Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley
Grayson Moore graduated from Ryerson University's film program. He wrote the short films Bridges and Dorsal, as well as the recently completed virtual-reality narrative short Deerbrook. His directorial debut was his thesis film, Running Season, which premiered at TIFF in 2014, was selected at Slamdance, and won ‘Best Canadian Short’ at the Whistler Film Festival. Grayson also co-directed and wrote Boxing which premiered at TIFF in 2015. He’s currently adapting the novel The Extinction Club for Lumanity Productions (Born to Be Blue, Stockholm). Cardinals is his first feature film.
Aidan Shipley was born in Stratford, Ontario where he was quickly immersed into the theatre community which surrounded him. He played the young son in the Stratford Festival's production of Medea, as well as Prince Arthur (the largest Shakespearean children's role) in King John and learned on the job from some of the best stage actors in the country, including Peter Donaldson, Martha Henry, Tom McCamus and Seana McKenna. After spending two years in Ireland training in hip-hop and breakdance, Aidan returned to Canada for high school where he continued both acting and dancing. While in high school, he appeared in a variety of television and film roles including Family Channel's Vacation with Derek and Showcase's Pure Pwnage.