COME TO DADDY, the directorial debut of acclaimed producer Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death), will have its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 25.
The darkly comedic thriller stars Elijah Wood (The Lord Of The Rings) as a man in his thirties who receives an invitation to a remote cabin for a visit with his father after a lifetime of estrangement. The film also stars Stephen McHattie (300), Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies), Michael Smiley (The Lobster), Madeleine Sami (Breaker Uppers), and Simon Chin (Killing Eve).
COME TO DADDY director Ant Timpson’s producer credits include such dark and irreverent films as The Greasy Strangler, Turbo Kid, and Housebound. The first-time director developed COME TO DADDY after the cathartic loss of his father initiated an exploration of the potential dark side of father and son relationships.
“As sons, we always have unfinished business with our fathers,” says COME TO DADDY director Ant Timpson. “So I thought, ‘What would happen if that unfinished business knocking?'”
COME TO DADDY is presented by Tango Entertainment and is produced by Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall, Daniel Bekerman, Emma Slade, Katie Holly and Toby Harvard. Executive Producers are Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Hussain Amarshi and Ant Timpson. Co-Producers are Alex Ordanis and Jacqueline Nguyen. Tango Entertainment financed the film with contribution from the New Zealand Film Commission. XYZ Films is repping World sales.
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