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Gramps felt forgotten, so he pretended to get lost to get some love and attention from his family - it backfired, big time.

  • K. Danor Gerald
  • Dave Bresnahan
  • K. Danor Gerald
  • Dave Bresnahan
  • Walter Platz
    Key Cast
  • Jagger Woolstenhulme
    Key Cast
  • Aiden Beagley
    Key Cast
  • Eric Osmond
    Key Cast
  • Renny Grames
    Key Cast
  • Mason D. Davis
    Key Cast
  • Zach Hursh
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Sonny"
  • Sue Rowe
    Key Cast
  • Dave Bresnahan
    Key Cast
  • K. Danor Gerald
    Key Cast
  • Russ Whitelock
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  • Genres:
    Family, Comedy, Drama, sports
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • KOAN
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - K. Danor Gerald

Danor Gerald was raised in Mississippi, Texas, and Chicago. He is the founder of Monark Media, a boutique production agency. He has produced award winning feature length documentaries on civil rights subjects and black subcultures, His film “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer” has been featured and screened at The National Civil Rights Museum.

Gerald is an accomplished actor with over 50 IMDB credits primarily in feature films.“Grandpa’s Crazy?” Is his narrative feature directorial debut. Gerald has worked closely with Sundance Institute filmmakers as an actor supporting the Sundance Director’s Labs for numerous years. Danor has also worked closely producing content for The Blackhouse Foundation, at the Sundance Film Festival for 6 years running. Producing content for Facebook, Paramount, BET, and other Blackhouse affiliated organizations.

Mr Gerald is currently working with PBS on a series titled “Roots, Race and Culture” (RRC) which he will host and produce. RRC is an informal talk show format which brings guests on to discuss culturally unique topics among Black, Latin-X, Native American, Jewish, LGBTQ+ and other groups. The show begins airing in 2022 and is currently in preproduction.

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Director Statement

I know what you’re thinking. What right does a black man from the Mississippi Delta have to direct his first movie about white kids skateboarding in Utah? The answer is simple. None at all. But the producer took a chance on me.

My driving mantra has been “make it matter.” The acting, cinematography, dialogue, story should all matter. This pandemic has reminded us of how important mattering is: Aging, dementia, prejudice, patriarchal dysfunction, child abuse, teen suicide, reconciliation, teenage adoption are all thematic elements of this film that matter. And of course, the movement of skateboarding from counterculture into the Olympic mainstream MATTERS!

My directorial vision centers on specifying a visual structure and closely guiding the performances of the actors. I advised the team to attain production value by focusing on the filmmaking parameters that we could control with minimal cost or impact. Lead characters move through individualized, progressive cinematic space, paralleling their narratives. We controlled color with wardrobe versus elaborate set designs.

I also focused on being an actor’s director - helping the younger cast to achieve their best performances. Teaching them that the essence of a character is revealed between the lines. Acting is truly about reacting.

If we give our audience the courage to settle their grievances that matter most, then we’ve succeeded. I’ve planted a seed of universal experience and truth in the film. We want different generations to empathize with these characters and realize that the chance for a new beginning for each of us comes with each dawning day.