Aim High Short Film

Brody is on his way to save his deteriorating relationship with Clare. Unfortunately for him, she’s not considering a break-up. She’s considering a murder. Chilling inner-demons battle with a hopeless romantic in this visually striking dark comedy.

Written & Directed by: Daniel McGuire - Rising Films

Produced by: Maria Gagliardi - Black Ram Media Group 

17min 41sec

Rebekka Gondosch-Clare

Rebekka is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin’s M.Phil. in Theatre and Performance program, has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and English Language and Literature from Brock University, and a B.Ed. from Redeemer University College. Her recent theatre performances include Chicago, Theatre Ancaster; A Modicum of Freedom, Make Art Theatre; Ephemeral Home at Hamilton Fringe, Passing Through Theatre; Normal Shmormal at Mind PLAY festival, Open Heart; Perfect Wedding, Village Players Toronto; and Annie, Theatre Ancaster. In March she will be playing one of Shakespeare’s Witches in Macbeth, 9M Theatre. She is currently part of Hamilton’s ALERT program (Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program) where she is co-producing Hamilton’s site-specific winter performance festival. Rebekka is also a high school Drama and English teacher in the Niagara region.

Michael Pearson-Brody

Michael Pearson is a Toronto-based actor, event host, and educator represented by Amy Hines at Hines Management. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Acting from the Marylin I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University; shortly after he also obtained a Bachelor of Education. Michael has amassed a variety of acting credits ranging from films, commercials, voice overs, and live theatre. He most recently appeared as Ben in Theatre Orangeville's production of The Birds and the Bees. Michael has also had the privilege to perform internationally, appearing in the lead role of Self Prescribed, a film produced and shot on location entirely within the Cayman Islands.
When not performing Michael can be found in high school classrooms around the Toronto area where he shares his knowledge and passion for the Dramatic Arts with today's youth. He is extremely grateful to have collaborated on Aim High with director and long time friend Daniel McGuire.  visit Michaels web page

Trevor Ketcheson-Neighbor

Trevor Ketcheson is a Toronto based actor in theatre film & TV appearing in commercials and on community theatre stages from a young age. A graduate from Brock University’s B.A. (H) theatre program, where he met co-stars Michael and Rebekka, Trevor still pursues theatre; recently appearing in Secret Session’s The Princess Bride as Wesley. Meanwhile; Trevor has been studying the camera acting craft under the tutelage of the Alza Acting Studio and appearing in over 20 IMDB credits. Trevor also produces short video content under the title Ketch22 with associate companies such as Laughing Vikings Studio, Gutter Films and most famously Tinkenpooh Productions’ short film The Film Festival in which he also starred. Trevor is grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented creators and collaborators on this project and much praise to Danny for architecting a master piece.

Daniel McGuire-Writer Director

Daniel McGuire’s first series of short films were produced as a teenager after immigrating to Scotland in 1998. He developed the fundamentals of his craft in writing and directing through the hands on process of movie-making. Daniel attended the Govan Initiative Film Media program through Cardonald College in Glasgow in 2003. He worked on a series of short films which would go on to screen in the UK festivals and local venues. Shortly after returning to Toronto, Canada in 2005 one of Daniel’s student films ‘Passengers’ was screened in the New York International Film Festival.  Daniel’s first feature outing ‘Psychopath’ followed several years later and this no-budget horror movie went on to clear Three-Million views on Youtube. Daniel also was a guest host for Lifelong Learning program in Mississauga, lecturing on the “Forgotten Art of the Film Score” Daniel’s newest short film Aim High is both a labour of love and a showcase of resourceful film making that will be used to draw attention to his next feature outing, ‘The Morning Dark'

 

 

Producer/Still Photographer Maria Gagliardi
An independent film/TV producer who is committed to helping artists stay true to their vision. She brings with her a lifetime of experience in all Realms of media and images both moving and still. She brings A Soulful quality to everything she produces. Co/Owner of Black Ram Media Group, Maria aspires to bring more truth to film making.