It was only a matter of time before the Stuart gang's long history of heists and robberies attracted the attention of the biggest mob boss in the country: Maxwell. But a recent string of failed heists hint towards a set-up, straining the relationships between the four members. Through Jack's guidance, Stanley's realism, Kerun's acceptance and Rankin's live-free attitude, the group continues to surge forward, despite awkward and outcast personas. As Maxwell's desire to see them grows, the group must assess the value of family and the bonds that hold them together.
A Rock-and-Roll, highly-stylized feel, this movie touches on everything from 80’s Miami Vice with its over-the-top violent material to a quirky comedy with its charm.
Cool, calm and collected, Jack is the highly skilled leader and brains of the gang. His willingness to put his own life on the line to help any member of his team solidifies his position. The only one with real blood on his hands, he thirsts for perfection and is fueled by a Manhattan.
Jack's childhood was rough, leading him down this inevitable path. Forced to take after his father, he is in a constant battle to escape from his past, from where he grew up and from this insurmountable mess.
An outcast within a group of misfits, Stanley's charged with holding down the back end of things. His precise craft for realism makes him the perfect person to forge documents and cheat the government through his pen. He drinks iced amaretto, listens to music from the 70, loves books and tries to live within their stories as a source of meditation and escape.
Never afraid to take Jack aside, he is often found voicing his worries and dislikes. Stanley knows this will allow his brother Jack the comfort that someone has his back.
Guns, cigarettes, and Bloody Marys. Rankin is the muscle and safety specialists of the gang. His loyalty to the group has earned him his position as Jack's right hand man. He's also a marksman and the only one to own a gun. He works hard, using his muscle to get the gang out of tight situations. The only problem - his short temper, ability to fly off the handle and his terrible shot. He is constantly seeking Jack's approval and quick to throw Stanley under the bus when things go awry.
IAN BRENNEN (WRITER/DIRECTOR):
Making movies since he was 10 years old, Ian saw the potential of a camera. After years of practice, he ventured on to Sheridan where he gratuated from the Media Arts program. Meeting many potential colleagues and crafting his technical skills in Cinematography, Ian quickly ventured on into the industry, finding a job at Bling Digital, an up and coming Film Lab. Having spent a few years further his education and love for all things film, and winning some festivals along the way, Ian is ready and eager to embark back into the thick of things and to direct "Home To The Unknown" - a script he has been working on since his days in college.
SARAH MALDEN (PRODUCER):
Her talent exceeded only by her beauty, Sarah has always made story telling and the arts a part of her life. Sarah graduated from Sheridan's film program after having completed two years of visual arts studies. Excelling in the arts and in production, Sarah has exhibited her work at the NFB, the CFC and at various venues throughout Toronto. She currently works at a contemporary arts centre and can be found cuddling with her weiner dog (and best pal), Euie.
MATT MATLOVICH (PRODUCER):
An aspiring screenwriter and director as well, Matt is trying his hand at producing for the first time. Currently working at Bling Digital in Toronto, he’s attended university and film school, gaining valuable insight into the industry and establishing a strong network with fellow graduates. Working on 'Home to the Unknown' has been a great experience, allowing Matt to first develop the story with Ian, and now work to bring the story from script to screen.
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