Promise Dad

2012, 95 minutes

An international film set within the world of figure skating.

Mumbai: Indian film makers are experimenting with their films and their stories, and Promise Dad surely looks promising as a British actor makes his debut in an Indian production, going against the norm. It is all about the game of economics in Indian cinema and Indian producers have perfected this game. Some are lucky, while some not that privileged. However, Ritesh Sinha believes in playing the game according to his set of rules and beliefs. One of the most promising Ice Skater from United Kingdom, Thomson has been cast as the lead hero in Ritesh Sinha’s latest film, Promise Dad. A father and son relationship based on today’s times, the film also sees Satish Kaushik cast in a stellar role. Talking about his casting, Ritesh declared, “I wanted to make a film that reflects my sensibilities. My film is about an ice skater and so I had to cast a professional who can also emote. In fact there are over 32 British Actors in my Film.” “Promise Dad” is a story on the emotional connect between a father and a son. Thomson, who plays the lead as the young teenaged son in the film expressed, “Indian cinema is going global. Their films are released to a worldwide audience. And for me, it was an opportunity of a lifetime to play an author backed role in an industry which sees the maximum films being released annually.”

Companies involved in this production

Connected mandy members:

Sue Scadding
Marilyn (Mother of Christina, a Skater)
Mrs Richardson
Clive Dancey
Chloe Hooton
Supporting Artist
Vic Ranger
Production Co-ordinator
Member of Parliament and father of a member of the UK ice skating team
June Smith
Molly, half of a couple watching shocking news on TV