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Father Figures

Harold tragically lost his son years ago in a horrible accident. Unable to cope with the pain, he has taken on a life of pretend, spending the intervening years working as a father-for-hire for young men, standing in for their deceased dads at major life events and family functions. While struggling to help guide these lost souls he is forced to confront his own internal deception, and ultimately, come to terms with the loss he has experienced if he is ever to help his clients move on. Shot entirely in the state of Maine.

  • Alessandro Chille
    Black Jesus
  • Alessandro Chille
  • Wesleigh Sterrs
  • Steven D Hauck
    Key Cast
    The Marvelous Miss Maisel
  • Matthew Delamater
    Key Cast
    The Tender Bar
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon RAW
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Director Biography - Alessandro Chille

Alessandro has written, produced, and directed for Amazon Fire TV, Roki Pictures, Think Aesthetic, ATTN:, Shots Studios, and more directing talent such as Matthew Delamater, Steven D. Hauck, Lamorne Morris, Hailee Steinfeld, Usher, Alesso, Jay Pharoah, and others. The films he has made alongside viral superstars Hannah Stocking, Anwar Jibawi, Lele Pons and others have earned over 2 billion collective views across the web. Past projects of his have been finalists for HBO’s directing competition Project Greenlight and Doritos Crash The Superbowl. Past films have earned awards including selection for the Campfire Series at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, an Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition and Official Selection for the Fort McMurray International Film Festival. His music videos have been featured on Billboard, AXS, TheLADBible, and E! Online. On-screen, He has played characters on Black Jesus (Adult Swim) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX).

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Director Statement

This beautiful story was inspired by the feeling of loss of being stuck an ocean away from my own father during lockdowns and international travel restrictions. I wanted to tell a story about love, loss, and what it means to be family when you've lost your own.