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Chalk It Up is a 2016 American gymnastics film directed by former gymnast Hisonni Johnson. The film stars Maddy Curley, John DeLuca, Nikki SooHoo, Drew Seeley, Julie Warner, and Thomas Fowler.[1][2]

Chalk It Up
Chalk It Up poster.jpg
Directed byHisonni Johnson
Produced byBrooke Buffington
Maddy Curley
Written byBrooke Buffington
Maddy Curley
StarringMaddy Curley
John DeLuca
Nikki SooHoo
Drew Seeley
Julie Warner
Thomas Fowler
Music byChad Cannon
CinematographyHisonni Johnson
Release date
  • September¬†13,¬†2016¬†(2016-09-13)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Both SooHoo and Warner had previously co-starred with Curley in Stick It; the two films are not connected, although both deal with competitive gymnastics.



Apple, a student at the prestigious Greene University, has a business editing other students' papers. Her main goal is to marry her rugby-playing boyfriend Todd. However, the rugby team is disbanded because of the Title IX rule, and Todd transfers to another school. Apple decides to start a women's gymnastics team so that he can stay. She and her roommate Cali find six athletic girls at Greene. She also meets Chet, another rugby player and the TA for her economics class. The athletics director eventually approves the gymnastics team. With Cali as their coach, the team starts to learn gymnastics. Apple and Chet grow closer, and he kisses her.

The rugby team is allowed to compete again. Todd returns to campus, makes Apple fold his clothes and then dumps her. Heartbroken, she quits the gymnastics team and starts spending her time going on dates. Without her, the team disbands, and her friends, including Chet and Cali, stop talking to her. Then, the school's dean finds out about Apple's paper-editing business. Apple has a hearing where she is accused of violating Greene University's academic policy. During the hearing, she realizes what the team meant to her, and the case is dismissed. She apologizes to her friends, and the gymnastics team is re-formed for the last competition of the season. Each gymnast improves with practice, and at the meet, they do well and hit all of their routines. Apple ends the competition by scoring a perfect 10 on floor exercise. Chet meets her afterwards, and the two kiss.



Principal photography began on September 3, 2014. The film was shot in 12 days.


The movie was made available for pre-ordering from August 25, 2016 on iTunes.[3] It was released on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play on September 13, 2016.


  1. ^ "Chalk It Up (2015)". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  2. ^ "Cast". Chalk It Up, LLC. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  3. ^ "Chalk It Up on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-08-29.

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