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Dear Dad

A comedy-drama that explores the essence of youth, friendship and family.


Stella Asia Consonni’s coming-of-age comedy drama presents a heart-warming exploration of friendship and love for fathers through the eyes of three spirited adolescents. Nathaniel Dickson, Hunter Nielsen, and Sydney Horton McCraw deliver superb performances, effortlessly embodying the mischievous and endearing nature of their characters.

The film opens with the trio engaging in playful antics within their urban community, capturing the youthful spontaneity and energy that defines their friendship. The setting takes an exciting turn as they establish their secret hideaway called the “Golden Throne,” a rooftop sanctuary overlooking the vibrant cityscape of New York.

As the adolescents convene on their makeshift throne, the narrative delves into heartfelt conversations about their respective fathers, showcasing their flaws and potency with an underlying love and appreciation. This heartfelt exploration resonates with viewers, balancing comedy with genuine emotional depth.

The acting from the young cast is exceptional, with each performer capturing the essence of their character, effortlessly immersing the audience in their shared camaraderie. The musical score enhances the overall tone, enhancing both the humor and emotional moments, seamlessly blending into the narrative fabric.

Throughout the film, viewers will find themselves wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia, evoked by Consonni’s skillful direction and Anthony Carella’s top-notch, cinematic cinematography. Every frame is carefully composed to capture the essence of the story and setting, further immersing the audience in the cinematic experience. Furthermore, the sound design and post-production work are deserving of praise, enhancing the immersive experience with impeccable attention to detail.

Stella Asia Consonni’s short film leaves a lasting impression through its heartfelt narrative, superb acting performances, and impressive technical execution. It successfully captures the essence of youth and friendship while exploring the complex relationships between children and their fathers. Highly recommended for those seeking a blend of comedy and heartfelt storytelling that resonates long after the credits roll.

Dear Dad Short Film


Runtime: 7 min
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