The Marketing & Communications Assistant will play an integral role in the development and implementation of the York Region Festival Trail: Celebrating Canada 150, a project under the York Region Festival Alliance initiative. This new signature festival experience in York Region to commemorate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation will be launched in June 2017 and will highlight our region's rich cultural diversity, artistic excellence and innovation through a multi-channel marketing campaign linking immersive arts and cultural experiences at more than 30 community festivals and events.
The Program & Event Assistant will play an important role in the development and implementation of new and existing programs and services for artists, creative entrepreneurs, tourism operators and cultural organizations. The successful candidate will also support York Region Festival Alliance members with their artistic programming identified in the York Region Festival Trail: Celebrating Canada 150 campaign. Other programs include the Artrepreneur Business Accelerator Program, festival and event professional development workshops, SpaceFinder York Region, mentorship programs, artist-in-residence programs as well as other events and services providing professional development opportunities to stakeholders.
Sean Cisterna is a York Region-based film director. He directed the YTV musical King of the Camp. His 2011 feature film road trip comedy Moon Point played the international festival circuit to great success, winning several awards. His 2015 project Full Out, starring the iconic Jennifer Beals, is a feature based on the true story of gymnast Ariana Berlin, and is currently on Netflix worldwide. He is currently working with TLN Television/Corus Entertainment on he new preschool series My Name is Ripley, to be broadcast nationally in 2017.
Kiss and Cry is a romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 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. The film stars Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Naomi Sneickus and Sarah Fisher as Carley. Sarah Fisher and Carley Allison were best friends in real life.
We had the privilege of speaking with Sean about his upcoming film and his experience as filmmaker.