[05/24/22 - 08:01 AM] Video: "My Dead Dad" - Official Trailer - HBO Max A young burnout discovers his estranged father is dead, leaving him the responsibility of managing an apartment complex. With hopes of cutting ties, he's forced to grow up, learning about the dad he never knew through the eclectic tenants.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]
OneFifty Acquires My Dead Dad for HBO Max
The film will begin streaming on the platform June 1st
Fabio Frey's feature directorial debut, which collected major awards throughout its domestic festival run, will stream on HBO Max beginning June 1st. The film stars Pedro Correa (THE MIDDLE) as young burnout Lucas who, after hearing his estranged father has passed away, undertakes the responsibility of managing an inherited apartment complex in Los Angeles. Determined to sell off the complex without a second thought, Lucas meets the eclectic tenants, and soon discovers his father was a different man than the one he knew.
The film also stars Simon Rex (RED ROCKET), Chris Pontius (JACKASS), Booboo Stewart (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURES PAST), Courtney Dietz (BEAST BEAST), Raymond Cruz (BREAKING BAD), and Steven Bauer (SCARFACE). Correa also co-wrote MY DEAD DAD alongside director Fabio Frey.
The filmmaking pair said of the acquisition, "HBO Max has been a dream platform for us since we first started writing this deeply personal story. To see it come to fruition and be available to U.S. audiences is everything we could have asked for. We are grateful to the teams at OneFifty and HBO Max who connected with our vision and are championing it. To release the film ahead of Father's Day is perfect timing."
"MY DEAD DAD exemplifies what OneFifty is all about. It is a uniquely bold vision from a talented creative team that juxtaposes, art, culture, and real-life issues," said Axel Caballero, Head of OneFifty & Vice President, Artistic and Cultural Innovations.
Correa was awarded the 2022 "Best Performance by an Actor" for his starring role in the film by the Santa Fe Film Festival. He grew up between Peru, Seattle, and the Middle East, and he previously served as a video director for the international digital divisions of GQ and Esquire, where he directed talent including Nick Jonas, Constance Wu, Charlie Hunnam, and more. Additionally, the film was honored with the Jury Award for "Best Feature Film" at the Jacksonville Film Festival and "Best Feature Award" for Drama at the Santa Clarita International Film Festival.
The film is produced by Correa for Never Norm Films. Executive producers include Declan Baldwin and Karl Hartman of Big Indie Pictures, in association with Kyle Stroud and Keanu Mayo of Carte Blanche. Amanda Trokan, Director of Content Acquisitions, HBO and HBO Max, negotiated on behalf of HBO Max.
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