An aging couple hire a young actor to temporarily take the place of their deceased daughter.

Creative team

Director: Aidan Shipley
Writer: Grayson Moore
Producer: Nicole Bond

Filmmaker’s statement

Bridges was my third year film at Ryerson University.

Being my first real attempt at directing, I relied heavily on my producer Nicole Bond and writer Grayson Moore to guide me through this crazy experience.

We shot it at my family home in Stratford, Ontario, which came in handy when casting – I was able to use some of the amazing actors that I had the pleasure of working with when I was a young actor at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

I consider myself extremely lucky to have had such amazing and experienced actors agree to work on this film and it simply wouldn’t have happened without them.

About Aidan Shipley

Aidan Shipley

Raised in Stratford Ontario, Aidan Shipley’s passion for theatre and film began through the Stratford Shakespeare Festival at a very young age.

Since moving to Toronto to attend the Ryerson University Film Program, he has flourished in both his directing and acting career.

His acting work has allowed him to work with some of Canada’s best filmmakers including his latest role in The Captive, directed by Atom Egoyan, which made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

His student films have won several awards and been official selections of prestigious film festivals across Canada and worldwide.


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