All About Dad
A Vietnamese patriarch must learn to accept his Americanized children for who they truly are, or risk losing them.
All About DadStarring Huynh David and Pham Chi
All About Dad starring David Huynh and Chi Pham
Filmmaker Mark Tran was a 19-year-old San Jose State University student when he wrote the screenplay for his feature debut, All About Dad (Audience Award winner, Cinequest FF), based on his experiences growing up in a large Vietnamese family in California. The main character, Ty, is based loosely upon himself – a biology major about to give up his studies to pursue filmmaking.
Newcomer Chi Pham steals the show as the patriarch of the Do family, the head figure who only sees hard work, Catholicism, higher education, and loyalty to family as the only means to achieve happiness and success in life. But as Mr. Do discovers the inner passions and dreams of his four children, his world begins to unravel. An intense family drama that is at once comedic, touching and heartbreaking, All About Dad portrays a father who must come to terms with accepting his children as they are, or risk losing them. Mr. Tran’s first feature is a fine portrait of a Vietnamese American family trying to keep up with the times.
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