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In a dystopian future where Corporate hiring practices are policed by an elite division of the military, a General must determine if her ideal candidate is fit for the position or must pay the price for non-compliance.

“A socially relevant film…The wordings are well-chosen (and)…in Crofoot’s measured writing, the screenplay offers more than enough hints for the audience to guess the deeper meaning behind their conversations…"

"What works in favour of Compliant is its truncated timeline and sharp, witty dialogues…For those whose preferred genres include comedy, thrillers and futuristic dramas, this one is right up their alley…”


"Crofoot has enough imagination and skill to expand this into a feature-length, if not, this still offers a pretty good yardstick for her talent."

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“General Wolcott and Colonel Anand, share an unusual chemistry. To begin with, both actors share an amazing control over their voices. The modulations, in fact, make their characters’ mighty presence even more felt.”

Indie Shorts Mag Team


Cynthia Crofoot

Writer / Exec. Producer / "General Carmine Wolcott"

This film came about when I was talking to my director friend Jim. We were discussing something that I'm sure was very important, when our discussion somehow turned to corporate hiring practices and how it's not always the most competent or most qualified person that gets the job. There are a host of other factors that may play into the decision. I started to think about that and took it to its extreme. What if a military agency policed hiring practices? What would happen if you didn't follow the rules? From there, "Compliant" was born. It's a black-comedy set in a dystopian future where things have gone a bit sideways. I am very proud of it. I had a first rate team of people who helped to make this film a reality, and it was a pleasure to work with them all. As with my first short film "Obdurate", I took on a trifecta of roles - writer, Executive Producer and the lead female role of General Carmine Wolcott. 

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Monica Mustelier


Nominated for By Black’s People’s Choice Award-Best Black Canadian Film Director 2019, participant in Women In The Director’s Chair-Career Advancement Module, won Writers For Writers Diversity Initiative Award-Toronto Screenwriting Conference, winner of ACTRA’s TAWC Short Film Creation Lab 2020, winner of CineFam Micro Cinema Challenge. Monica short (writer/director) “Weeping Willow” screened internationally, won Best Micro Cinema Short-CineFam FF, Official Selection-Lift-Off Sessions Pinewood Studios UK, Toronto Black FF, Finalist -International Gullah FF. Comedy short, “God Squad”-won Best Actress, Vancouver Short FF (writer/actress), comedy short “The Standoff”-won Audience Choice Award, Vino’s Commercial Festival (actress/writer/director).

Website: Monica Mustelier

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Murphy Diggon

Producer / 1st AD

Murphy works as a producer and production manager for film and theatre. She spends her time as the Assistant Production Manager for the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and playing with puppets for her children's theatre company "Felt Heart Collective": Select film credits include: Weeping Willow (Producer / 1st AD - Noodle Soup Productions), Dream Date (Line Producer - Ex Girlfriend Productions), Flood (2nd AD - CFC), End Of The Rope (2nd AD - Kybele Films). 

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Siobhain Fray

"Det. Sara Cordell"

Siobhain graduated from Humber College Theatre Performance Programme in 1999. Having had a full and satisfying career in Film and Television in the 10 years post graduation, she decided to leave the biz to pursue other passions. Emerging from a 10 year hiatus Siobhain is honoured to be a part of this film surrounded by all the talented and gifted actors and crew.

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Gugun Deep Singh

"Col. Ryka Anand"

Gugun Deep Singh is an actor, producer, and writer working in film, television, and the theatre. He also serves as an educator and teaching artist. Film credits include How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town, The Journey Is The Destination, The Kindness Of Strangers, and The Scrapper. Television credits include Nikita, Odd Squad, The Expanse, The Strain, and Nurses.


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Dan MacAskill


1st AC Cam A

Avigal Levona

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1st AC Cam B

Victor On

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2nd AC/DMT

Sarah Goodfellow

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Key Grip

Ashley Churchill

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Gaelen Cook

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Grip/Gaffer Swing

David Hall

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Angela Barbosa

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Kalvin Mallari

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Production Design

Graeme Black Robinson

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Production Design

Francesca Mendaglio

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Production Assistant

Eric Sutton

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BTS / Still Photography

Christella Morris

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Steve Kelly

Post Sound Editing

George Flores

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Score Composer

Jamie Reuben

Score Composer

Bret Higgins

Graphic Designer / Poster Design

Kristina Neuman

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"This film was produced with the generous support of ACTRA Toronto"

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