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Super Dad!

All Toby wanted was one normal day. Turns proves to be too much to ask for when your dad is Captain Chaos, the super villain of Milwaukee!

  • Maria Pretzl
  • Maria Pretzl
  • Maria Pretzl
  • Nathaniel Schardin
  • Chris Landis
    Key Cast
  • Richard Marlatt
    Key Cast
  • Meg Warner
    Key Cast
  • Nathaniel Schardin
    Director of Photography
  • Nathaniel Schardin
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    Comedy, Drama, super hero
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Maria Pretzl

Maria Pretzl is a writer/director based in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her BFA in Film and Video Production and BA in Theatre Studies from UW-Milwaukee in 2014 and has taken classes under Will Dunne at Chicago Dramatists in 2015 and 2016. In March 2015 she co-founded Traveling Lemur Productions, LLC with partner Nathaniel Schardin where they have become the go-to company for local theatre companies and other arts-based organizations that want quality videos and photography. Other credits include, Film: RICHARD II (director/writer/producer), CINDERELLA, THE FIRST 30,000 YEARS (director/videographer/editor). Theatre: SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Director, Village Playhouse), SUPER DAD! (Playwright, Chicago Dramatists), SONGS OF LOVE: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE (Director, World’s Stage Theatre). Maria currently resides in Milwaukee, WI.

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Director Statement

Growing up, I loved super hero cartoons (X-Men is still one of my favorites). But there was one detail that bugged me. Audiences would see the hero catch the bad guy, the bad guy would get locked up, but in a week or two, they'd be back on the street! Most times without a jailbreak-like episode or any other explanation! SUPER DAD! was partially inspired by that, and what these villains could be doing in between their bouts of wreaking havoc on their city.