Some films jump off the screen to announce the arrival of vital new talent. Such is the case with Canadian filmmaker Wendy Morgan’s Sugar Daddy, starring Kelly McCormack in a tour de force performance as Darren, a new age music composer and performer who is trying to break into the record industry. McCormack also wrote the script. Sugar Daddy received its premiere at the Whistler Film Festival 2020, where it was the opening night film and was nominated for an AWFJ EDA Award.
Wendy Morgan describes Sugar Daddy as being about a young woman at that very raw point in her life where she knows so strongly what she should be doing that she has trouble doing anything else. “It’s about making art and coming to terms with yourself. It’s also about value, self-esteem, and seeing how Darren navigates in a patriarchal world with no actual father. It’s a love letter to music and mothers in the end.”
Sugar Daddy has been selected as the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ Movie pf the Week for April 2, 2021. Continue reading on THE FEMALE GAZE