GUIDANCE

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SYNOPSIS: David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get.

Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counsellor. The students of Grusin High love him – it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast who’s just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime.

DIRECTOR BIO: Pat Mills’s first feature film, the dark comedy GUIDANCE, which he wrote, directed and starred in, had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Picked up by Strand Releasing in the US and Search Engine Films in Canada, Guidance was theatrically released in Summer 2015. Hailed as a “GRADE A” comedy by the Los Angeles Times and a New York Times Critics’ Pick, it currently holds a 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Guidance is now available on DVD, Netflix, Vimeo, Amazon, TMN, HBO and itunes. His performance as “David” was nominated for an Actra Award for Outstanding Male Performance.


TIFF Official Selection

WRITTEN BY: Pat Mills

CAST: Pat Mills

PRODUCERS: Mike MacMillan, Alyson Richards

SELECT FILM FESTIVALS: TIFF 2014

SALES: International: The Film Sales Company

DISTRIBUTION:Canada – Search Engine Films
US – Strand Releasing


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