MERCY FEATURE FILM – CAST MEMBERS

FINN

Logan Mainil

Finn is a soft spoken farm boy who chooses his words carefully, but has a quiet intensity about him. After hitting a deer with his truck, Finn chooses to put it out of its misery only to be slapped with a hefty fine that he cannot pay (for shooting a deer out of hunting season and for firing a weapon in a Provincial Park), and lands himself in jail. Here he meets Officer Brocke and several diverse inmates that will ultimately change his life forever.

M

Bryan Englund

M has an intense air about him. Although not considered big for his size, he is in good shape and relatively fit, but this alone does not keep problematic inmates at bay, rather it is something deep inside that only surfaces when it needs to. Becoming over-protective of his new interest ‘Finn’, causes an uncertainty between the two that gradually gets out of hand.

OFFICER BROCKE

Josh Strait

Officer Brocke is Finn’s cell block operating officer. He acquires an unspoken connection with Finn that creates a fatherly disposition that is meant to be an authorative way to help guide Finn in the right direction.

PAUL

Matthew Wilson

A bit of a character, Paul’s incarceration is drug related and although he has only been in jail for not even a year, he likes to give Finn advice on how things should be done around there.

KIKI

Dawn Bird

Kiki is a prison program counsellor. Generally patient and naturally kind, she sympathizes with Finn’s displacement and much like Officer Brocke’s fatherly disposition, she takes on a similar role as more of a counselling parent, rather than just a paid advisor.

HENRY

George Grassick

Henry has been locked up a long time. You can see the emotion has been drained from his eyes. Although his time is spent, he tries to hold on to whatever hope is left within by passing on his love for the written word by holding weekly writing classes for anyone whose interested. Much to his satisfaction, Finn and M become two of his regular attendees.

WARDEN GINOBLI

Duane Leicht

Warden Ginobli has an air of superiority due to ego and necessity alike. No tolerance for new inmates who make stupid mistakes, he shows very little concern when Finn lands in his office.

MIGUEL

Jason Truong

Miguel likes controversy, so is constantly trying to stir things up. Much like Paul…Miguel, despite his wayward ways, offers up a bit of comic relief.

LAURA

Micaele Johnson

Laura, Finn’s fiancee, comes from an upper-class family with high expectations. Focussing more on what her family and friends think about what she considers to be Finn’s careless action, Laura loses site of her future with Finn and turns her affections elsewhere.

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT VOICE

Trevor Aikman

(speaks for itself)

TONY

Shawn Koch

Tony spends most his days ruling the roost where inmates leave him be. Serving time for murder and not expecting to get out in the near future, he spies up Finn (being the unsuspecting new guy) in hopes of having a little fun to pass the time only to be met with defiance which leads to severe consequences.

FINN’S FATHER

Ron Anderson

Finn’s father is wheelchair bound and suffering from an unnamed illness. Harshly raising Finn under constant criticism, he ends up disowning Finn due to the devastation he feels, thinking that Finn ending up in prison will leave him to die on his own with noone to look after him or take care of things after he passes.

ADMITTING OFFICER

Darren Zimmer

The Admitting Officer has been working at this prison for over a decade and has become so accustomed to the same routine day in and day out, he shows little regard for the job at hand.

SACHA

Bongani Musa

Sacha, an inmate just doing his time offends Miguel in a counselling session.

CAFETERIA GUARD

Omari Wilson

The Cafeteria Guard despite his small stature has an uncanny ability to make inmates feel uncomfortable and proves his tenacity when taking Finn down to the ground.

FINN’S AUNT

Geri Hack

Finn’s Aunt is the one who will ultimately care for Finn’s Father in Finn’s absence, thus bringing Finn’s father to see Finn one last time to say his goodbye’s in the most unfatherly way.

VISITING ROOM GUARD

Ryland Alexander

The Visiting Room Guard is a prison guard assigned to the visiting room, who has only been working at the prison for a few years.

SEGREGATION GUARD

Shaun Salen

The Segregation Guard is a pompous guard assigned to the segregation cells who doesn’t care too much for Finn.

NIGHT OFFICER

Jason Bryant

The Night Officer has only ever manned the overnight desk and prefers to stay put while barking out shot threats to keep the inmates quiet.

JOHN

Angus Vincent

John is an inmate who decides to call Finn out on a rumour.

TERRY

Devon Oman

Terry is another prison inmate who equally decides to call Finn out on a rumor.

FIRST NATION’S MAN

Joey Reynolds

The First Nation’s Man is the metaphorical key. A representative that continues to appear in Finn’s dreams shows Finn symbolic messages that are meant to lead him to his destiny. The connection between the death of the deer and Finn’s relationship with M is relayed during the First Nation’s grand song and dance.

GUITAR PLAYING INMATE

Earl Stevenson

Cameo.

GEORGE

Barry Bzdel

George just sleeps.

SHOWER INMATE

Daniel Ford Beavis

The Shower Inmate, an ex-boxer, helps Tony do his dirty work whenever Tony sees it fit to do so.