New horror Indie short film “Daddy” explores the dark side of sugar daddy obsession

September 30 04:12 2023

Los Angeles, CA – September 30, 2023 – 2nd Act Films LLC. is thrilled to announce the completion and submission of their latest horror indie short film, “Daddy,” to major film festivals worldwide. With a powerful narrative that delves into the complex world of sugar daddy relationships, “Daddy” has the potential to captivate audiences and make a significant impact in the LGBTQ and indie horror film communities.

“Jay Beckett, our talented director and writer, along with a dedicated team of creatives, has crafted a chilling cautionary tale that examines the consequences of becoming too entangled in the sugar daddy lifestyle,” says Liam Nugent, the film’s producer. “We believe ‘Daddy’ will resonate with both horror enthusiasts and those interested in LGBTQ narratives.”

In today’s pop culture, the phenomenon of sugar daddies has gained immense popularity, especially within the LGBTQ community. “Daddy” seizes this cultural trend and transforms it into a compelling horror narrative. The short film revolves around Rodrigo, an emotionally unstable and materialistic queer man who becomes infatuated with his sugar daddy. However, when Rodrigo’s best friend uncovers the shocking truth that his sugar daddy is married to a woman with a newborn son, Rodrigo’s world shatters, sending him on a path of heartbreak and revenge.

Director of Photography Allyson Estrada, Production Designer Jocelyn Ramos, and Composer Christian Engquist have combined their talents to create a visually stunning and emotionally resonant cinematic experience. “Daddy” is a testament to the dedication and creativity of this exceptional team, promising to captivate audiences with its gripping storytelling and haunting visuals. 

Jay Beckett, an accomplished actor, director, and filmmaker, brings his unique perspective to “Daddy.” Originally from Lima, Peru, Beckett’s journey in the entertainment industry began as an actor, starring in numerous short films and theatre productions. After five years of honing his acting skills, Beckett made the transition to filmmaking and directing, pursuing his education at The Los Angeles Film School. 

“Daddy” represents a significant milestone in Beckett’s filmmaking career, showcasing his talent and passion for storytelling. The film’s exploration of love, obsession, and materialism within the LGBTQ community sets it apart as a thought-provoking and relevant addition to the indie horror genre.

As “Daddy” embarks on its journey through major film festivals, 2nd Act Films LLC. invites audiences worldwide to join them in experiencing this chilling and unforgettable cinematic masterpiece. Stay tuned for announcements regarding festival screenings and release dates. 

About 2nd Act Films LLC.:

2nd Act Films LLC. is a Los Angeles-based film production company dedicated to creating thought-provoking and impactful cinema. With a focus on LGBTQ narratives and indie horror, 2nd Act Films is committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling and visual artistry.

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