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Directed by Ant Timpson
FEATURE NARRATIVE 93 Minutes World Premiere
Norval’s (Elijah Wood) life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad’s secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he’s been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare.

After years behind the scenes producing genre fare like The ABCs Of Death and The Greasy Strangler, Kiwi filmmaker Ant Timpson makes his directorial debut with Come To Daddy, a twisty genre-bender that’s as unclassifiable as it is entertaining. Written by The Greasy Strangler co-scribe Toby Harvard, this alternately funny and sinister mystery box of a film retains that notorious cult favorite’s unpredictability yet is firmly grounded by Wood’s terrific “breaking badass” lead performance.

—Matt Barone
Comedy, Thriller
About the Director(s)
Ant Timpson studied law before working in all facets of the industry from festivals and exhibitions to distribution and production. He produced on Housebound, Turbo Kid, and The Greasy Strangler. Timpson sports no tattoos, collects 35mm film prints, and loves animals. Come to Daddy is his debut feature.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Ant Timpson
  • Producer:
    Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall, Daniel Bekerman, Katie Holly, Emma Slade
  • Screenwriter:
    Toby Harvard
  • Cinematographer:
    Daniel Katz
  • Editor:
    Dan Kircher
  • Composer:
    Karl Steven
  • Executive Producer:
    Lia Buman, Tim Headington, Hussain Amarshi, Annabelle Sheehan
  • Co-Producer:
    Alex Ordanis, Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Cast:
    Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Madeleine Sami, Simon Chin

  • Print Source
    Evan Horan
    Blinder Films
    Dublin, D2, D02 YH90
    Phone: +353 1 677 8540
  • International Sales Contact
    Nate Bolotin
    XYZ Films
    Los Angeles, CA 90016
    Phone: 310 956 1554
  • US Sales Contact
    Nate Bolotin
    XYZ Films
    Los Angeles, CA 90016
    Phone: 310 956 1554
  • Press Contact
    Brad Johnson
    Fons PR
    Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 972 898 7528


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