Set your dvrs and grab some tissues as UP TV will premier "Comeback Dad" this Saturday, July 11. "Comeback Dad" is a dramatic, emotional father-daughter reunion film, starring Emmy Winner Charles S. Dutton, Tatyana Ali and Brad James with Loretta Devine. The movie is directed and executive produced by nationally-syndicated radio host/writer/producer/director Russ Parr (The Undershepherd, 35 and Ticking) and produced by Swirl Films.
In Comeback Dad, Nima Babineaux (Tatyana Ali) looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence (Brad James), a successful engineer who adores her. But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell (Charles Dutton), walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone. When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected. Loretta Devine stars as Malinda, Othell’s sister. The ensemble cast also includes Donna Brisco, Elizabeth Omilami, Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.
The script is by newcomer Kimberly Walker, the Honorable Mention Winner in last year’s UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition at ABFF. Last year’s Competition Grand Prize screenplay winner Mary Jo’s Candy (working title), is scheduled to go into production in June and premiere later this year on UP.