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Director:
Writers:
Jessica O'Toole (teleplay)
Amy Rardin (teleplay)
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Release Date:
3 July 2012 (USA) See more »
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American Girl McKenna comes to life in this modern-day adventure about a determined gymnast who must focus on her strengths to overcome challenges and find a way to believe in herself again. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jade Pettyjohn ... McKenna Brooks

Kerris Dorsey ... Josie Myers

Nia Vardalos ... Mrs. Brooks

Ian Ziering ... Mr. Brooks

Ysa Penarejo ... Toulane Thomas

Cathy Rigby ... Isabelle Manning

Kally Berard ... Sierra Kuchinko
Talia Pura ... Grandma

Paula Rivera ... Mrs. Thomas

George Chiang ... Mr. Wu
Kadence Kendall Roach ... Maisey Brooks
Paiten Raine Roach ... Mara Brooks
Aisha Alfa ... Announcer

Will Woytowich ... Cowboy Bob

Abbey Thickson ... Impatient Girl Tutor
Emma Leipsic ... Megan Murphy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laura Cartlidge ... Gymnast (uncredited)
Stefanie Wiens ... School Librarian (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vince Marcello 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mary Casanova  based on: The McKenna Stories by
Jessica O'Toole  teleplay
Amy Rardin  teleplay

Produced by
Ellen L. Brothers .... producer
Steven Brown .... executive producer
Debra Martin Chase .... producer
Erin Falligant .... co-producer
Gaylyn Fraiche .... executive producer
Ellen Rutter .... co-producer
Kim Todd .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Wynn  (as Timothy Michael Wynn)
 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Millspaugh 
 
Production Design by
Craig Sandells 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Spakowski 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Partridge-Raynor  (as Mary Partridge)
 
Makeup Department
Daena Groleau .... assistant makeup artist
Ediena Hawkes .... assistant hair stylist
Travis Marszalek .... key hair stylist
Cindy Smith .... key makeup artist
Alisha Talbot .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jeff Bessner .... post-production supervisor
Ellen Rutter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roman Buchok .... first assistant director
Mimi Crowe .... third assistant director
Brad Medhurst .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Bezilla .... scenic artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist (as Nicholas Burns)
Steed Crandell .... scenic artist
Louis Gagne .... metal fabricator
Mary Esther Griffith .... key scenic artist
Scott Hadaller .... graphics
C. Summer Holmes .... lead dresser
Robert Kestler .... on-set dresser
Scott Layton .... set dresser
Brent Letain .... construction coordinator
Van McLean .... head carpenter
Kirby Schulz .... trainee
Kristin Shanski .... assistant property master
Robert Smith .... carpenter
Laura Souter .... art department coordinator
Katharina Stieffenhofer .... set buyer
Paul Wagner .... property master
Greg Warkentin .... set dresser
John Warkentin .... key greens
Lawrence Zglobicki .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amati .... audio assistant
Richard Calistan .... adr editor (as Rich Calistan)
Steve Copley .... foley recordist
John Elliot .... foley artist
Joe Mancuso .... dialogue editor
Edgar Ozolins .... boom operator
Dino Schiavone .... production sound mixer
Dan Sexton .... sound effects editor
Dan Sexton .... sound supervisor
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer (as Brad Thorton)
Paul Williamson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ed Preston .... special effects coordinator
Wesley Reid .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Chandoo .... additional visual effects
Bill Rude .... visual effects supervisor: Los Angeles
Michael Shand .... visual effects supervisor (as Mike Shand)
Brent Whitmore .... additional visual effects
 
Stunts
Alia Ross .... stunt double: Toulane
Kristen Sawatzky .... stunt double: Josie
Dan Skene .... stunt coordinator (as Daniel Skene)
Kathryn White .... stunt double: McKenna
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Campbell .... digital imaging technician
Andrew Coppin .... digital imaging technician
Todd Elyzen .... b camera operator
Miguel Fortier .... lighting crew
Allen Fraser .... stills photographer
Shane Gowler .... generator operator
Cynthia Greer .... second assistant b camera
Jesse Harris .... b-dolly grip
Ting Henson .... best boy lighting
Doug Kiddell .... rigging gaffer
Namowan Kirby .... lead grip
Marvin Klein .... lead lighting
Izak Mallin .... camera trainee
Matt Margolis .... best boy grip
Marty McInally .... a camera operator
Jeremy Milmine .... lighting crew
Mark Motoch .... generator operator
Robert L. O'Hara .... a-dolly grip (as Rob O'Hara)
Jos Oman .... first assistant a camera
Laird Pierce .... second assistant a camera
Rob Rowan .... gaffer
Rebecca Sandulak .... stills photographer
Julian Saray .... grip
Richard Sinclair .... first assistant b camera (as Rich Sinclair)
Clarke Stockton .... trainee
Noah Taylor .... trainee
John Westerlaken .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Shelly Anthis .... extras casting
Stephanie Gorin .... casting: Canada
Jim Heber .... casting: Canada
Elizabeth Lang .... casting: US (as Liz Lang)
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
Marcia Ross .... casting: US
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katelynd Johnston .... costume buyer
M. Greer McMillan .... truck costumer
William Ng .... costume supervisor
Madeleine Stewart .... costume buyer
Soo Luen Tom .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Dax Brooks .... first assistant editor
Christian Carruthers .... post-production coordinator
Colin Moore .... colorist
Jodie Moore-Brown .... post-production coordinator (as Jodie Brown)
Rocky Polidoro .... on-line editor
Brett Trider .... colorist
 
Music Department
Robben Fenderson .... scoring assistant
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Marc Juenger .... drum programming
Will Kaplan .... supervising music editor
Patrick Kirst .... additional music: and production
Dave Lawrence .... music editor
Christopher Lennertz .... score producer
Christopher Lennertz .... themes
Jessica Neilson .... music coordinator
Zack Ryan .... additional music: and production
Drew Silverstein .... music coordinator
Drew Silverstein .... score coordinator
Anastasia Tajik .... scoring assistant
Philip White .... additional music: and production
 
Transportation Department
Denis Adams .... honeywagon driver
Lorne J. Allen .... driver
Douglas Arsenault .... driver (as Doug Arsenault)
Stephen McGuire .... transportation captain (as Steve McGuire)
John Mysyk .... transportation coordinator
Mohammed Rana .... driver
Wayne Statkewich .... driver
Franklin Swark .... honeywagon driver
 
Other crew
Mackenzie Alexander .... photo double
Sydney Alexander .... photo double
G. Thomas Arnold .... assistant location manager (as G. Tom Arnold)
Ivor Asham .... horse wrangler
Kelly Ashram .... horse wrangler (as Kelly Asham)
Pia Athayde .... production accountant
Daniel Bergeron .... assistant: to Vince Marcello
Mike Blyk .... horse wrangler (as Mike Belyk)
Megan Boswell .... creative consultant
Susan Boyajian .... voice actor
Tony Braga .... security coordinator
Laurel Bresnahan .... child welfare worker
Milt Bruchanski .... location scout (as Milton Bruchanski)
Dave Cartman .... watchman (as David Cartman)
James Cronk .... security captain
Chris Dershko .... key craft service/first aid
Helene Desmarais .... gymnastic coach: and consultant
Cliff Ducharme .... key location production assistant
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Mark Falgui .... chef
Jordan Fines .... head animal trainer
Chris Gabb .... office production assistant
Anastasia Geras .... accounting clerk
Jason Glesby .... watchman
Jodi Goldberg .... creative consultant
Patrick Gratton .... children coordinator
Fran Greenman .... creative consultant
Kerri Heppner .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Hryshko .... photo double
Rochelle Hykawy .... location production assistant
Robert Lagrou .... watchman
Jennifer Mauro .... stand-in
Andrea Mensforth .... assistant first aid: and craft service
Alanna Mills .... script supervisor
Amanda Misquez .... voice actor
Tim Morgan .... location production assistant
Robert A. Norton .... legal services
Corby Pearce .... chef
Becky Pelto .... first assistant accountant
Robert Persechino .... gymnastic coach: and consultant
Jorge Requena .... set production assistant
Kennedy Riehl .... stand-in
Bill Rude .... title designer
RoseAnna Schick .... unit publicist
Matthew Schimnowski .... assistant first aid: and craft service
Andrew Shaw .... sous chef
Joshua Stewart .... assistant: to Debra Martin Chase
Abbey Thickson .... stand-in
Raymond Vermetto .... horse wrangler
Heather Wiebe .... accounting clerk
Colleen Wowchuk .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Kenny Boyce .... thank you
Shari Hebert .... special thanks
Alex McLean .... special thanks
Jolene Schulz .... special thanks
Said Secerbegovic .... special thanks
Carole Vivier .... thank you
 

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Also Known As:
"An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars" - USA (alternative title)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Perfect for your tween daughter., 22 February 2014
Author: Shopaholic35 from Australia

This movie is adorable. It has your traditional tween growing up and finding yourself story but it is also really entertaining.

Everything always seems so much bigger than it really is in school and that is something that will never change. For McKenna her life is all about gymnastics and making the nationals then one day the Olympics. She learns life can be difficult juggling her passion with school and friendships but in true form she finds out what life is really about.

This movie may not be deep or intellectual but it doesn't need to be. It's the perfect light- hearted finding the true you story. It shows that you can have it all if you work hard from the beginning and follow your dreams. And isn't that what all kids need, someone backing them to be the best version of themselves and teaching them that you only fail if you never try.

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