Ant Timpson makes his feature film directorial debut with the dark comedy thriller COME TO DADDY. Timpson previously produced cult classic shocker films ABC’s of Death and The Greasy Strangler. COME TO DADDY makes its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2019.
Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) plays Norval Greenwood, a troubled man in his thirties who receives a strange invitation from his estranged father. COME TO DADDY features an experienced cast, featuring Stephen McHattie (300), Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies), Michael Smiley (The Lobster), Madeleine Sami (The Breaker Upperers), and Simon Chin (Killing Eve).
Norval is a thirty-something man-child living with his mother while he recovers from alcohol dependence and a suicide attempt. He is estranged from his father, but when his father sends him a letter after years of separation, Norval decides to reconnect with him. Leaving his privileged life of ease behind, he takes a bus to his dad’s remote coastal home hundreds of miles away. Norval hopes to form a bond with his long- lost father, but he quickly realizes that his dad has problems of his own. His father is disagreeable and makes Norval uneasy with his strange behaviors. Norval soon realizes that he is stuck far from home faced with terrifying demons both real and imagined.
Director Ant Timpson created the film after the death of his father. While exploring his own experience of loss, Timpson focused the movie on a father-son dynamic with a sinister twist. He described the film’s conception saying, “As sons, we always have unfinished business with our fathers. So I thought, ‘What would happen if that unfinished business came knocking?’”
Timpson and Elijah Wood will be in attendance at the Tribeca Film Festival COME TO DADDY world premiere in New York. The World Premiere will take place on April 25th at 9pm at the SVA Theater 2 Beatrice. Additional screenings will take place on Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th and Friday May 3rd. More information can be found HERE.