Absent Father

84mins2011DramaTV14

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Drama
director
Douglas Chang
starring
John DoeJessica KadishJP Quicquaro
It's a familiar tale: a young, unwed girl gets pregnant and never hears from the father again. But this coming-of-age story has an awe-inspiring twist. Abigail (Jessica Kadish) is a typical teenager. When an angel tells her she's been chosen to have God's child, her first instinct is to look for a way out. Eventually she abandons her comfortable middle-class home for the streets of Boston, where she hooks up with a group of runaways led by the enigmatic Sultan (JP Quicquaro). But just when a new kind of happiness starts to feel within reach, Abigail suddenly finds herself more alone than ever.
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