Come to Daddy

Directed by Ant Timpson
2019
95 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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The directorial debut of ace Kiwi genre producer Ant Timpson (Turbo Kid, SFF 2015) tells a fiendishly funny tale of crime, cadavers and father-son “issues".

35-year-old Norval (Elijah Wood) hasn't seen his dad since he was five. Out of the blue he receives a heartfelt letter asking him to visit. What's a nervy and needy son to do except drop everything and trek out to dad's funky, flying saucer-shaped house in the middle of nowhere? It's an understatement to say that Norval's desperately longed-for bonding with his father gets off to a rather shaky start. And things just get worse…much worse. Featuring a stellar cast including Wood, Madeleine Sami (The Breaker Upperers, SFF 2018) and indie film legends Stephen McHattie and Martin Donovan, Come to Daddy is a slow-burn “family film” thriller with a demented, deadly and freakin' funny difference. Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival.

Outrageous, gleefully nasty, consistently clever and a hell of a lot of fun
Michael Gingold, Rue Morgue
It's smart, uncompromising, inventive and just downright hilarious.
Lorry Kikta, Film Threat
Even in its most extreme the film gets kudos for being savagely inventive. Wonderfully macabre, and bitingly funny, 'Come to Daddy' is a must-see for those who enjoy genre-mashing entertainment.
Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry

Special Guest

Ant Timpson
Director

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Fri 14 June
8:45pm
Dendy Newtown
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Sun 16 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
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Program Strand
Freak Me Out, Festival Hits
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
New Zealand, Canada, Ireland
Language
In English
Director
Ant Timpson
Producer
Emma Slade, Laura Tunstall, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Daniel Beckerman, Katie Holly
Cast
Elijah Wood, Martin Donovan, Stephen McHattie
Screenwriter
Toby Harvard
Cinematographer
Daniel Katz
Editor
Dan Kircher
Premiere
International Premiere
Genre
Crime, Horror, Comedy, Off-Beat
Company Credits
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment
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