Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

UP TV, announced today the world premiere of the movie Comeback Dad  at Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in New York City on Saturday, June 21.  Comeback Dad  marks the fourth film to be produced and air on UP as a direct result of the network’s highly successful “UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition,” now in its fourth year.  The script is by newcomer Kimberly Walker, the Honorable Mention Winner in last year’s UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition at ABFF.

In Comeback Dad,  Nima Babineaux (Tatyana Ali) looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence (Brad James), a successful engineer who adores her.  But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell (Charles Dutton), walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone.  When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected.  Loretta Devine stars as Malinda, Othell’s sister. The ensemble cast also includes Donna Brisco, Elizabeth Omilami, Ja’El Robertson, Takara Clark, E. Roger Mitchell, Todd Anthony and Palmer Williams, Jr.

Comeback Dad  will debut exclusively on UP on Saturday, July 12.

Check out some exclusive ‘first look’ photos below:


 Charles S. Dutton and E. Roger Mitchell


 Charles S. Dutton


 Loretta Devine and Elizabeth Omilami


 Tatyana Ali and Brad James


 Mama Don’t!


 Loretta Devine


 Comeback Dad  Cast

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