“Beyond the Sun” is a modern day tale of hope, faith and courage based on stories from the Bible. Featuring an inspiring appearance by His Holiness Pope Francis, “Beyond the Sun” will be a children adventure story where a group of kids overcome obstacles in the wilderness while searching for God. This uplifting story is intended to spiritually engage and encourage audiences of all ages to live their best life, make good choices and help others.

About the Director

Graciela Rodriguez Gilio

Graciela Rodriguez Gilio is a psychiatrist, whose specialty is psychic trauma. She has worked in this field for 38 years and in 11 countries, providing help for victims of abuse and disasters. She is a pioneer in the treatment of panic attacks with EMDR technique. For several years she has worked in conjunction with the Argentinian church on the prevention of child abuse. She collaborates with Caritas Argentina. Additionally, she advised Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio and now advises His Holiness Pope Francisco in disaster themes and abuses. She writes plays based on her experiences in handling trauma and emotions. A cinephile at heart, Graciela grew up with a passion for filmmaking.

Charlie Mainardi

Charlie began his career as a photographer in advertising when he joined his father’s company, Mainardi Photographers, which is a studio that specializes in car photography. He since worked for almost every car company worldwide, including Peugeot, Hyundai, Ford, GMC, and Volkswagen, shooting in Europe, the United States, Argentina, and Africa. Charlie went on to represent the worldwide campaign for Absolut Vodka. He also worked on the campaign for the Renault global Coca-Cola campaign. He won several awards for his photography and directorial work at local and regional festivals in Argentina, as well as Cannes, and New York. In 2013, through the Saatchi Art Gallery, Charlie sold his “Maciel” series, which was a collection of his work developed over a year in a slum, which went on to be recognized by the Secretary of Culture of Argentina.

About the Cast

Emma Duke

Emma Duke has been very fortunate to have worked in film, tv, theatre and voice animation. She began her acting career working in Japan (Grape Studios) in the production Meysen World. Other film credits include Dear Santa, and After the Storm. She voiced Rosy in the Lalaloopsy TV series, and was the original Tokoha in Vanguard Cardfight. She currently plays Kuguru in Buddy Fight. Emma’s theatre credits include A Christmas Carol, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, Barnum, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Cory Gruter-Andrew

Cory Gruter-Andrew got his first acting role on the popular and critically acclaimed series Fargo and flew to Calgary to perform his very first lines in sign-language. He had just returned to Vancouver when he got the role of 11-year-old Arden, a younger version of a character played by William Moseley in the TV movie My Sweet Audrina from a book by famed novelist Virginia C. Andrews. Gruter-Andrews earned a recurring role of Aden in the enormously popular TV series The 100 which involved using the sword-play that he had learned in medieval fighting classes. He also found the time to land three commercials, one of which was as a teen Sasquatch. His guest-starring role on Legends of Tomorrow was also exciting, because he got to play the young Per Degaton, who just might become one of the most evil super-villains ever.

Aiden Cumming-Teicher

Canadian actor Aiden Cumming-Teicher initially began training in musical theater, but loved his first experience on a film set so much that he shifted direction. Aiden began taking on camera-acting classes at the age of nine and has appeared in numerous short films, including “Lou,” the lead role in “In Hiding,” “Always There,” “Lee’s Choice,” “Thumbs Up,” “Book Box,” “Jeremy Tanner is a Sicko,” “The Sock Paradox,” “Home”and “Written.” His other feature films include Dan Starling’s art film “The Chorus” and Pristine Entertainment’s “The Glove”. Aiden received a 2015 Joey Award nomination for his voiceover work in the animated short film “Written.” He also earned a 2015 Joey Award nomination for “Lou” and won a 2016 Young Entertainers Award in Hollywood for “Lou” as well. Aiden has been nominated for a 2016 Joey Award for the lead role in “Always There.” He speaks basic French and Spanish and enjoys fishing, horseback riding, taekwondo and water polo.

Kyle Breitkopf

Kyle began acting at the age of 4, after showing interest in a film production being shot near his home. Shortly after turning 6, Kyle was cast in the role of “Barker Simmons” in the 20th Century Fox feature, “Parental Guidance” directed by Andy Fickman. Kyle had the fantastic opportunity of working beside Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei in the film. This role won him a “Scene Stealer Award” from kidspickflicks.com, and earned him two 2013 Young Artist Award nominations including “best actor under 10 in a feature film”. In 2014 Kyle won a Young Artist Award for his role as Jackson Marshall, in the Hallmark Christmas movie “Catch A Christmas Star”. He also received a nomination for his role as Jack in the series “Satisfaction”. Watch for him as Henry Bennigan in the upcoming ABC series “The Whispers”.