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DADDY SOLD (20 May 2019)

Announced at Cannes was the sale of COME TO DADDY to SABAN for North America.

The film will now have a theatrical release in US.

The Very Long, Dark and Strange Journey to Directing My First Feature (11 May 2019)

I wrote a piece for TALKHOUSE about the making of my film COME TO DADDY.

Read below
I was a movie nut from as far back as I can remember. I recall not only the titles but also the cinemas they played at throughout my childhood. Sure, most film fans remember when they first saw Star Wars – but do they know the session time and cinema they first encountered The Neptune Factor? Or when and where they dropped their choc-top during Watch Out, We’re Mad?
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The premiere of COME TO DADDY was a major success. Audiences and critics both seemed to find the film entertaining.

It is now travelling to festivals around the world.

COME TO DADDY with Elijah Wood (08 Mar 2019)

My directorial debut is called COME TO DADDY and it will be having it's World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The thriller stars Elijah Wood who plays a son invited by his estranged father to a remote cabin by the sea.

Come To Daddy, directed by Ant Timpson, written by Toby Harvard. Produced by Mette-Marie Kongsved, Laura Tunstall, Daniel Bekerman, Katie Holly, Emma Slade. (USA, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland) – World Premiere, Feature Narrative. After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand. With Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Madeleine Sami, Simon Chin.

NZFC BOARD (08 Mar 2019)

I've been appointed by the Ministry to join the New Zealand Film Commission board this month.

Announcement is here https://www.nzfilm.co.nz/news/new-appointments-film-commission