81 minutes – Comedy Canadian release date: August 14, 2015 Festival release date: September 5, 2014 (TIFF) US release date: August 21, 2015 Canadian Distributor: Search Engine Films US Distributor: Strand Releasing
Poster and still courtesy of Search Engine Films
Guidance follows David, a drug-addled former child star who has no future, no money and no skills. In an act of desperation, he fakes credentials and scores a job as a high school guidance counselor, where he becomes a hit with the students due to his affinity to hand out drugs and alcohol along with his advice. Through helping his students David is forced to confront his own issues and figure out who he really is and what he wants out of life.
Don Allison Alexandria Benoit Alastair Forbes Jen Goodhue Kevin Hanchard Alex Harrouch Allison Hossack Tracey Hoyt Becky Johnson Michael Kaplan Robert B. Kennedy Michael Koras Jee-Yun Lee Ian Matthews Claire Mazerolle Laytrel McMullen Pat Mills Jane Moffat Alex Ozerov Clyde Phillips Sr. Emily Piggford Mary Pitt Julian Robino Haley Shannon Goran Stjepanovic David Tompa Maria Vacratsis David A. Wontner Zahra Bentham Timm Zemanek Eleanor Zichy
Doctor Lisa Glen Mrs. Schlitz Principal Newman John Ginny Brenda Waiter Teen Boy #2 Ginnys husband Police Officer Reporter Mr. Schlitz Meaghan Nisha David Gold Ms. Simms Brent (‘Ghost’) Prisoner Alexondria the Goth Apathetic Cashier Teen Boy #1 Trixie Prisoner Mr. Howell Ms. Kim Desmond Jabrielle Mr. Ball Rhonda