LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2020 – SELFIE DAD – a faith comedy film for the whole family – premieres nationwide June 12 with a seriously funny story of a dissatisfied dad facing a midlife crisis risking everything to become a YouTube comedy sensation. Along the way, he discovers those self-pursuits can’t match the joy of knowing God through the Bible.
SELFIE DAD stars nationally known Christian comedian Michael Jr., who for two decades has performed over a hundred dates a year for tens of thousands of people. The film features top-selling female Christian comedian Chonda Pierce along with James Denton, Jamie Grace and Karen Abercrombie (WAR ROOM).
“ SELFIE DAD is a powerful call to dads – and to families – about what the Bible can do to bring true joy to your life,” Michael Jr. said. “It just happens to come wrapped in a very funny movie about a dad getting it all wrong before he gets it right.”
Super-star music artist Kanye West, a Christian actively reading and studying the Word of God, watched the SELFIE DAD trailer and immediately offered one of his hit songs to feature in the film. His record-breaking new album Jesus is King is a worldwide phenomenon, topping Christian and secular music charts.
Spiraling uncontrollably into a mid-life crisis, Ben Marcus, a reality TV editor, is convinced he can only be happy by fulfilling his lost dream of being a comic. Ben posts his stand-up comedy to a YouTube channel, and the videos fall flat until his tweener son posts Ben failing miserably on a home improvement project. Much to his teenage daughter’s embarrassment, this video goes viral, launching Ben into a new career as Selfie Dad. Soon Ben is an award-winning, social media comic phenomenon! Problem is, no amount of success seems to bring Ben satisfaction. Through an odd relationship with studio IT guy Mickey, a brash 25-year old studying to be a pastor, Ben is unknowingly mentored into daily Bible reading. As Ben gets serious about the Word, his heart is forever changed.
SELFIE DAD is produced by Kappa Studios a nd distributed by GVN Releasing.
Written and directed by Brad Silverman, SELFIE DAD is from Executive Producer Geno Taylor, Producer Paul L. Long and Co-Producer Patrick G. Ingram.