Daddy

Categories: Feature 
Language: English 
Country: United States 
Runtime: 01:15:00
Genre: Drama, Fiction, Narrative 
 

 
Synopsis: 
"When he finds out his girl is pregnant, a troubled teen changes his ways and tries passionately to prepare for fatherhood, but he has an extremely hard time to cope with the unexpected and shocking challenge he is facing ...…"
 
Information for the audience: 
Directors: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Writers: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh and Dena McKinnon
Producers: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Key cast: Ian Doherty, Alyssa Marchelletta
Screenings / Awards: 
Director: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Biography:
Mahmoud earned a B.A degree in Film Production and Directing. He also earned M.A degree in Cultural Affairs Management. He has been a film director for over 30 years and his major activities include directing documentaries, fiction long and short films. Besides directing, producing and editing films, he is undertaking researching and writing screenplays like long length movie "Noora" that has got several Awards including Best film at "Taormina International Film Festival, 2003" in Italy.
Mahmoud has played the leading roles in long length 35 mm movies such as "The lover of Koochak" and "The Puppet Bride". Mahmoud has also written several long length screenplay including : "Two Friends" (2014), "Poet of life and love" (2009), "My Homeland" (2008), "Forgotten" (2007), "The Migration of Love" (2004), and "Noora" (2001).
His long length movie "Noora" has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals in 2002 and 2003 and has gotten several awards, including "Best Feature Film", at the 49th "Taormina International Film Festival", in Italy, June 2003.
* In 2013 he made his short fiction Drama "The Prisoner". This film has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals in 2013 and 2014 and has got two awards and has been Nominated for some awards, including:
1- The "Best Film" Award 
2- The "Best Supporting Actor" Award 
at "Hollywood Cinerockom International Film Festival 2013". 
3- Nominated for "Best Lead Actor" at "Red Dirt International Film Festival 2013" 
4- Nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" at "Red Dirt International Film Festival 2013"
* And in 2014 he made his latest fiction film "The Debt" that has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals in 2014 and 2015 and has got some Awards and has been Nominated for some awards so far, including:
1- The "Best Film" Award 
2- The "Best Lead Actress" Award 
at 15th "Moondance International Film Festival, Sep 2014", Boulder, Colorado, USA
3- "Best Film 10th Voyage Studios Awards" in 2nd "Flagler International Film Festival, Jan 2015", Palm Coast, Florida, USA
4- "Best Supporting Actress Award" in 7th "North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival Jan 2015", Louisburg, North Carolina, USA.
5- "Best Child Actor Award" in 7th "North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival Jan 2015", Louisburg, North Carolina, USA.
6- Nominated for "Best Drama Award" in 2nd "Flagler International Film Festival, Jan 2015", Palm Coast, Florida, USA
7- Nominated for "Best Ensemble cast Award" in 2nd "Flagler International Film Festival, Jan 2015", Palm Coast, Florida, USA
8- Nominated for "Best in Florida Award" in 2nd "Flagler International Film Festival, Jan 2015", Palm Coast, Florida, USA
* Also In 2015 he made his latest Feature fiction film "Daddy" that has been the "Official Selection" in many film festivals in 2015. This film has been Nominated and Awarded so far, including:
"Daddy" was Finalist for the "Best Screenplay" at the 16th "International Film Festival 2015", CO, USA.
"Daddy" Won six (6) Awards at the "Global Independent Film Awards", USA, September 2015:
1- Best Feature Film 
2- Best Drama 
3- Best Production Design 
4- Best Screenplay 
5- Best Cinematography 
6- Best Original Score
"Daddy" was Nominee in eleven (11) category Awards at the "Global Independent Film Awards", September 2015:
1- Best Feature Film 
2- Best Independent Film 
3- Best Drama 
4- Best Production Design 
5- Best Screenplay 
6- Best Cinematography 
7- Best Lead Actor under 18 
8- Best Lead Actress under 18 
9- Best Original Score 
10- Best Hair & Make-up 
11- Best Costumes
Also "Daddy" was Nominee in eight (8) category Awards at "Brasov International Film Festival, September 2015":
1- Best Film 
2- Best Director 
3- Best Screenplay 
4- Best Art Direction 
5- Best Lead Actor 
6- Best Lead Actress 
7- Best Cinematographer 
8- Best Original Music Score
 
Daddy has received more than 30 awards and nominations so far. These are the latest: 
"Daddy" has gotten an Award as the "Best feature Film" at "Phoenix International Film Festival", Melbourn, Australia, November 2015,
"Daddy" has gotten an Award as the "Best Lead Actress" at "Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival", FL, USA, December 2015,
"Daddy" has gotten an Award as the "Best Lead Actor" at " Brasov International Film Festival", Brasov, Romania, 2015
 
Mahmoud has also been a judge as part of various film festival panel of jurors nationally and internationally including in "Gwinnett Center International Film Festival" in Duluth Georgia, USA "Vagrant International Film Festival" in Minsk Belarus, "Amelia Island International Film Festival" in Florida, USA "Startfest Film Festival" in Orlando Florida, USA "Red Dirt International Film Festival" in Stillwater Oklahoma, USA " WideScreen International Film Festival 2015" in Miami Floria, USA and "48 Hour Film Project" in Jacksonville, Florida, USA for several times.
Director’s Statement
 
News & Reviews
 
Information for theatres: 
student project: No
completion date: 2015-07-01
shooting format: Digital
aspect ratio: 16:9
film color: Color
first-time filmmaker: No
 
Category: 
Narrative Feature