Experiencing Interruptions?

My Father

An adolescent girl fears that her father is going to kill her.

  • Daniele Sestito
  • Daniele Sestito
  • Sammy Bluth
    Key Cast
  • Jakub Haczkiewicz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Jersey Independent Film Festival
    Union City, New Jersey
    United States
    (No Screening)
    Best New Jersey Film
  • Film Shortage
    United States
    March 23, 2021
    Online Premiere
  • Beyond The Short
    United States
    June 4, 2021
Director Biography - Daniele Sestito

Daniele Sestito is a director, screenwriter, and photographer based in the NYC / NJ area. He has been honing his craft for over 8 years and is a graduate of Emerson College, where he earned his BFA in Film Production.

As a director, Daniele has created a number of short films and videos. This latest and largest is "Off The Menu" — a half-hour dramedy. As a screenwriter, he is currently working on a number of short films, each involving a unique genre and subject matter.

As the son of two Italian immigrants, Daniele is very passionate about his craft and the vast cinematic tools at at the disposal of every filmmaker. He creates under the belief that every element and rhythm within a film plays a crucial role in telling its greater story. As of now, his life’s work is to make films that resonate as much as they entertain, allowing viewers to appreciate the unexpected poetry and thrill of life.


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Director Statement

“My Father” came about through my fascination to explore the pure feeling of this situation. Just the thought of a parent of mine wanting to kill an adolescent version of myself made me feel trapped and debilitated. Thus, the goal was to bring those feelings to life for the viewer, and do it in the most efficient and engaging way possible. The key to that was the tone and language rooted in the film's style. Inspired by the works of Bergman and Hitchcock, I felt it would allow me to fully realize the suspense and Freudian concepts within its central dynamic.