Canadian Kiss and Cry web

Kiss and Cry

Year 2016
Runtime 92 mins
Language English

Selected as a Top 10 Audience Favourite of the Festival 

Director Sean Cisterna, lead actress Sarah Fisher, actor Luke Bilyk and producer Avi Federgreen, along with Carley Allison's mom and sister will be in attendance at the screening on September 26!

KISS AND CRY is a romantic drama based on the true story of Carley Allison, a promising young 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. 

Featuring DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION alumni Sarah Fisher as Carley and Luke Bilyk as John, KISS AND CRY is based on the true story and remarkable life of Carley Allison. Awaking in the hospital, she receives news from her doctor that puts her Olympic dreams on hold and begins a journey that will see her become a YouTube sensation, sing the national anthem at the Air Canada Centre and make medical history – all by the age of 19.


Parent's Guide: Powerful examples of dealing with grief and making the most of a difficult situation. Depictions of chemotherapy and the ravages of cancer include vomiting, hair-loss and medical procedures. Teens kiss passionately. A few profanities and sexual expletive are used.
Content Information for KISS AND CRY

Overall Grade: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Alcohol / Drug Use: B-

Description of the grades 

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Sean Cisterna
Executive Producer
Jeff Deverett
Avi Federgreen, Jay Deverett, Sean Cisterna
Willem Wennekers
Michelle Szemberg
Casey Manierka-Quaile
Sarah Fisher, Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Naomi Snieckus