Come to Daddy

14

93 minutes – Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Festival release date: April 25, 2019 (Tribeca Film Festival, New York)
Release date: February 7, 2020 (Canada)
Production companies: Firefly Films, Blinder Films, Nowhere, Scythia Films
Canadian distribution Mongrel Media
U.S.distributor: Saban Films

Elijah Wood plays Norval, whose life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. He’s an LA hipster who grew up with his mother in affluent Beverly Hills and is coming off alcohol-related struggles. Just five when his father (Stephan McHattie) abandoned him 30 years ago, Norval receives an invitation to visit him at his remote cabin, amidst
a forest on a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean. Hoping that reconnecting with his father will give him the emotional fulfillment he’s been lacking, Norval quickly realizes something is decidely off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Recognizing that a father/son bonding is doomed, he finds himself in waking nightmare.

Shot in Tofino, British Columbia (standing in for coastal Oregon), Come to Daddy is a New Zealand-Canada-Ireland coproduction. This film marks New Zealander Ant Timpson’s feature film directorial debut.



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Crew:
Producer:Daniel Bekerman
Toby Harvard
Katie Holly
Mette-Marie Kongsved
Emma Slade
Laura Tunstall
Executive Producer:

Lia Buman
Tim Headington
Ant Timpson
Laura Tunstall

Co-Producer:

Jacqueline Nguyen

Associate Producer:

Evan Horan

Supervising Producer:

Alex Ordanis

Director:

Ant Timpson

Screenwriter:

Toby Harvard

Cinematographer:

Daniel Katz

Editor:

Dan Kircher

Composer:

Karl Steven

Production Designer:

Zosia Mackenzie

Art Director:

John O’Regan
Charlie Whiteway (Set decoration)

Costume Designer:

Angela Ganderton

Cast:Roles:

Elijah Wood
Stephen McHattie
Garfield Wilson
Madeleine Sami
Martin Donovan
Michael Smiley
Simon Chin
Ona Grauer
Ryan Beil
Oliver Wilson
Raresh DiMofte
Gord Middleton
Alla Rouba
Noam Zylberman

Norval Greenwood
Gordon
Ronald Plum
Gladys
Brian
Jethro
Dandy
Precious
Danny
Young Norva
Swinger
Swinger
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