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Reach Up & Try Again


A slice-of-life musical comedy which follows the members of It's All In The Mind's as they pick up the pieces after the pandemic devastated their musical careers and try to hit the heights they once never reached.

Our Review

The credits towards the end was too hilarious, especially, 'makeup' - we could have used some and 'Legal counsel'- Google. Reach up & try again is a laughable, lovable musical drama by Mark Stallard. Mark, Jared & Ryan totally enjoy acting as much as we do watching it.

Director Biography - Mark Stallard

Mark David Stallard is a singer/songwriter and lead singer in the Winnipeg band It’s All In The Mind. He has been writing songs since the early 1980s, when he performed in pubs and clubs along the south coast of England. Stallard's solo work has been licensed to Shaw Television Ltd. Stallard has written and produced several 2D animated music videos. In 2019 he started work on a web-based reality series called Cannabis Castle which he both shot, directed and edited. Starting in 2021 he joined forces with his It’s All In The Mind bandmates to write, direct and co-star in his first short film, a musical comedy titled “Reach Up & Try Again”.

Director Statement

A writer, musican, director, and anything else that's required to make the movie happen.


  • Mark Stallard Director

  • Mark Stallard Writer

  • Mark Stallard Key Cast "Mark"

  • Jared Adams Key Cast "Jared"

  • Ryan Janz Key Cast "Ryan"

  • Mark Stallard Producer


  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Musical, Comedy

  • Runtime: 22 minutes 20 seconds

  • Completion Date: November 11, 2022

  • Production Budget: 0 USD

  • Country of Origin: Canada

  • Country of Filming: Canada

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

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