Irish Culture Clash Comedy, Halal Daddy, Released Nationwide This Friday, 30 June
Directed by Conor McDermottroe, the Irish culture clash comedy, Halal Daddy, hits Irish cinemas this Friday, 30 June. Starring Nikesh Patel (Indian Summers, London Has Fallen) alongside Irish actors Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hell On Wheels), Deirdre O’Kane (Noble, Intermission) and Sarah Bolger (In America, The Spiderwick Chronicles), the film was co-written by McDermottroe and Viva screenwriter, Mark O’Halloran.
Telling the story of Raghdan Aziz, a young man of British-Indian Muslim heritage, Halal Daddy, sees Raghdan settling into his new home with his aunt and uncle on the west coast of Ireland—a perfect getaway from his controlling father.
However, on Raghdan’s 21st birthday, his father Amir arrives from England with the gift of a run-down meat factory. How will he cope with this poisoned chalice of a present and a career opportunity that he never wanted?
Produced by Ailish McElmeel for Deadpan Pictures in Ireland and Hermann Florin for Benrae Florin Film in Germany, Halal Daddy is a fish out of water story about a loveable outside, who must decide to embrace or defy his culture in the name of fitting in.
Halal Daddy is co-financed by Eurimages and Koch Media with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. 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.
Watch the trailer here.