On the morning Xavier prepares to leave for his mission in Afghanistan his partner Aaron desperately tries to live in the moment and struggles to ward off thoughts of the atrocities his partner will face.  

Creative team

Writer/director: Ron Kennell Producer: Bruce Godfree

Filmmaker’s statement

“Reveille is a wake up call, a love story, a tribute to gay soldiers and their partners. It is also a meditation on how the public act of mourning can be subjugated by the very society for which the soldier is willing to die.

Weaving a mutable reality, Reveille explores the haunting beauty of a soldier and his partner sharing what may be their last morning together while touching on the isolation of a society that was never a part of their love. The simplest gesture, look, song or word can have an enormous impact on our memories.”

About Ron Kennell

Ron Kennell

Of the two decades Ron spent acting in film, television and theatre, it’s the six years he spent performing Shakespeare at Stratford that gave him his inspiration to write.

While Reveille represents Ron’s debut as a writer, director and producer, Dr. Cabbie (First Take Entertainment/Caramel Films, due to be released this summer) marks Ron’s first feature film as a writer.

The two-time Dora Mavor Moore award nominee for best actor (Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman and Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile) studied at George Brown Theatre School.


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