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New movie also stars Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk 

“Packs an emotional wallop…something fresh and genuine” – NOW Magazine

Toronto, ON - 27 March 2017 – Following its successful theatrical release, the buzz-worthy film Kiss & Cry makes its broadcast debut on Family Channel on Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Degrassi: The Next Generation alumni Sarah Fisher and Luke Bilyk, the romantic drama chronicles the real-life events of Toronto teen Carley Allison, an upcoming figure skater and singer who made medical history with her fight against an extremely rare type of cancer. Filmed in and around Toronto, the inspirational movie also stars singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and Backstage’s Julia Tomasone.

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Sarah Fisher stars as Carley Allison in Kiss & Cry, premiering Friday, April 7 on Family. To see the trailer, click here.

An inspirational, modern day love story full of the unexpected, Kiss & Cry follows Olympic hopeful Carley Allison (Sarah Fisher) who after passing her senior level skating test, suddenly experiences difficulty breathing. Awaking in the hospital, she receives news from her doctor that puts her dreams on hold – she has a rare form of malignant melanoma in her trachea, making her one of the only people in the world to be diagnosed with it. While dealing with this life changing news, Carley embarks on a relationship with her boyfriend John (Luke Bilyk) and begins a journey that sees her become a YouTube sensation, sing the national anthem at the Air Canada Centre and make medical history – all by the age of 19.

Following the movie’s premiere, Kiss & Cry will be available in the Popcorn Pix section of The Family Channel App and on Family OnDemand.

Kiss & Cry stars Sarah Fisher (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Carley Allison; Luke Bilyk (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Carley’s boyfriend, John; Chantal Kreviazuk as Carley’s mom, May; Julia Tomasone (Backstage) as Carley’s younger sister, Samantha; Sergio Di Zio (Flashpoint) as Carley’s dad, Mark; Brittany Bristow (Baxter) as Carley’s older sister Riley; and Naomi Snieckus (Mr.D) as Carley’s Nurse, Sophie. The movie is executive produced by Jeff Deverett (Full Out) who also serves as producer alongside Avi Federgreen (One Week), Jay Deverett (Full Out) and Sean Cisterna (Full Out) who is also director.

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