Christian Sesma, already a successful restauranteur from Palm Springs Ca, was inspired to pursue a lifelong passion in filmmaking after graduating from San Diego State with a degree in Anthropology. An avid film buff since as far back as he could remember, Christian decided to make a pair of “no-budget” short films, drawing upon the guerilla filmmaking techniques and the filmmakers that inspired him which eventually gained official selections on the 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 by Warner Home Video released 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 with DVD set for a fall 2011 release.
Christian is currently in production on The NightCrew, an action/thriller thru Maya Entertainment, and is set for a mid 2012 release. He and his production company are currently in development on BOOM!Town, a stylized action/western, Pom-Moms, a raunchy female comedy and Anexo a based on true events thriller.
Christian is thoroughly committed to becoming a mainstream latino filmmaker with emphasis on comedy and action genre films.
“…writer/director Christian Sesma handled his duties well when it needed to fill whatever genre was happening at the time. There was just a minor taste of Kevin Smith or even Edgar Wright…definitely one to watch”
Shoot the Hero Review
“3 out of 4 stars”
“Sesma happily touts the Tarantino/Rodriguez style of violence/comedy as if it was the latest thing…”
-Variety, Shoot the Hero Review