My Dead Dad: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

My Dead Dad is a coming-of-age film following a young man who inherits an apartment complex from his deceased father after not seeing him for ten years. 

Release date

The film will be available to watch on HBO Max on June 1.

Cast and creators

  • Raymond Cruz
  • Pedro Correa
  • Courtney Dietz
  • Simon Rex
  • Chris Pontius
  • Booboo Stewart
  • Steven Bauer

Produced by Pedro Correa, Tara Ansley, Declan Baldwin, Karl Hartman, Kyle Stroud, Keanu Mayo

Written by Pedro Correa and Fabio Frey

Directed by Fabio Frey


“A young burnout discovers his estranged father is dead, leaving him the responsibility of managing an apartment complex. With hopes of cutting ties, he’s forced to grow up, learning about the dad he never knew through the eclectic tenants.”

Other details

My Dead Dad bagged the Jury Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Jacksonville Film Festival and the ‘Best Feature Award’ for Drama at the Santa Clarita International Festival. 


Lucas Varela, a young man finds out his father, whom he had last seen ten years ago, passed away from lung cancer, leaving behind an apartment complex in his son’s name.

Getting hit by the responsibility of managing the apartments out of the blue, Lucas intends to sell them. Talking to the tenants of the building, he begins to doubt this decision after learning more about his dad. 

Despite lacking the qualifications, Lucas accepts his new duties and tries to solve the tenants’ issues. Meanwhile, Frank helps him deal with his unresolved anger towards his father, encouraging him to open up.

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