Magnolia Pictures gave us the first teaser trailer for I Love My Dad, the SXSW award-winning comedy starring Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski, Lil Rel Howery, Amy Landecker, Ricky Velez, and Rachel Dratch.
The film premiered at SXSW film festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature and Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award.
Written and directed by James Morosini, I Love My Dad opens in theaters on August 5, 2022, and on demand on August 12, 2022.
Inspired by writer, director, and star James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son.
“In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a teaser for my upcoming film, I Love My Dad. Making something so personal has been an incredible journey and I can’t wait for you to see it this August. I hope it makes you laugh, I hope it makes you cry, and most importantly I hope my dad never catfishes me again.” – James Morosini
Watch the teaser trailer for I Love My Dad.