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Our narrator looks fondly back at his childhood in Liverpool and the antics of his best friend Johnno. Well known for being a showman and a keen one for joking and the like, Johnno starts ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins. See more awards »

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Chris Freeney ... Johnno
Dallas Messias ... Johnno's Mum
John Murphy ... Johnno's Dad
Charlotte McDougall ... Lady in Children's Book
Joe Robson Rutherford ... Boy in Children's Book
Goldie ... Dog in Children's Book
Dave Kent ... Old Man
Kay D'Arcy ... Narrators Mother
Thomas Sturges-Allard ... Hand Artist
Julie Maisey ... Newsreader
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Our narrator looks fondly back at his childhood in Liverpool and the antics of his best friend Johnno. Well known for being a showman and a keen one for joking and the like, Johnno starts to change for the worse after he announced that his father has died. Written by Bob the Moo

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Animation | Drama | Short

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20 December 2002 (UK)  »

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Papa est mort  »

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1.33 : 1
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This film is included on the DVD of Sunshine (2007). See more »

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Narrator: Mo, she was thick as pig shit. When she was pissed she took a roast chicken to bed with her, then complained about grease on the sheets.
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a mess
15 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having some free time on my hands I decided to watch some short films on Atomfilms. "Dad's Dead" runs about 6 and a half minutes and is a tale of a boy and his childhood seemingly sociopath friend told in a blend of animation, real life, and photo stills. It seemed a wee bit artsy for my tastes and I found myself becoming uninterested in it before too long. If one can't hold the viewers attention for 6 mere minutes that, my friend, is a pretty big problem. But Kev, you say, it won so many awards. Aye, this is true, but I've never been to big on Awards that the industry gives out themselves. So that doesn't sway me on if something's good or not. This simply is not.

My Grade: D


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