Daddy Cross Leaps from Faux Trailer to Web Series


Ne’er Do Well Films let us know that they’ve got big plans for Daddy Cross this year.  The title originated as one of those faux grindhouse trailers that are all the rage with kids these days (thank you, Tarantino and Rodriguez).  It featured narration by director Norman J. Warren (Inseminoid) and featured a man of the cloth doing all sorts of wrong things.

“Recently we realised that Daddy Cross was a character who simply would not go away and one late evening came up with what we think is a great and fun idea to continue and build his myth,” says Ne’er Do Well Films’ Evrim Ersoy.  “Over the next 10 months we intend to release a series of webisodes which will chart the rise and fall of this fantasy British horror character. Our aim is to keep the whole process as it would’ve been for low-budget filmmakers at the time as well as pay our tribute to British film-making of the era which seems to be strangely under-valued.”

The web episodes will be loosely based on around The Ten Commandments. As well as paying homage to the style, look and the politically-incorrect tone of the era, the filmmakers also hope to give the audience something they’ve asked for ever since the trailer went viral: a chance for Daddy Cross to flex his violent, Sin-hunting ways.

Here is the original trailer that got it all started (and won the UK Hobo With a Shotgun Competition) along with a “lost trailer.”



Daddy Cross – The Lost Trailer (1976) from Ne’er do Well Films on Vimeo.