Father’s Day

Ellison, a retired heavyweight boxer that became dependent on painkillers, finally receives his 1-year sobriety chip. With his sobriety heavy on his mind, he decides to spend the day with his adult son Devin. While out, getting some fresh air, Ellison confides in his son regarding his troubles and worries regarding his sobriety. Although Ellison downplays these worries and masks them with lighthearted humor, Devin has his doubts due to having witnessed previous relapses. As the day goes by Ellison finds himself in a situation that will ultimately test his conviction. Weighing the avoidance of triggers versus helping the victim of a robbery attempt, Ellison ultimately intervenes. Fearing the backlash from his son about inserting himself into yet another violent situation that could cause relapse Ellison decides to try to hide this altercation from Devin. Once Devin finds out, Ellison must come to reality that his sobriety will be tested in various unforeseen ways but is ultimately confident in his conviction… or is he.

  • Ellison London
    Producer
  • Arik London
    Producer
  • Arik London
    Director
  • Ellison London
    Director
  • Ellison London
    Writer
  • Arik London
    Writer
  • Dawit Dereje
    Cinematographer
  • Ellison London
    Cinematographer
  • Arik London
    Cinematographer
  • Arik London
    Editor
  • Ellison London
    Editor
  • Ellison London
    Key Cast
    "Ellison"
  • Arik London
    Key Cast
    "Devin/Young Ellison"
  • Dawit Dereje
    Key Cast
    "Robber/NA Member (2)"
  • Bayleigh London
    Key Cast
    "Bayleigh"
  • Niurka Castaneda
    Key Cast
    "Shop Owner"
  • Tadena Dereje
    Key Cast
    "News Woman"
  • Hilario Castaneda
    Key Cast
    "NA Member (1)"
  • Arik London
    Sound Design
  • Ellison London
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Crime, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic RAW, Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Miami Dade College
  • Austin International Art Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    Best Student Short
  • San Francisco Indie Short Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    Best First Time Filmmaker Short
  • Lily Indie Film Festival

    Ukraine
    Best Short Film Screenwriter & Best Crime/Thriller Short
Director - Arik London, Ellison London