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.
Since then he has made eight feature films…the last 3 indie action films released in 2016.
He also wrote and directed two sci-fi action disaster TV movies for SyFy international, Cinetel and Starz in 2016.
He’s in development on 10 Double Zero, a gritty cop action thriller, Boom!Town a Spanish language western episodic and the political thriller, Wade in the Water. Also currently packaging the latino drama Anexo, based on true events and episodic pitches for digital streaming platforms.
Christian considers himself a mainstream Latino filmmaker with a passion for genre content.