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Omar Epps and Malik Yoba Team Up to Executive Produce Documentary ‘Daddy Don’t Go’ (Trailer)

Omar Epps and Malik Yoba Team Up to Executive Produce Documentary 'Daddy Don't Go' (Trailer)

Executive produced by Omar Epps and Malik Yoba, acclaimed director Emily Abt’s feature documentary “Daddy Don’t Go” follows the lives of four young fathers – Alex, Nelson, Roy and Omar – as they struggle to navigate parenthood.

Filmed over the course of two years by the film highlights the various socioeconomic pressures low-income fathers face, providing compelling portraits of men who persevere. With 

extraordinary access into the daily lives of its subjects, the intimate documentary shows viewers how men can still be present fathers despite having limited means and facing certain obstacles, painting healthy portraits of underprivileged fathers, offering audiences a new image of the American family.  

Filmmaker Emily Abt was one of Variety Magazine’s “Top 10 Directors to Watch,” and has produced and directed documentaries for PBS, OWN, MTV, Showtime and the Sundance Channel. She Abt earned her MFA from Columbia University, receiving a Fulbright fellowship for her thesis film. Her documentary features include “Take It From Me” (2001 POV) and “All of Us” (Showtime’s 2008 World AIDS Day film). Her first narrative feature, “Toe to Toe,” premiered at Sundance 2009 and was released in 2010 by Strand Releasing.

Abt is currently in development on a narrative feature, titled “Audrey’s Run,” which she wrote and will direct, with Paula Patton, Mike Epps and Pablo Schreiber attached to star.

In the meantime, “Daddy Don’t Go” will have its world premiere at the 2015 DOC NYC this month, with screenings on Saturday, November 14, 9:45PM at SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street; and on Tuesday, November 17th, 4:45PM at Bow Tie Theater, 260 West 23rd Street.

Trailer below:

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Looks amazing. Hope it comes to Atlanta–real brave storytelling, thank you.


Need to bring it to Miami

Ashley christmas

I see this as a great platform to highlight realities of fatherhood.


Oh Wow! Hope this gets screened at as many venues as possible. Looks like an important and compelling film.

Tommy Fullove

This just what society needs to embrace, drink from! Kudos!

M.Mercedes Ortiz

Thank you and congratulations.This generation of Parents, need this Mentoring, Enlightening, Accountability. With my deepest gratitude I SALUTE YOU MR Omar Epps, Malik Yoba and everyone involved whom made this project survive. Sons stay strong and continue your journey to make a difference not just make money. Will pray for you. Ms.O


Will it be televised?


Awesome, won’t want to miss it for anything

lyn chatman

I would love to see and be thete. Thank you.

Michael J. Patterson

Awesome. Can’t wait to see it!


Noble effort.

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