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Full Out budget $1.5 million

According to Jay Deverett, the total budget for the film is approximately $1.5 million, which he said is “higher than average productions by independent film standards, but it’s not a lot.” The producers hope to eventually sell the movie rights to a major U.S. television network.

$1.5M gymnastics movie filmed this week at Oakville club


… As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin’s life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident.

Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val’s help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship …


(via Christy Ann Linder)

Jackie Chan would have been a great gymnast

new Gymnastics film – The Bronze

The Bronze is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Bryan Buckley and written by Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch. …

Principal photography of the film began in early July 2014 in Amherst, Ohio. Some gymnastics scenes filmed at Sokol Ceska Sin, in Cleveland, Ohio. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will release the film in 2015. …

Plot – A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist Hope Annabelle Greggory (Melissa Rauch) must fight for her local celebrity status when a young athlete’s star rises in town. …

The Bronze

It will premiere at Sundance 2015.

(via Australian Gymnastics Blog)

Peszek, Wieber cameos on Full Out

MCS Maria:

The movie is the real life story of UCLA gymnast, Ariana Berlin, who as a teenager was one of the top junior olympic (JO) athletes in the country. At thirteen, Ariana and her mother were involved in a near fatal car accident that left her unable to do gymnastics. She became an accomplished hip-hop dancer and later became a walk on to the Bruins’ gymnastics team …

The movie has no official release date yet …

Samantha Peszek and Jordyn Wieber on the Set of Full Out

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Jennifer Beals as Miss Val

BealsJennifer Beals has joined the cast of Sean Cisterna’s Full Out, a inspirational sports movie based on the true story of Ariana Berlin, a California gymnast …

Beals will play UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, who helped Berlin return to her school’s gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship. …

The ‘Flashdance’ star plays a UCLA coach alongside co-star Ana Golja of ‘Degrassi’ fame

Ariana Berlin – the movie

Ariana Berlin’s comeback story was made for Hollywood: Nearly-fatal car accident ends a young girl’s Olympic gymnastics aspirations. Girl turns to dance but does not give up her other dream of competing for the UCLA Gymnastics team. Girl gets an opportunity to make the team at UCLA and ends up becoming an All-American.

… art is now imitating life, as Berlin’s story is being turned into a movie called Full Out.

Learn more about Berlin’s story in the third installment of UCLA’s “I Am” series: “I Am … Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie”.


Ariana Berlin with Ana Golja, the actress who will play Ariana.


Watch a promo video on UCLA Bruins.

MG Elite documentary planned

Like Gymnastike’s Beyond The Routine (subscription) and the terrific Sports2Visuals documentary series launched May 2013, THE HARD WAY TO SUCCESS (free), Lauren Hopkins and collaborators on The Gymnternet have something exciting coming our way. Free. :-)

MG Elite

In a new and very exciting endeavor, The Gymternet will produce a documentary series about MG Elite’s journey leading up to the Olympic Games.

The series will focus on 2014 U.S. junior national champion Jazzy Foberg and 2013 U.S. junior national silver medalist Laurie Hernandez – two of the biggest junior prospects in the country leading up to Rio 2016

2013 U.S. junior national vault champion Ariana Agrapides, too young for Rio 2016 but training for Tokyo 2020 – will also make appearances throughout the series. …

Our plan is to release episodes online every few months leading up to the Olympic Games, right down to the team being named at Olympic Trials. If Hernandez and/or Foberg are selected for the team that will compete in Rio, we will follow their journey there …

The Gymternet Will Produce MG Elite Documentary

related – Triple Twist – Aug 2013 – Chatting with the MG Elites…Laurie Hernandez, Ariana Agrapides, and Jazmyn Foberg

These in depth documentaries are terrifically popular. We need MORE aspiring movie makers.


I’d love to see her go into acting. TV or film. :-)

THWTS – Anthony van Assche

The Hard Way To Success – Episode 15

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

new – THWTS now has a webshop for those who would like to help support the development of these video features.

indiegogo – Men’s Gymnastics movie

Larry Cruz proposes to make a movie promoting men’s gymnastics, motivated by the need to SAVE Men’s NCAA Gymnastics.

His fundraising goal is $500,000.


The story of ten gymnast ranging from intermediate to collegiate levels give all they have physically and mentally to stand on top of the podium every competition.

We are saving the dreams of our gymnastic kids, while saving men’s gymnastics in the NCAA.

Details via that link.

Great cause. Personally I feel the budget is too high. And Larry’s promo video does not fill me with confidence that he’s the right guy to put together an inspirational movie.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

CHALK IT UP – the film

Brooke Buffington and Maddy Curley are still looking for money to produce the NEXT Gymnastics movie.

Brooke updates via email:

Thanks to some amazing investors, CHALK IT UP begins production on September 4th in Riverside, CA and then will move to International Gymnastics camp in the middle of September to film all of our gymnastics sequences.

If you would like to contact CHALK IT UP please email:


LIKE their Facebook page.

Props Department

Props Department

deja vu all over again

What film am I reminded of? :-)

Our Nelli Kim – new documentary

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics:

… Nelli is highly respected in her home country, and there is a Nelli Kim Academy of Gymnastics in her town of Chimkent (Kazakhstan). sports.kz has also just released a new video documentary on the great champion …

Our Nelli Kim : a new documentary

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Nelli is not going to be remembered as one of the great FIG WT Chairs. I certainly hope she does not run unopposed again next cycle.

She was a fantastic athlete, however, better than Nadia in many ways. Nadia’s strongest competitor.

Nelli Kim competed once competed in my home town. I still recall how fantastic she was to watch LIVE. And how surprised I was to see her wearing a drab brown leotard. :-)