In 2015, nineteen year old Carley Elle Allison lost her battle to a rare form of cancer. Her beautiful singing voice has become immortalized in her You Tube videos, her love for skating at the rink she practiced at, and her life within her blog. Now, her best friend and actress Sarah Fisher wants the world to truly experience her story and the life she lived.
Kiss and Cry, a new film by Canadian director Sean Cisterna, encapsulates that period of her life: athletic superstar who, after being diagnosed, tackles her cancer with optimism, love, and a whole lotta smiles. Sarah Fisher brings to the table her close relationship with Carley to truly craft her character in a way that represents who she is, something that she discusses in this interview. From the intricate details of the various stages of cancer, to the social challenges associated with it, this film emphasizes the small details that both aim to provide a powerful story and a fitting tribute to a lovely, talented girl taken away too soon.
From Degrassi: The Next Generation to CBC’s Heartland, Sarah Fisher has worked on a number of impressive projects, and her acting skills can clearly be seen in this film. Her role in Kiss and Cry, however, is a lot more personal, and you will get a sense of that from our in-depth interview with her.
Hope you enjoy our conversation!