FILMMAKERS BIO: Writer/Director/Producer
Christian Sesma, already a successful restauranteur from Palm Springs Ca, was inspired to pursue his passion in filmmaking after graduating from San Diego State with a degree in Anthropology. An avid film buff, Christian decided to make a pair of “no-budget” shorts. Both gained official selections on the Short Film Festival circuit in 2004. That move led to his first feature in 2005 with the drama/thriller titled 6:30 (Six-Thirty), made for $15, 000 which was subsequently bought and released in August 2006 on DVD thru Westlake Entertainment nationwide. Christian began quick work on another follow up micro-budget indie, a teen horror film, On Bloody Sunday released by Warner Home Video in 2008 on DVD, PPV and On Demand.
And in 2009, Christian’s break out indie feature came with the action/comedy film titled Shoot the Hero! starring Jason Mewes and Danny Trejo released by Warner Brothers and Virgil Entertainment on DVD, PPV and On Demand in the fall of 2010. It is now currently airing on Showtime and The Movie Channel and is in retail outlets worldwide. Also in 2010 he wrote and directed the comedy festival hit I’m Not Like That No More, starring Felipe Esparza and Paul Rodriguez. It made it’s US festival premiere at HBO’S New York Latino Film Festival and was in limited theatrical release in 25 cities. Also available on iTunes and Amazon.
Christian is in post-production on the indie feature LOST TIME, a sci-fi thriller starring Luke Goss, Lin Shaye, Rochelle Vallesse, Derek Mears and Robert Davi. Currently Sesma is directing/producing the graphic novel style series VIGILANTE DIARIES, starring Jason Mewes and Paul Sloan, a direct to consumer VOD thru Chill.com. Next up, Sesma is set to shoot the action movie AWOL, starring Luke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine and The Rza in late Spring. Also in prep for him is The NightCrew, an action feature film slated to shoot summer 2013.
In development is the mixed martial arts comedy pilot, K.O. Lopez with Mario Lopez, Tapout Films and 3Arts Entertainment and BOOM!Town, a stylized action western feature. He and his production company are currently shopping POM MOMS, a raunchy female comedy and ANEXO a based on true events thriller . Sesma also hosts Shorts Showcase on PBS airing in Southern California twice a week, showing short films from around the world, boasting an Inside the Biz segment with various industry friends and colleagues.
Christian considers himself a mainstream filmmaker with a passion for genre films.