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.

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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

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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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

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.

Film Production Company Cafe Oscuro Films from Colombian-born movie producer…

From left to right: Starr Jones (Producer) Liliana Kligman (Executive Producer) and Dean C. Jones (Director) on Nevermore's last day of filming in Alamance, NC.

Café Oscuro Films, in collaboration with Atlantic & Pacific Pictures, are pleased to have finished the production phase of their most ambitious project to date, the horror-thriller film titled Nevermore.

Nevermore 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 and frightening episodes of paranormal activity in the house, as they discover ghostly apparitions of children.

The film is co-written and directed by renowned director and special effects’ artist Dean C. Jones. Winner of two Emmys, Mr.Jones has been actively involved in productions such as “Poltergist” “Poltergist II” “Star Trek,”X-Men First Class” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, 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 ‘Millenium’, Mr.Henriksen is the perfect complement to a talented cast that includes Jason Cook (Day 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 Nevermore 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.

Executive Producer for Nevermore, Liliana Kligman (Café Oscuro Films) said:

“Filming Nevermore 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 projects as Nevermore, and then see them become a reality 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 have completed an important stage of a project in which we have put all our expectations on”

After finding and closing a distribution deal in the forthcoming months, Nevermore is expected to come to theaters in the second semester of 2014 for audiences all over to enjoy a world-class independent horror film that will leave viewers wanting more. To follow all that goes with Nevermore from today to its premiere, follow Café Oscuro Films’ and Nevermore’s social networks and visit Café Oscuro Films’ official website:

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Young or old, dreams can come true

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life for a typical 6-year-old is sweet and simple, consisting of coloring pictures, playing with toys, going to school and the occasional episode of “Berenstain Bears.”

But William Pifer of Elon is no typical 6-year-old. For the past several months, he has been spending six to eight hours a day on the set of supernatural horror/suspense thriller “Nevermore.”

Rubbing shoulders with stars like movie actor Lance Henriksen (the “Alien” films), soap opera actor Jason Cook (“Days of Our Lives”) and TV actress Valerie Azlynn (“iCarly”), William is showing the world the definition of prodigy.
William’s mother, Allison, heard about the auditions for “Nevermore” from a neighbor. It was William’s first audition, and he nailed it.

“When I went to the audition they loved me,” William innocently boasts. “My neighbor Tammy told my Mommy about it and I said I wanted to do it. When it was my turn, they had me read lines. One part they had me scream like I was on fire. That was fun.”
Without any training, William’s natural talent impressed Dan Kelly, the film’s casting director, and William was given a starring role as Danny Thomas, a 7-year-old boy playing with his imaginary friends who turn out to be not so imaginary.

“Nevermore” is written and directed by Dean C. Jones, an Alamance County native and Hollywood makeup artist. He and his brother, Starr Jones, producer of “Nevermore,” have worked as Hollywood makeup artists for more than 30 years. Their filmography includes movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the recently released “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” among many others. They are also the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp.

The two brothers are passionate about their local roots — that’s why the majority of “Nevermore” was filmed in Alamance County, including the Graham Soda Shop, Holly Hill Mall in Burlington, and Rich & Thompson funeral home in Graham.

The film centers on the Thomas family, picking up the pieces after the death of Mr. Thomas’ mother. They move to a family estate in the fictional town of Cedar Rock Falls, where William’s character Danny starts to meet his seven supernatural playmates.
Even with such a full filming schedule, William loved his time on set.

“It was the easiest work and I had fun. I had school every day, too. I didn’t like that part, but Mommy said I had to do it.”

William, a student at Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School, was tutored for at least three hours every day. His tutor was in constant contact with his teacher back at the elementary school, so William’s transition back into class was seamless.

“Everyone was great to work with.” William’s mother, Allison, said. He found Lance Henriksen to be very laidback and had a special bond with his director.
“Dean Jones was wonderful. William loved him. He said he wanted to do more movies with Dean,” Allison said.

William wants to continue to act, eventually pursuing a career in film. He and his family and are grateful for the experience.
“My husband and I are thrilled and feel very blessed that our son got to have this experience with some amazing people,” Allison said.
Filming ended on March 6. The film is set to be released sometime in 2014.

Elisa Abele is a student at Alamance Community College and an intern in the Accent department. 

Source: http://www.thetimesnews.com/lifestyles/lifestyles-home/young-or-old-dreams-can-come-true-1.118741

Hollywood Reporter: Lance Henriksen Starring in Supernatural Thriller Nevermore

The “Alien” actor joins Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn in the cast.

Genre icon Lance Henriksen is starring in Nevermore, a supernatural horror thriller written and being directed by Dean C. Jones.

Jason Cook, a mainstay of the soap operas General Hospitaland Days of Our Lives, and Valerie Azlynn, who has appeared on shows like Castle, also are starring in the movie, shooing in Graham, N.C.

The movie centers on a couple who experience paranormal activity involving dead children when they move to an estate in Massachusetts.

Henriksen will play a parish priest whom the couple turn to, but the move is a mistake because the priest already knows all about resurrected children.

Albert Dickerson, Michele Weisler and Starr Jones are producing, while Liliana Kligman is executive producing in association with Café Oscure Films and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures.

Henriksen is perhaps best known for his work in the classic Alien quadrilogy and starring in Fox TV’s Millennium (which garnered him three Golden Globe nominations in the television drama category). He is voicing a character in Disney HD’s Tron: Uprising and has several films in the can, including Needlestick, Caretaker and Champion.

Henriksen is repped by APA and Henriksen Talent Management.

Email: Borys.Kit@thr.com

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/lance-henriksen-starring-supernatural-thriller-424920

Thriller Nevermore currently shooting in Alamance County


ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – A movie thriller focusing on ghosts and the supernatural is currently being shot in Alamance County.

“Nevermore” is in about its third week of being filmed in Graham after shooting started on February 7. Crews shot a car crash on Elm Street and Marshall in downtown Graham on Sunday.

The film takes place in the fictional town of Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina. It focuses on a man who decided to move his wife and 7-year-old to the family’s estate home.

The family starts to experience strange paranormal occurrences. The house is haunted by the ghostly apparitions of seven dead children.

Producer Starr Jones said the movie was actually written to depict a town in Alamance County. He said North Carolina has many great resources and shooting locations for a movie.

“We always like being in our hometown and we’ve actually put a production company together to shoot movies here in North Carolina,” he said.

The movie stars former “Days of Our Lives” actor Jason Cook and “Aliens” co-star Lance Henriksen.

Elon native William Pifer said he is having a blast in his first film as Cook’s son.

“He sees ghosts and he’s going around the room playing with them,” he said of his role.

The movie seems to be exciting for Graham residents. It is expected to be released sometime next year.

“I grew up in the Graham area and it’s really interesting that they’re filming a movie here,” said Graham resident Jane Mciver.

Source: http://myfox8.com/2013/02/24/thriller-nevermore-currently-shooting-in-alamance-county/