22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Dad & Step-Dad

United States, 2023: 79 minutes: International Premiere
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Special Guest!
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Mon, Apr 24 7:00 PM Buy


Jim and Dave, a dad and a step-dad, have trouble bonding during a 3-day trip upstate with their son, Branson.

DAD & STEP-DAD is a slow-burn, character-driven family comedy that follows Jim (Dad), Dave (Step-Dad) and Suzie (Mom), three lost souls who spend the weekend together at a cabin upstate in an effort to bond for the sake of their 13-year-old son, Branson. Tensions mount however as differing parenting techniques come to the fore. A symphony of passive aggressive quibbles delivered in hushed tones, furtive glances, and tense silence, the film plays like Frederick Wiseman directing an episode of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Tynan is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, working as a filmmaker, actor and writer. As a prolific filmmaker, creating over 20 shorts and series since 2018, his work has been featured at the Maryland Film Festival, Nitehawk Film Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, NoBudge Live and New Cinema Club screenings, as well as his own residency for the 2019 season at the Wythe Hotel. His work has been featured in Vulture, Paste, Splitsider, NoBudge, Booom.TV and Vice. As an actor, he has featured in several short films and series, including Vimeo Staff Pick THE ASTRONAUTS. He can currently be seen in the Netflix-streaming documentary MORTIFIED NATION.

press for Dad & Step-Dad

"An endlessly quotable and unexpectedly poignant film that marries tranquil momentum with argumentative drollery."
- Screen Slate


Narrative / Comedy / First Feature

79 minutes

special guest

Director Tynan DeLong & Actor Colin Burgess in attendance for Q&A


Tynan DeLong

Executive Producers
Steve Girard
Charles Caster-Dudzick
Ike Rofe
Richie Doyle
John Connor Hammond

Graham Mason
Sarah Wilson

Colin Burgess
Tynan DeLong
Anthony Oberbeck

Johnny Frohman

Colin Burgess
Brian Fiddyment
Clare O'Kane
Anthony Oberbeck

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