SYNOPSIS Raghdan Aziz, a young man of British-Indian Muslim heritage, is happy in his new home on the west coast of Ireland. This beach-fronted retreat is the perfect getaway from his controlling father. He has escaped the burden of his legacy and discovered a new sense of community. Living with his adoring aunt and uncle, Raghdan hangs out with his surf buddies Derek and Neville and has mapped out a future with girlfriend, Maeve Logan. On Raghdan’s 21st birthday, his father Amir arrives from England with the gift of a run-down meat factory. How will Raghdan cope with this poisoned chalice of a present – a career opportunity that he never wanted?
RELEASE DATE GERMANY 21. Juni 2018
WRITER / DIRECTOR Conor McDermottroe
WRITER Mark O’Halloran
DOP Mel Griffith
PRODUCER FLORIN FILM Hermann Florin
PRODUCER DEADPAN PICTURES Ailish McElmeel
CAST Nikesh Patel, Sarah Bolger, Colm Meaney, Art Malik, David Kross, Jerry Iwu, Stephen Cromwell
HALAL DADDY is a fish out of water story about a loveable outsider, who must decide to embrace or defy his culture in the name of fitting in.
HALAL DADDY is produced by Hermann Florin for Florin Film (Hanni & Nanni, I’m off Then, Swansong: The Story of Occi Byrne, Outriders) in Germany and Ailish McElmeel for Deadpan Pictures (Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Burning Wishes, Wide Open Spaces) in Ireland. The film is co-financed by Eurimages and DFFF – Deutscher Filmförderfonds with support from the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann. Element Pictures Distribution has Irish and UK rights. German theatrical rights are handled by Koch Media, while Telepool has television rights in Germany. Global Screen are handling world sales.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES Florin Film- & Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Benrae Florin Film, Deadpan Pictures Ltd, Rommel Film e.K.