DADDY ISSUES is the first feature film to come out of sister duo - Kimberley and Amy Datnow who head up Clean Slate Productions.
Synopsis: When her emotionally distant father dies and leaves her his company, a 20-something, hapless stand-up comic must move from London to Los Angeles to take over the family business and try to win her father’s approval, even after his death.
Following a successful US launch, DADDY ISSUES is coming to the UK on 10th August 2020.
Kimberley Datnow co-wrote, produced (alongside sister Amy Datnow) and stars in DADDY ISSUES alongside Tanner Rittenhouse, Peter Jason, Alice Carroll Johnson and Francis Lloyd Corby.
The release of DADDY ISSUES follows international film festival success including: Winner of 2020 Winter Film Awards, Winner of Nice International Filmmaker Festival, Winner of Best Lead Actress at Mallorca Intl Film Festival and Idyllwild Intl Film Festival, Official selection at Miami Film Festival and Winner of Best Feature, The Valley Film Festival.
On speaking about the upcoming release, Kimberley and Amy (co-founders of Clean Slate Productions) commented:
“The inspiration to make this film came after the sudden death of our distant, but loving father. We were living on other sides of the world when it happened; Kimberley working as an actress in Los Angeles and Amy living in Israel and writing for the Jerusalem Post. We would call each other and laugh at our modern dating mishaps, our dysfunctional families and our failure to come of age and navigate the competing demands of our twenties.
As we gradually became a little older and wiser, we grew hungry to see stronger but flawed, three-dimensional female leads grappling with the same issues as us. Being the change we wanted to see in the world, we came up with Daddy Issues. It’s a self-aware dry romantic comedy, mocking the ridiculous habits and stories we heard whilst researching the project. Through making this film, we began to see my own patterns, going back time and time again to the people that treated us badly. We hoped that Daddy Issues could shine a light on these issues by making light of them; finding humor in the darkest of places, taking the audience on the same journey to self-acceptance”.
DADDY ISSUES is released by Alarm Pictures 10th August 2020.