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Testing Grounds

VIMFF FS Testing Grounds x
World Premiere
5 mins |
Canada |
2021
DIRECTORS:
Darren Rayner
, Ryan Proctor
LANGUAGE: English

Synopsis

What drives the inquisitive mind to create? And how long do we endure failure to uncover success? Achievement looks different to every human and sometimes looks unfamiliar, even to those who achieve their goals.Testing Grounds is a short film about a man failing upward on the long climb to reinvention and the pain he endures to rise above a family’s legacy of failure.

Directors

vimff fs testing grounds director darren rayner

Darren Rayner

Darren is the founder of Vancouver production company Magnafire Media. He has worked in the film industry for 15 years, with a background in branded content, commercials and documentaries. Passionate about the outdoors, highly skilled in all aspects of content creation, and battle hardened from extensive experience with clients and conceptual challenges of all kinds, Darren truly is a human Swiss Army Knife.
vimff fs testing grounds director ryan proctor

Ryan Proctor

Ryan Proctor has spent 20 years living the adventurous life in the Coast Range of B.C., most of that time spent building a career in brand development and marketing strategy with a focus on content creation. Throughout his career, he’s worked with the most trusted and credible Canadian brands and production houses. Ryan has worked as a producer, director, camera operator, and actor in television series, feature films, action sports films, and award-winning shorts. His creativity is unmatched, and his main goal is to make viewers laugh. He almost always succeeds. Almost.

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