An ex-convict who fights to protect his estranged daughter from the drug cartel that is hunting her down. In this thrilling action film, John must use his connections from his past life and his skills as an ex-criminal to keep him and his daughter alive. Blood Father is based on a book of the same name, by Peter Craig. Peter is also the author of “Hot Plastic”.
Principal photography began on June 5, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and after just a month of shooting, the production wrapped up on July 3, 2014.
In December 2014, Lionsgate acquired the US rights to the film.
Blood Father had its world premiere at the on 21 May 2016. A pretty good trailer for what looks like a somewhat pretty good film. Based on the trailers, this film has a low budget feel of a film that would go straight to VOD. If you take out Mel Gibson, this film would not get nearly the amount of attention it has received so far.
There must be a reason why it has taken Lionsgate a year and half to get this film to theaters, and the reason is almost always not a good one.