Dad's Guns

Siblings in middle America confront familial responsibility, pop culture ideas, and dangerous assumptions as they decide the fate of their father's gun collection.

  • Vincent Singleton
    Director
    The Porter
  • Neil Blackadder
    Writer
  • Brittany Alsot
    Producer
    A Meal With Dad
  • Susan Wingerter
    Key Cast
    "Ellen"
  • Gregory Dodds
    Key Cast
    "Robert"
  • Sandra ML Mesrine
    Cinematographer
  • Brittany Alsot
    Editor
    Tides
  • Rachel Léger
    Score
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vincent Singleton

Vincent Singleton is a Full Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Loyola University’s School of Communication with areas of focus in cinematography, production, and directing. Previously, Singleton has served as an adjunct professor at various institutions throughout the Midwest including Columbia College, The Second City Training Center and Film School, Northwestern University, and more. Singleton's short film, "The Porter," won an HBO/Kodak award, and his docs have taken top prize at various film festivals including the San Diego Black Film Fest and the Action on Film Fest in Monrovia, CA. He earned his BA in Psychology from Knox College and his MFA in Film/Video Directing from Columbia College Chicago. Vincent resides in the Midwest where he enjoys flying as a private pilot and FAA part 107 certificated drone operator.

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Director Statement

Written by Neil Blackadder. Neil is a writer and translator who retired from teaching theatre in 2019 and recently moved from Chicago to the Catskills. He originally wrote "Dad's Guns" as a play; it was published in 24 Gun Control Plays (2013) and has since been presented in several staged readings, often as part of events focused on gun violence.