Fear Thy Father

In a harrowing tale of deception and survival, "Fear Thy Father" takes us into the life of Hannah Winston, a little girl living with her father, Chris Winston. After an unexpected intruder breaks into their home, Chris's attempts to protect Hannah take a shocking turn. Guided by a series of clues, Hannah uncovers a locked room filled with newspaper articles revealing that Chris is not her true father, but her kidnapper, and that her real surname is Thompson. This revelation sets off a series of events that leads to the arrival of law enforcement, including Officer Jones, Officer Brown, and the astute Detective Kenda. As Chris's dark secrets unravel, Hannah comes face-to-face with Marco, the intruder turned savior, who turns out to be her real father. As Detective Kenda deftly handles the situation, allowing Marco a heartfelt reunion with his daughter, Chris is taken into police custody. The film concludes with a chilling scene, Chris in the backseat of a police car, an eerie smile on his face, while Detective Kenda promises justice. A suspenseful exploration of a child's nightmare turned reality, "Fear Thy Father" is a chilling portrayal of a family's darkest secrets unveiled.

  • Daquan Chavers
  • Daquan Chavers
  • Daquan Chavers
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Adrianna Townsend
    Key Cast
    "Hannah Winston"
  • Brian Healy
    Key Cast
    "Chris Winston"
  • Graylin Lutchey
    Key Cast
  • Queen Stokes
    Key Cast
    "Officer Brown"
  • Jessica Mesnick
    Key Cast
    "Officer Jones"
  • Lily Beauchard
    Key Cast
    "Detective Kenda"
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Daquan Chavers

Daquan Chavers is an emerging filmmaker hailing from Greensboro, Alabama. Born with an innate passion for storytelling, Chavers embarked on his creative journey in the world of filmmaking with a singular vision to captivate audiences through compelling narratives and visually striking imagery.

In 2012, Chavers made a significant move to Georgia, seeking opportunities to further develop his skills and pursue his dreams. Motivated by his deep love for the art of cinema, he enrolled at the renowned Digital Film Academy, where he honed his technical expertise and gained invaluable insights into the craft of filmmaking.

Throughout his studies, Chavers demonstrated exceptional talent and an unwavering commitment to his artistic vision. He eagerly embraced the challenges of the filmmaking process, immersing himself in every aspect, from pre-production to post-production. Collaborating with fellow aspiring filmmakers, actors, and crew members, Chavers proved to be a dedicated team player, fostering an environment of creativity and innovation.

Chavers' directorial style is characterized by his ability to seamlessly blend thought-provoking narratives with stunning visual aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from both classic and contemporary filmmakers, he has developed a unique cinematic language that resonates with audiences on an emotional level.

Now, as a first-time director, Chavers is eager to showcase his talent and share his stories with the world. His relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering dedication to his craft have positioned him as a promising filmmaker on the cusp of an exciting career in the industry.

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Director Statement

My directorial approach is rooted in authenticity and emotional authenticity. I believe in the power of genuine, relatable characters and stories that explore universal themes. I aim to create films that invite audiences to reflect on their own lives, to question societal norms, and to empathize with characters that may be vastly different from themselves.

Through my training at the Digital Film Academy, I have developed a strong technical foundation that allows me to bring my creative visions to life. However, I firmly believe that filmmaking is a collaborative art form. It is through the collective efforts of talented individuals, from actors to cinematographers to editors, that the magic of cinema happens. I cherish the opportunity to collaborate with fellow artists, each bringing their unique perspectives and skills to the table.

In submitting my film to this festival, I hope to not only showcase my own growth as a filmmaker but also to contribute to the rich tapestry of voices in the industry. I believe that diverse stories and perspectives are essential for a vibrant and inclusive cinematic landscape.

I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work with the world and to create meaningful connections with audiences. Through my films, I aspire to entertain, educate, and ultimately make a positive impact on those who experience them