had a night to remember at the Colombian Premiere and red carpet in Bogotá Colombia on Sept 29th 2015.

Joined by main actor Jason Cook who traveled specially for the event, media, special guests and horror fans it was one of the best premiere nights the film has had. Liliana Kligman, executive producer of the film and CEO of Café Oscuro Films and Alexandra Isaza, Marketing Director of the company were thrilled to present the movie in their home country.

 

 

Dark Awakening: Multiple Platforms Release

“Fearless, frightening and utterly creepy! Take notes, Hollywood.  This is how it’s done.” – Uncle Creepy, DreadCentral

 “Haunting both visually and narratively…” – Dave Dreher, The Horror Channel

DARK AWAKENING
LANDS ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS IN THE UNITED STATES

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 – JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY NIGHTMARES!

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Just in time for the horror season, the critically-acclaimed thriller DARK AWAKENING becomes available on DVD, digital and On Demand platforms through Alchemy Entertainment.  Set for release September 22, 2015, DARK AWAKENING is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath. Directed by Emmy™ winner Dean C. Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”), the film centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him.

Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn), and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell his mother’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town.  Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O’ Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O’ Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all.  The film was executive produced by Liliana Kligman and Michele Weisler (The Ring).

The film was a co-production between Café Oscuro Films, LLC and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures. It has been featured as Official Selections at both the 2014 SITGES Film Festival and the 2014 Montreal Comicon Horror Film Festival.  The film also screened at the Cannes Film Market in May 2014.  The Little Film Company is its worldwide representative.

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REVIEW: ” A thriller that horror fans will love”

From: VideoViews.org

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn. Introducing William Pifer and Lauren Sesselmann.

Director: Dean C. Jones
Genre: Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Year: 2015
Rating: NR

Dark Awakening is a suspenseful thriller that horror fans will love. Directed by Emmy™ winner Dean C. Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”), the film centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him. Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn), and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell his mother’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town. Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O’ Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O’ Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all.

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“Dark Awakening” is an Indie horror that delivers the goods despite its low budget. I was prepared to talk about the story a bit here but the above synopsis covers it just fine and if I was to go into more plot details I would only ruin the film for those wanting and waiting to see it. So instead I will talk about the film a bit. For starters the haunting piano playing during the film’s opening credits gives you the feeling that the film will be a chilling experience and that is exactly what you get. So it really set the tone. Another thing you will notice right from the start is the film’s gloomy cinematography which creates the perfect atmosphere and mood right away.

The film wastes no time setting up the story and introducing the audience to the characters. It also does not waste any time getting to the paranormal activity that awaits . “Dark Awakening” is a horror film that has its secrets but it is content to keep them to itself until later in the story which helps build up a good amount of suspense and mystery which only thicken as it goes along. The film does not break any new ground as far as the story goes, we have all seen plenty of horror films like it before but ironically it is the story that I liked best about the film because it brings a lot of it’s own ideas and it does a great job of sucking you into the mystery as you wait to know more about the town and it’s missing children.

It does not use cgi effects but the make-up and practical effects work to perfection. I thought it was an old fashion horror film that delivered on tension and scares, it does not take long before it is in your head and under your skin. And last but not least let me talk about the cast, Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn are terrific as James and Jennifer Thomas and I was really impressed with William Pifer who is amazing in his acting debut as their young son, Danny. And who does not love Lance Henriksen? He is excellent as Father Donovan O’Malley and he really adds some star power to the film. I must also mention Director/Co-writer, Dean C. Jones who did a fantastic job crafting this terrifying tale. I look forward to seeing what he does next.

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“Dark Awakening” is in theaters now and it will expand on July 24, 2015. You can find out where it is playing and follow it’s progress by visiting the film’s Facebook page HERE.

Going off the trailer I was not sure what to expect but the film grabbed my attention right from the start and it just got better as it moved along. If you like a good horror film then I recommend checking out this smart, creepy and frightening film now. I cannot close this review without reminding everyone to stick around for a scene after the credits all over.

Dark Awakening Red Carpet in L.A.

New supernatural shocker DARK AWAKENING teams the director of COFFIN BABY with the executive producer of THE RING and Cafe Oscuro Films for a haunting you will never forget!

Genre fave Lance Henriksen stars, and FANGORIA hosted the red carpet premiere!

The event was held on Wednesday, July 15th at Los Angeles’ popular Jumpcut Café . Members of the film’s cast and crew attended the Premiere.

Produced by Cafe Oscuro Films and Directed by FX ace Dean Jones (TOOLBOX MURDERS, OUIJA, MORTUARY, DAY OF THE DEAD) and starring iconic actor Henriksen, DARK AWAKENING centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him. Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn) and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell Mom’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town.

Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O’Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O’Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all… DARK AWAKENING was executive produced by Liliana Kligman and THE RING’s Michele Weisler.

Be sure to check ‘Dark Awakening’ out in limited theaters now and EXPANDING, July 24, July 31. List of theaters here: https://goo.gl/KwNzqe

 

Dark Awakening Theatrical Release Date Confirmed.

Cafe Oscuro Films, production company of feature film ‘Dark Awakening’ is very pleased to announce that Hannover House, distribution company for the film in US territories has revealed the theatrical nationwide release of the movie . The date is July 17th 2015. A new poster has also been disclosed and both companies are looking forward to other forms of releases later this year including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital and a major TV network.

Liliana Kligman, executive producer of ‘Dark Awakening’ said:

“It is with tremendous, tremendous joy that we share the news today of the release in theaters of our first movie ever, horror/thriller ‘Dark Awakening’. We will bring more news as we are authorized to do.The movie will live past theaters, as we will have other forms of releases as well later in the year, including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital and a major TV network. We can’t give details at this moment, but we are sure you will want to keep enjoying the ride this movie is.

For me more than a movie is a dream becoming a reality. Has been an insane non-stop hard work for two straight  years, with the help (physical and in spirit by a continued support) of some incredible people (family, friends, colleagues). All the doubts and frustrations, sleepless long a** nights along the way now seem without importance, but they were lessons, lessons that pushed us all involved in the process to work harder and harder every day.

More than a movie, this is the concoction of hard work from a team, and we hope you enjoy and get scared with this creation… ‘Dark Awakening’ , it’s aaaaliveeee. (sorry, got carried away with the horror and had to quote ‘Frankestein’)

We are here with the sole purpose of inducing a feeling that will have you sleep with your light on at night, look under your bed, check the closet, and most importantly will make you stay away from the basement… because ‘some secrets are better off buried’ ”

Watch this space for more information about the release!

Official US Theatrical Release Poster
Dark Awakening Official Trailer

‘Dark Awakening’ Premieres at the Cannes Film Market

Horror Film ‘Dark Awakening’ From Executive Producer of ‘The Ring’ Premieres at the Cannes Film Market This Month

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – May 13, 2014) –  Café Oscuro Films, in collaboration with Atlantic & Pacific Pictures, are pleased to announce the premiere of their most ambitious project to date, “Dark Awakening” (previously titled Nevermore) at the Cannes Film Market next May 18.

From the executive producer of “The Ring” (Michele Weisler), “Dark Awakening is a horror-thriller film that takes place in Cedar Rock Falls, a small fictional town in North Carolina where a man (James), his wife (Jennifer) and 7 year-old son (Danny) decide to move temporarily after the death of James’ mother. Soon, the family begins to experience strange episodes of frightening apparitions in the house, including those of dead children.

The film is co-written and directed by renowned director and special effects’ artist Dean C. Jones. Emmy Award winner, Mr. Jones has been actively involved in productions such as “Poltergeist,” “Poltergeist II,” “Star Trek,” “X-Men First Class” and “Pirates of theCaribbean,” among several others.

Legend of the genre and three-time Golden Globe nominee actor, Lance Henriksen, acts in the film as Father Donovan. Best known for his roles in ‘Alien’ and FOX’s “Millennium,” Mr. Henriksen is the perfect complement to a talented cast that includes Jason Cook (Days of our Lives and General Hospital) and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan & Son and The Big Bang Theory), as well as model and Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann and little actor William Pifer in the role of Danny; both making their feature-film acting debut.

Filming of “Dark Awakening” took place in the Alamance County in the State of North Carolina for an entire month, giving the opportunity to many local residents to be cast in supporting roles throughout the movie.

Recently, the marketing team released the film’s official trailer and teaser, as well as the first promotional posters with amazing feedback from fans all around the world on the film’s social channels.

With Cannes just around the corner, Colombian-born Executive Producer for “Dark Awakening” Liliana Kligman (Café Oscuro Films) said:

“Filming Dark Awakening was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire career. I had a lifetime dream that started at College, became a great idea a couple of years ago in Bogota, Colombia and then materialized as a production company in the US. Being able to work on such large and ambitious project as ‘Dark Awakening’ and then see it come to Cannes is just phenomenal. Hand in hand with our partners and co-producers, and the entire collaborative team, keeping our focus and working very hard every day, today, we are very proud of the final product and very confident Cannes will open a lot of doors not only for the film but for other projects in the pipeline.”

Hand in hand with Hollywood producer Robbie Little and his company The Little Film Company (Dark Awakening’s official sales agent), Café Oscuro Films and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures hope to secure a larger distribution deal as the movie shows at the Cannes Film Market, held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival, one of the highest profile film showcases in the world.

After closing a distribution deal, hopefully for as many territories as possible, “Dark Awakening” is expected to come to theaters for audiences to enjoy a world-class independent horror film that will leave viewers wanting more.

To follow all that goes with Dark Awakening” from today to its theatrical release, follow the film’s official social channels:

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Unleash Your Inner Athlete With New “FIT AS A PRO”

Unleash Your Inner Athlete With New “FIT AS A PRO” Workout DVDs From Olympic Medalist Lauren Sesselmann

From Yahoo!

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – Mar 19, 2014) – Professional soccer star Lauren Sesselmann firmly believes, “Everyone is an athlete in their own way.” Her own athletic training has

taken her to the 2012 Olympics and gained her professional status. Now she wants to share her favorite workouts with anyone looking to up their own fitness game and get into their best shape possible. Her “Fit as a Pro: Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts for Small Spaces” and “Fit as a Pro: Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts” DVDs are available now on www.amazon.com and on www.FitAsAPro.com from Café Oscuro Films, LLC for $19.98 each. They are appropriate for all fitness levels. More information is available from @fitasapro and on Facebook at Fit As A Pro.

Sesselmann knows first-hand that professional athletes have challenges finding the time between traveling, practice and games to train effectively. When they’re on the road, often a hot
el room workout is the only option. Sesselmann credits these take-with-you-anywhere 10-minute routines for getting her more functionally fit than she’s ever been before. She knows they will help others whether they’re training for an event, going for a smaller size or simply trying to get through the day with more energy and strength. Leaner legs, a firmer butt and flatter abs will also result from consistent use.

“Fit as a Pro: Five10-Minute Full Body Workouts for Small Spaces” is designed to work just about anywhere — a bedroom, hotel room; many moves are even cubicle-friendly. The options include two equipment-free total body workouts, a barre-inspired chair workout, a pillow workout, a boot camp-style cardio circuit plus the warm up and cool down.

“Fit as a Pro: Five 10-Minute Full Body Workouts” includes a full body workout that may be done with nothing more than a water bottle. The other menu options are a cardio and agility workout (a jump rope is optional), jumping, abs and towel circuits plus warm up and cool down. The Pilates-inspired ab workout is done on the floor and works the core from every angle. The towel circuit involves challenging gliding moves done with washcloths on a bare floor.

Both DVDs may be played one segment at a time or all the way through. Sesselmann worked with fitness expert, presenter and fourth degree black belt Guillermo Gomez to make the workouts accessible and effective for all fitness levels.

Lauren Sesselmann has worked with team trainers and personal trainers throughout her athletic career. Her “Fit As a Pro” DVDs reflect the training she has created to be in her best personal shape ever. It was the training that took her, as part of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, to their gold medal win at the 2011 Pan American Games and bronze medal in the Summer, 2012 Olympics. Once a fan of heavy weights, squatting 300 pounds, Sesselmann credits these moves with giving her the speed, agility, strength and flexibility to excel on the field and off. This is the same training she’s doing to prepare for the 2015 World Cup. Lauren is expected to join the National Women’s Soccer League’s new Houston Dash for their debut season this spring.

Café Oscuro Films, LLC is an independent film production company with offices in Miami and Los Angeles. They believe in innovative, inspiring and quality film production based on the talents of individuals who believe in cinema as the best form of expression of their professional ability and passion. The “Fit As a Pro” series is their first production in the fitness genre. Their thriller, “Nevermore,” is slated for theatrical release later this year and will co-star “Fit As a Pro’s” Lauren Sesselmann.