Catch Me Daddy
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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:107
Director:Daniel Wolfe
Producer:Mike Elliot
Hayley Williams
Screenwriter:Matthew Wolfe
Daniel Wolfe
Cinematographer:Robbie Ryan
Editor:Tom Lindsay
Dom Leung
Cast:Gary Lewis
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed
Conor McCarron
Nichola Burley
Anwar Hussain
Note Writer:Zoë Elton
A riveting story of star-crossed young lovers who’ve fled family and escaped to live in love-and poverty-in a caravan park on the Yorkshire moors, Catch Me Daddy marks the impressive, confident debut of filmmaker Daniel Wolfe. For Laila, a British Pakistani, and Aaron, her Scottish boyfriend, life on the lam is less than cozy as they struggle to get by on what she earns as a hairdresser. Her bullying dad, outraged by the perceived dishonor she has brought upon the family, hires a couple of white thugs to bring her home, with her brother providing back-up. The suspense and macho bravura of a classic western meet the raw sensibilities of the Red Riding trilogy (MVFF 2009) as the pursuit of the runaways is underscored by clashes of race and gender politics. Laila is up against the impossible; yet in Wolfe’s highly charged, atmospheric story, inspired by the rash of honor killings in the UK, there is heartrending and unforgettable poetry. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Additional Information

Daniel’s career in film began while travelling in Vietnam, with a job working on Anthony Minghella’s production of The Quiet American. Daniel was named one of Screen International 2012 Stars of Tomorrow. His work has been recognised with numerous awards, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, EMA’s and has picked up numerous MVA’s. Daniel received a Distinction in his MA in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway University of London. In 2013 Daniel wrote and directed his debut feature film, ‘Catch Me Daddy’, a dark thriller set in the Yorkshire moors. It has just been accepted into the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, an extraordinary accolade for a first time British filmmaker.