A wife faces the unthinkable when her husband, suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, rapidly declines.
Kylie Garcelon
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New York, New York
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MORAL COMPASS is a short film produced by Gladiolus Productions in August 2015. Written and directed by Kylie Garcelon, it is the story of Jacquelyn, a loving wife, who faces an unthinkable reality as she witnesses her husband's severe mental decline due to Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Heartbreaking and dramatic, Moral Compass is a provocative film that explores some contentious social issues. The screenplay has garnered attention and critical acclaim from the following festivals and competitions,

  • 2nd place in the Short Script Competition at the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival
  • “Top Ten Finalist” in the screenplay competition of the 2015 NYC Independent Film Festival
  • "Quarter Finalist" in the 2015 Screencraft Short Screenplay category
During a previous campaign, Moral Compass caught the attention of a corporate funder who contributed generous funds for production costs, and is offering to match, dollar for dollar, up to another $5,000 in contributions for post production.
Post production is a complex and costly process and that is what this campaign is all about!  We are seeking contributions that will specifically pay for the following post production needs:

  • Editing
  • Color correction and grading
  • Sound engineering and mixing
  • Music licensing
  • Packaging
  • Film festival submissions
  • Marketing

For more information about our award-winning works; who we are and what we've accomplished please view our website at www.gladiolusproductions.com Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this opportunity further, email us at: gladiolusproductions@gmail.com 


Annie McGreevey as 'Jacquelyn Wainwright' 

Annie McGreevey made her Broadway debut as a “Big Spender Girl” in
Sweet Charity; played Marta (“Another Hundred People”) in both the
original Broadway and London productions of Company; created the role of
Donna in The Magic Show; Lily St. Regis in Annie and 18 characters in The
Moony Shapiro Songbook; standby for Mrs. Lovett and the Beggar Woman
in Sweeney Todd at Circle in the Square. Off Broadway: Angel Eyes in I
Stand Before You Naked at the American Place Theater; Co-wrote, along
with Jim Crabtree, the one woman show Footloose in Flatbush which she
also starred in at The Westside Arts Center; Mrs. Tancred in City Center’s
Encore production of Juno. Nationally: Voices of War, a one woman drama
commissioned by the Library of Congress. Annie played Rose, an 80 year
old holocaust survivor, in Martin Sherman’s one woman play of the same
name. She created, along with Roger Grunwald, The Mitzvah (originally
entitled Walter& Jakob) at the Emerging Artists Theatre’s “Illuminating
Artists” festival. The Mitzvah which stars Mr. Grunwald and is directed by
Ms. McGreevey, has been chosen for fiscal sponsorship by the New York
Foundation for the Arts. It is currently touring nationally. Television: Ms.
McGreevey has most recently been featured on Law and Order, Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit, and Six Degrees. Over the years she has also
been featured in numerous television commercials. Ms. McGreevey is a
concert artist, nightclub performer, and recording artist. A graduate of
LACC’s School of Cinema, and an alumna of AFI’s Directing Workshop For
Women, Annie wrote, directed, and produced several short films. Her film,
The Sheet Cake, aired on PBS stations throughout the South. She is a
founding member of The Alliance of Woman Directors.


Steve Carter as 'Riley Wainwright'

Steve made his stage acting debut at the Canton Ohio Player’s Guild Theater in the 1960s. From then till now is nearly a lifetime of experience, loves, losses, money, no money, successes, failures. . .memories. Memory. What are we but memory?  To use all of a lifetime of memory to create a character, Riley, in Moral Compass, a role so much about memory, is a real gift. The character is also about relationship and it is such an honor to open my heart/mind memory to make Riley real and invite the audience into his life created from the screenplay and pieces of my own life. As I get older, the roles, the acting, gets deeper.

Robyn Babina as 'Ashley Wainwright'

For as long as she can remember, Robyn Babina has always had a fascination with acting.  Her BFA in Film/Drama from Syracuse University allowed her the opportunity to explore different aspects of the industry and after college, she spent 10 years directing school productions and teaching drama to  middle school students.  In the winter of 2011, Robyn joined a community theater group and she began taking classes and fine tuning her skills by studying the methods of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, the Meisner Technique, and practicing improvisation with the Magnet Theater and UCB.  In these few short years, Robyn has appeared as principal and supporting characters in all forms of media including short and feature films, television productions, webseries, commercials and also theater. She currently lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and her two little boys.  Robyn is also a co-founder of Gladiolus Productions, LLC.


Logan Preston Hale as 'Mike Wainwright'

Orly Shemesh as 'Dr. Helen La Monde'

Ron Millkie as 'Father Richards'

 Amber Namery as 'Young Jacquelyn' 


Jason Erik Zacek as 'Young Riley'

MELODY GARCIA as 'Police Officer 1'

PETER BARKOURAS as 'Police Officer 2'

JILL, JORDAN, and JARED BERGMAN as 'Wainwright Family Friends'

AMANDA FORSYTH as 'Wainwright Family Friend'

FAITH T. ROBINSON as 'Wainwright Family Friend'

RACHEL WISHNIA as 'Neighbor'

DIANE DIMOVSKI as 'Power Walker'



Writer and Director:  KYLIE GARCELON

Director of Photography:  DEREK MINDLER


Unit Production Manager & Casting Director:  ORLY SHEMESH

Script Supervisor:  KIMBERLY DIPERSIA

Script Editor:  HUGH CAMERON

Assistant Director:  NOLAN MALONEY

1st Assistant Camera:  INES PORTUGAL

Sound Recordist:  JAMES PETTY

Assistant Grip:  KALEB MILLER
Hair & Makeup Supervisor:  AMANDA FORSYTH
Assistant Hair & Makeup:  DEREK CLOONAN
Wardrobe Director:  ROBYN BABINA
1st Production Assistant:  LINA LANSKY
2nd Production Assistant:  ALYE BEA CARLEVARO
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