Catch Me Daddy is a highly original portrayal of Love on the Run, a visceral chase-thriller which tells the tense story of a troubled British Pakistani girl on the run, set against a uniquely British backdrop. Directed by Matthew Wolfe and his brother, award winning music video and commercials director Daniel Wolfe, whose credits include most famously the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring video for Time to Dance by The Shoes, the film is shot by acclaimed cinematographer Robbie Ryan (Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights).
A universal tale of family conflict and teenage rebellion, Catch Me Daddy follows Laila (Sameena Jabeen Ahmed), a girl on the run from her family, hiding out in a caravan in the badlands of West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron (Conor McCarron). When her family decide that this can’t be tolerated, her brother arrives in town with a gang of tough guys in tow and she is forced to flee for her life.
Alongside Robert Ryan’s beautifully lensed 35mm cinematography, which captures the cold bleak of the Yorkshire moors juxtaposed with startling, neon-lit fast food joints, Catch Me Daddy’s soundtrack, including tracks by Patti Smith, Tim Buckley and Nicki Minaj, alongside an original score by Daniel Thomas Freeman and Matthew Wolfe (as Matthew Watson). The innovative street casting process that found the film’s lead actress, also sees film debuts from Anwar Hussain, Barry Nunney, Shabaz Kaman and Ali Ahmed alongside established actors Conor McCarron (NEDS) as Aaron, Gary Lewis (Filth, Billy Elliot), Kate Dickie (Red Road) and Nichola Burley (Donkey Punch, Wuthering Heights).