When their dad dies unexpectedly, estranged siblings Russell, Jane and their adopted brother, Alex, come home to tend to his remains. Though unable to spend a single day without bickering, they are able to agree on one thing: No one wants to keep the ashes. With little guidance and mounds of resentment stalling their every move, the siblings must work together to achieve a proper goodbye. The man who tore them apart brings them closer together as they discover what it means to be a family again.

DEAD DAD is a feature film created by friends. It was shot in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas over the course of one month. Produced entirely from the funds of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the production embodies the independent filmmaking spirit. With limited means and an abundance of passion, the cast and crew devoted their free time to complete the film and bring DEAD DAD to life.


Festival Screenings:

Tallgrass Film Festival 2012 – Audience Award Winner
Spokane Film Festival 2013 – Best Feature: Silver Spiffy
CAAMFest 2013 – Best Narrative Feature
Florida Film Festival 2012
Woodstock Film Festival 2012
New Orleans Film Festival 2012
Bahamas Int’l Film Festival 2012
Bend Film Festival 2012
Belfast Film Festival 2013
Dances With Films 2012
East Lansing Film Festival 2012
Festivus Film Festival 2013
Gasparilla Intl Film Festival 2013
Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival 2012
Jacksonville Film Festival 2012
KahBang Film Festival 2012
Lone Star Film Festival 2012
LA Asian Pacific Film Fest 2013
Louisville Int’l Festival of Film 2012
Napa Valley Film Festival 2012
Salt Lake City Film Festival 2012
Tacoma Film Festival 2012
Twin Cities Film Festival 2012
United Film Festival 2012