Ryan moves in with his new love Ali and finds himself in a battle for 'man-of-the-house' rights with her grouchy, old, talking-dog, Chip.

  • Eric Colton
  • Eric Colton
  • Eric Colton
  • Shari Matluck Colton
  • Eric Colton
    Key Cast
    Brothers, The Hunter's Anthology, Desperate Housewives
  • Simone Policano
    Key Cast
    New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods, Auggie
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    12 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eric Colton

Eric Colton started his journey in the film business as a bright-eyed nineteen year old actor in Los Angeles. Through his twenties, he held fast to his dreams in Hollywood, honing his craft with Susan Batson in New York and the Baron Brown Meisner Acting School in Santa Monica. While building a diverse film and television resume of leading roles in comedy and drama, Eric found a natural gift for the art of screenwriting. He has been fine-tuning a large collection of feature-length screenplays across multiple genres since. Colton has added significant depth to himself personally and professionally as an artist, filmmaker, husband and father in recent years, shifting his focus to getting his own projects made. He now resides in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

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Director Statement

Step-Dog-Father is a product of the love my wife and I have for each other and our dog, Chip. Those touchstones remained at the heart of this tale throughout its evolution. I aimed to capture the most universal step-parent, step-child dynamics for our story. Primarily, a step-parent's uphill battle to earn the love and respect of a step-child. Playing up the juxtaposition of a senior-aged, grouchy, talking-dog as a step-son acting out against a new man of the house fueled my comedic inspiration. My intention was to create a bright, fun, family-friendly look and sound to drive home the feel-good vibes.