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New Orleans Film Society

Dead Dad

USA 82 min.

Director
Ken J. Adachi
Writers
Ken J. Adachi, Kyle Arrington
Producers
Kelly Calligan, Ben Hethcoat
Cinematographer
Eric Bader
Editor
Eric Ekman
Director Bio
Director/Writer Ken J. Adachi's projects have screened across the country, and his short film Picture Day won a College Television Award in 2010. While working primarily in short formats, Adachi developed an urge to complete a feature length film. New to Los Angeles and with limited funds, he and his collaborators embraced a grassroots approach and worked nights and weekends to make it happen. The result is Dead Dad, Adachi's feature film debut.
  • Trailer: Dead Dad

Synopsis

When their dad dies unexpectedly, estranged siblings Russell, Jane and their adopted brother, Alex, come home to tend to his remains. Though a stubborn and proud bunch, they are able to agree on one thing: nobody wants to keep the ashes. With little guidance and mounds of resentment among them, the three must work together to achieve a proper goodbye. The man who split them apart brings them closer together as the siblings learn what it means to be a family without their dad.