Higher Function

Providing entertainment is simple; what we do is based on a Higher Function

Creative Director:


Greg Marrast

Greg Marrast has been acting since he was four years old. Greg is an honour graduate from Sisler High School where he received a Visual and Performing Arts Diploma, for his excellence in both choir and drama. Greg is also a graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film studies.

He has appeared on TV's "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" as confused teenager Ryan Crane, as well as Jordan Jackson on the limited web series "Verdict".

Greg has recently completed his 3rd & final year at Summit Pacific College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Leadership. Greg enjoys singing, reading, working with kids, watching movies and being on stage.

Greg has been married to his wife, Felicia since March 2019, who frequently operates as Higher Function’s photographer.

Greg is the Creative Director and primary performer of Higher Function since its inception in 2012:

"I absolutely love doing what I'm doing. The opportunity to impact and make a change in the lives of so many young people? I feel so blessed. As much as I love performing, I love inspiring kids to be better and encouraging them to be heroes in their own lives. That's really what I value the most; helping kids see how they can make a difference in the lives of others, the way I do in theirs; even if its just for a day . . ."

Greg is most known for performing as: Summit Spidey, Pacific Coast Panther, Finn from "The Force Awakens", the Red Power Ranger & Optimus Prime from "Transformers"

additional Performers:


Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt was a competitive gymnast starting at the age of 4, she was born and raised in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. She moved to British Columbia around age 9 and continued her gymnastics training. She started coaching gymnastics around age 13 and later attended hair-school to become a certified hairstylist.

During this time of schooling she was back in the gym, coaching and training where she was introduced to circus arts and film. This is where her passion for performing became stronger. After a few months of training she began performing professionally as an acrobat in aerial silks, aerial hoop and hand to hand.

She’s been taking part in local events, tv stunts, festivals and corporate events, as well as teaching circus arts to all ages, & coaching competitive gymnastics for the last 13 years & working out of her home based hair studio.

She’s taken a break from performing to have 3 beautiful children, and has now come back to performing, and joining forces with Higher Function!

Emily is most known for performing as: Girl of Steel & Agent Widow.