Original name: Cardinals
English name: Cardinals
Year: 2017
Run time: 84'
Language: English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley
Producer: Kristy Neville, Marianna Margaret
Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Katie Boland , Grace Glowicki, Peter Spence, Peter MacNeill
Screenplay: Grayson Moore
Cinematographer: Jackson Parell
Editor: Dan Haack
Sound Designer: CJ Woodley
Costume Designer: Robyn MacDonald
Production Designer: Thea Hollatz
Production Company: Wildling Pictures, Téléfilm Canada, Touchpoint Films, Dazmo Camera
World Sales: Cercamon
World Sales Phone: +336 2171 39 11
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  • Toronto IFF 2017
  • Stockholm FF 2017
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2017
  • Whistler FF 2017
  • Cleveland IFF 2018
  • Atlanta FF 2018

Director's Filmography:

  • 2015 Boxing (Short)
  • 2017 Deerbrook (VR short)
  • 2017 Cardinals

Director's Biography:

Grayson Moore (Writer/Director) graduated Ryerson University's film program. He wrote the virtual-reality narrative short Deerbrook. His directorial debut was his thesis short film Running Season, which premiered at TIFF in 2014. Running Season was also selected for Slamdance.

Aidan Shipley (Director) is a Toronto-based actor/director. As an actor he has worked with Atom Egoyan, and many other big names. He co-wrote/directed the short film Boxing, which premiered at TIFF in 2015.

Aidan, and Grayson have together worked on shorts like Boxing, Dearbook, Dorsal. Cardinals is their debut feature.


Years after murdering her neighbour under the guise of driving drunk, Valerie Walker returns home from prison. She plans on moving on without revisiting any of the events she has had years to ponder, but the deceased man’s son Mark, soon shows up at Valerie’s door. He comes for closure but makes his suspicions about Valerie’s motives crystal clear, as he does his intention to dig until he hits the core. Exasperated, Valerie needs to keep at bay past witnesses, an inquisitive therapist, and a creeping Mark, all while protecting her family.