The distributor has acquired all US rights to Pat Mills’ comedy that premiered in Toronto.

Guidance will screen at the upcoming Miami International Film festival and stars the Ottawa-born Mills as a former child actor who fakes his way into a job as a high school counsellor.

Pat Mills talks about Guidance

Zaire Bentham, Tracey Hoyt, Kevin Hanchard, Alex Ozerov and Eleanor Zichy round out the cast.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the deal with The Film Sales Company’s Andrew Herwitz and Jason Ishikawa on behalf of Edyson Entertainment.

Strand plans an autumn theatrical release.

Edyson Entertainment’s Alyson Richards produced with Mike Macmillan and the participation of Telefilm Canada. Richards also served as executive producer alongside Ed Gernon.