DON’T WORRY BABY
A Film by Julian Branciforte
John Magaro, Christopher McDonald, Dreama Walker, Tom Lipinski
** World Debut at Sarasota Film Festival 2015 **
In this refreshingly written and acted indie comedy, a father and son unknowingly sleep with the same woman and four years later compete over the paternity of a daughter either of them could be the father of. The son, Robert, is a somewhat unmotivated millennial who’s photography aspirations have hit a dead-end. While the prospect of fatherhood sets Robert on a course towards getting his life in order, his overbearing father, Harry, is quick to point out the many reason Robert is far from ready for the responsibility. Harry, however, has a lot to learn about fatherhood himself and uses the experience to pull his family together and have them forgive him for his previous transgressions both as a husband and a parent. The situation becomes even more complicated when the father and son compete for the affections of Sara-Beth, their daughter’s mother.
What sounds like the plot twist in a juicy soap opera, is a topic that is explored by first time writer/director Julian Branciforte with insightful humor and sensitivity. John Magaro (Liberal Arts, Not Fade Away) and Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore, Requiem for a Dream) portray the competing father and son with depth and honesty. Dreama Walker (Compliance, “Don’t Trust the B —- in Apartment 23”) plays the unassuming two-timing girlfriend. DON’T WORRY BABY was set and shot entirely in New York City.
SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, April 16th at 6:45PM @ Herald-Tribune Theatre 9
Saturday, April 18th at 6:45PM @ Theatre 8