In 2010, writer-director Arthur Allen joined the US Merchant Marine to write Winning Dad.
In 2013 the Winning Dad creative team fundraised $31,000 on Kickstarter from 532 supporters of the film. In July 2013, principal photography was shot in Seattle and the North Cascades of Washington State. The crew shot 34 locations in 21 days.
Winning Dad premiered at the Boston LGBT Film Festival in April 2015 as the Harvard Square opening night film. It continues to screen at festivals around the world and will be available on VOD December of 2015.
Synopsis: Colby's dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn't like talking about it. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son's life–he doesn't even know about Colby's long-term boyfriend, Rusty.
Increasingly committed to Rusty, Colby hatches a plan to trick his father into camping with Rusty under the pretense that Rusty is Colby's straight friend and future business partner. Colby is convinced that, given the chance, his father and his boyfriend will get along great...
Winning Dad will be available December 1st on Vimeo here.