"Daddy" (Short Film)

After the death of his wife, an 80-year-old man checks into The Plaza Hotel to celebrate their first anniversary apart, hiring a male escort to take her place.
A Conversation Between Dylan Sprouse and Writer/Director Christian Coppola:
Written & Directed by Christian Coppola
Produced by Krista Worby
Director of Photography: Will Politan
Mr. Smith.....Ron Rifkin
Paul.....Dylan Sprouse
Mrs. Smith.....Catherine Wolf
Bellhop.....Cooper Koch
Woman in Elevator.....Jo Yang
Editor: Nick Rondeau
Casting: Karlee Formalot
Color Grade: Gregory Reese
Production Designer: Bobbi Rich
Costume Design: Zac Weiss & Jarrett Edward
Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Paige
1st AC: Jinshuo Zhang
2nd AC: Joyce Zhao
Steadicam: Calvin Falk
Gaffer: Alex Hass
Key Grip: Callum Shaw
Best Boy: Brooks Girman
Production Sound Mixer: Brian Blum
Boom Operator: Brian Neris
Post Sound Mixer: Bumi Hidaka
Music Supervisor: Rachel Komar
Set Photographers: Anna Gaskell & Olivia Soussan
Production Coordinator: Andrew Gaul
Script Supervisor: Django El-Siddig
Driver: Emilio Ruiz
Production Assistant: Oren Davidson
"We'll Meet Again"
Performed by Vera Lynn
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Special Thanks
The Plaza Hotel
Anna Gaskell
Arcade Edit
Nancy Coppola
Bonnie Liedtke
Jacob Epstein
The Mill
Jack Kilmer
Ed Coppola
Shruti Kumar
Morgan Kibby
Stacy Fischer
Exposure NY
Whiteboard Pictures
Nicki Neidich
Kirsten Thon-Webb
Francesca Coppola
Mike Coppola


  1. Rosalinda Diaz

    Rosalinda DiazΠριν 44 λεπτά

    Ok im sorry but this dead had me weak because how Dylan gonna have a whole dress and act like a whole girl with his "husband" lmfao ima rewatch this so I don't sound like a dumbo but this really had me weak. Also that song we'll meet again yesss😭😭😭😭 Dylan coming out like 👁👅👁 So Dylan was the daddy. Oop tea 🍵 👀

  2. ziah

    ziahΠριν ώρα

    im too high for this shit.

  3. TaniAa Reynal2

    TaniAa Reynal2Πριν ώρα

    Why did I cry over this? I just click bc the boy was hot

  4. L. Arbe

    L. ArbeΠριν ώρα

    Would smash this guy ngl

  5. Genesis Hill

    Genesis HillΠριν ώρα

    Dylan spouse has such pretty hands though

  6. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν 2 ώρες

    If you feel confused by the movie, I was, still am, it is by design. The director has woven threads of confusion and surprise into the very fabric of the the movie since the title credits where you hear a phone ringing in total blackness (phones are often used in movies to create a sense of disquiet, being interrupted, something happening you don t see + the surprise that the movie starts ahead of time and I normally sleep during the initial credits), the unusual glasses in a bright green against a narrowly rectangular lenses that you can split into two (what for anyway? OK the style hints and lends maybe a gay touch to the character, but the splitting in two is just to create confusion), a man in a shocking pink taffeta dress sporting warring wild chest hair, etc..so you are forced to ask yourself questions about the movie, indeed Life, or give up. Other elements come to help though, for instance the colour palette of the movie is limited mostly to, in the first part, a background of very much a creamish golden hue accented in the title itself (Power, an understated classy one, not Trump's, the characters would drown in fake liquid gold everywhere), white (Life) an accents of reds, in the pink dress and the bellhop, (Desire/Eros) to then change more to blacks and whites in the second part (Death vs Life), Eros and Thanatos, the conflicting power forces of Freudian psychology, for which the meaning of daddy is a matching fit.

  7. kelly marie xo

    kelly marie xoΠριν 2 ώρες

    Dylan Sprouse is so pretty.

  8. Noisprere

    NoisprereΠριν 3 ώρες

    I cried a little when "We'll Meet Again" started

  9. Katherine Coleman

    Katherine ColemanΠριν 3 ώρες

    This is weird asf

  10. aizhe zade

    aizhe zadeΠριν 3 ώρες

    I like learning different thing, I'm curious type,yet my life little empty now because I don't really need boyfriend , but yeah I'm straight women. Yet I'm learning everything about human.

  11. Girl What

    Girl WhatΠριν 5 ώρες

    Dylan with his hair in that black outfit was just *heart flutters*

  12. Tomiko sheffield

    Tomiko sheffieldΠριν 5 ώρες

    Week 1- sitting in my suggestions Week 2- still sitting in my suggestions Week 3- okay okay click because its hit some curiosity Me right now- just simply beautiful. And Dylan if I thought my crush was big on you in Zach and Cody it just hit a whole notha level 👏 😍😭😍

  13. Lidwin Lidwin

    Lidwin LidwinΠριν 6 ώρες

    Oops Cody is missing

  14. alice veloso

    alice velosoΠριν 8 ώρες

    mds qq isso desver desver desver desver desver

  15. Eric Jae

    Eric JaeΠριν 9 ώρες

    He wiped the old mans ass

  16. Elijah Petrova

    Elijah PetrovaΠριν 9 ώρες

    why he wor a woman dress :/

  17. just soft

    just softΠριν 10 ώρες


  18. kiandra simmons

    kiandra simmonsΠριν 13 ώρες

    i am thoroughly confused..

  19. Chase Proctor

    Chase ProctorΠριν 13 ώρες


  20. T’ana Cassiel

    T’ana CassielΠριν 13 ώρες

    Anyone else confused until they read the description box??

  21. i_bleed_ makeup

    i_bleed_ makeupΠριν 13 ώρες

    I don't know why this was so disturbing for me, but it was 😒

  22. Ip Finder

    Ip FinderΠριν 14 ώρες

    That back flip was clean 14:31

  23. Alesha Lower

    Alesha LowerΠριν 15 ώρες


  24. Narriamu Ageyase

    Narriamu AgeyaseΠριν 15 ώρες


  25. Chupito

    ChupitoΠριν 17 ώρες


  26. so not in the mood

    so not in the moodΠριν 17 ώρες

    I ain't seen him in a minute but god damn his long hair is doing something to me. p.s. i ain't search for this at ALL.

  27. Paula Mateo Pereira

    Paula Mateo PereiraΠριν 19 ώρες

    F por Bárbara Palvin

  28. Red Hellequin

    Red HellequinΠριν 20 ώρες


  29. Red Hellequin

    Red HellequinΠριν 20 ώρες

    The tension of the bellboy. What am I watching. This feels so strange but so sad the closer you get to the end.

  30. Aisha Talat

    Aisha TalatΠριν 20 ώρες

    Why the hell does he look like harry styles

  31. Kitó Joseph きと

    Kitó Joseph きとΠριν 21 ώρα

    Such narrative...🤔

  32. Naturelle

    NaturelleΠριν 21 ώρα

    God sure took extra time creating Dylan... i mean wow.

  33. habitual_be

    habitual_beΠριν 21 ώρα

    Did anybody show this to Tyler the Creator yet

  34. Suhala Noshin

    Suhala NoshinΠριν 21 ώρα


  35. Gacha Destiny

    Gacha DestinyΠριν 22 ώρες

    Jughead off of Riverdale

  36. Gacha Destiny

    Gacha DestinyΠριν 22 ώρες

    It look like him

  37. Jaded Trinity

    Jaded TrinityΠριν 22 ώρες


  38. Lois Kahu

    Lois KahuΠριν 23 ώρες

    Why is his smile so creepy in the last scene

  39. pamibell

    pamibellΠριν 23 ώρες

    Dylan is so much prettier than me and I ain't even mad about it

  40. Starbuck Targaryen

    Starbuck TargaryenΠριν 23 ώρες

    bruh i got tricked into sobbing the fuvk

  41. Bill Buffalo

    Bill BuffaloΠριν ημέρα

    Cody is that you ?

  42. ᥒ ᥲ d ι ᥲ ι b ᥱ r r s k ყ INDIE

    ᥒ ᥲ d ι ᥲ ι b ᥱ r r s k ყ INDIEΠριν ημέρα

    Se ve gordo con vestido :0

  43. Krystal Huang

    Krystal HuangΠριν ημέρα


  44. sassy youtuber

    sassy youtuberΠριν ημέρα

    So Dylan is gay or supporting it ewe so wrong and ungodly it's a good thing that I don't like or watch the twins. Disney actresses are so erupted.

  45. R R

    R RΠριν ημέρα

    I’m still in minute 7 and I’m sooo confused 🙂🙂🙂

  46. Achyutha Arjun

    Achyutha ArjunΠριν ημέρα

    Cole Sprouse + Harry styles + Emma Watson + bradpitt = Dylan Sprouse!

  47. Iris Harris

    Iris HarrisΠριν ημέρα

    This was so weird

  48. Electro abouadam

    Electro abouadamΠριν ημέρα

    Its weird that dylan just agreed to kiss an old man even if its acting lmao I could never.

  49. mary jane

    mary janeΠριν ημέρα

    Film Synopsis: After Graduating from the "SS Tipton," Zack returns to the Tipton Hotel and starts a career as a sugar baby.

  50. Adry

    AdryΠριν ημέρα

    So delicate🥺❤️

  51. Bri B

    Bri BΠριν ημέρα

    Best suggestion I've had ever ❣

  52. Noen Hudson

    Noen HudsonΠριν ημέρα


  53. Thea Arra Mae Cabase

    Thea Arra Mae CabaseΠριν ημέρα

    The reason why it was Dylan or a male escort is maybe because the old man promised his wife that she will be the only woman he'll ever be with.

  54. Uriel Lezama

    Uriel LezamaΠριν ημέρα

    This should be age restricted , can’t believe I watched tht

  55. Angel Wachuka

    Angel WachukaΠριν ημέρα

    I just wished people would understand there's nothing gay about this film, maybe the waiter thoroughly flirting with Dylan, but other than that, nothing gay about the whole thing.

  56. Aaron Watson

    Aaron WatsonΠριν ημέρα

    So this is where actors who had their D pics released end up? Eesh...

  57. Manali Kondalkar

    Manali KondalkarΠριν ημέρα

    i think i understand this,, it's nice and wholesome :)

  58. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν ημέρα

    Could you explain why in the first lift scene we can see the reflection of the escort in the background mirror but not in the final scene the escort moves his arm to push a button which flashes a reflected green, but no image of it is shown in the mirror? Because am still lost... I wonder if the contradiction is on purpose so that a spectrum of interpretations is possible and so to maintain the sense of confusion and surprise the director has woven into the celluloid of the movie since within its titling. I d really appreciate, thanks

  59. lure king

    lure kingΠριν ημέρα


  60. sister antigone

    sister antigoneΠριν ημέρα

    I need a Dylan and Kristen stewart film, completely genderless though. Would be fun as hell

  61. Lara Babe's Channel

    Lara Babe's ChannelΠριν ημέρα

    How lucky this old man is 😳

  62. desu

    desuΠριν ημέρα

    pov you came from tiktok

  63. Soraya Borloz

    Soraya BorlozΠριν ημέρα

    and that is what it feels like when you lost someone you love

  64. yukihai

    yukihaiΠριν ημέρα

    This was actually so niiiiice.

  65. RhysWolfBorn 1

    RhysWolfBorn 1Πριν ημέρα

    I just started watching and it's weird seeing Dylan in a dress


    ALEXIS SIERRAΠριν ημέρα

    Dylan can kiss me anytime

  67. tyler dun

    tyler dunΠριν ημέρα

    I just realized how absolutely terrified I am of growing up 😅

  68. sen

    senΠριν ημέρα

    his glasses i want them

  69. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν 11 ώρες

    @sen And against that I would not have any valid justification: De gustibus non est disputandum. :) Peace

  70. sen

    senΠριν 22 ώρες

    @Emilio Gonzaga i just like them 🧍🏻‍♀️

  71. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν ημέρα

    I find them creative with their exuberant green that creates a tension with the linear narrowly rectangular shape. The finer details hint at affluence, they tell something, what confuses me is that u can split them and then put them back together with a magnet, it seems. Why do you want to have glasses that can break into two? What do you get out of it? That they very rare, that people ask you what the purpose is? Very curious

  72. sen

    senΠριν ημέρα

    @Emilio Gonzaga the ones i can split into two 😩

  73. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν ημέρα

    Which ones, the green you can split in two? Or the stylish round black ones? I don't get how anyone would need to split glasses into two, or maybe that is the point to create a sense of confusion!

  74. Sharon Calay

    Sharon CalayΠριν ημέρα

    Oh Dylan how you've grown into sexy sensual man 🔥

  75. Manny Mitchell

    Manny MitchellΠριν ημέρα

    This is suite

  76. Tovia Emokpae

    Tovia EmokpaeΠριν ημέρα

    It's the way I didn't want this to end

  77. CJ Weirdo

    CJ WeirdoΠριν ημέρα

    WHERE have I seen him

  78. Emily Sixx

    Emily SixxΠριν ημέρα

    If you mean the young guy paul he was zack (dylan sprouse) from suite life of zack and cody

  79. A Dooley

    A DooleyΠριν ημέρα

    This video has been recommended to me for MONTHS and I’ve been a little worried about what in the world it was about (given the name and thumbnail I was more than a little confused) but it was really well done and interesting! (I like all the interpretations other people have commented about)

  80. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν ημέρα

    Do you have your interpretation to add, or anything that could help alleviate that sense of confusion many at least, if not all of us, have?

  81. Star Bugarin

    Star BugarinΠριν ημέρα

    I love the job that this film does depicting and escort service (which is within the sex work umbrella) it doesn't demonize it or put it in a shady dangerous light but rather gives a very real look into part of the job. People don't realize how much goes into it and what a valuable job it is for all kinds of reasons.

  82. Emilio Gonzaga

    Emilio GonzagaΠριν ημέρα

    I agree and you make additional good points. I was reminded of a different movie that dispels the taboo when I saw the escort in the lift, as there he is uncannily resemblant to Joe Dallessandro who played a hustler in Warhol's Flesh in 1968. You can probably find it on youtube. If you are interested in the topic, Verdi's Opera La Traviata ("Fallen woman") was nothing short of a revolution and the more the Catholic Church condemned it, the more women flocked to see it. Besides, the music is beautiful and the singing exceptional, only the most talented sopranos can play Violetta. Even friends of mine who hate Opera like Marmite saw their convictions turned topsy-turvy.

  83. meganvali

    meganvaliΠριν ημέρα

    This made me feel things that I didn't know I needed to feel. So raw and emotional, I absolutely adore it.

  84. sophia hernandez

    sophia hernandezΠριν ημέρα

    what in the banana fish am i watching rn



    You can't tell me this wasn't an awkward film to make. It's so quiet



    Why does he look better than me as a female😭



    I'm lost, as always.

  88. graffeedee

    graffeedeeΠριν ημέρα

    I never once in my life thought I would see Dylan Sprouse passionately kiss an old man.

  89. Tiffany Ngo

    Tiffany NgoΠριν ημέρα

    ok but the acting in this is EXCEPTIONAL because i am crying on a wednesday afternoon



    When the old man cussed I was torn between sadness and humor

  91. smilezz :D

    smilezz :DΠριν ημέρα


  92. Truthseeker176x

    Truthseeker176xΠριν ημέρα

    Pizzagate Pizzagate Pizzagate

  93. Calla Doll

    Calla DollΠριν ημέρα

    If this was a young woman and an older man people would call her a gold digger and the old dude a creep. It's very beautiful. But people need to consider why they have love/hate feelings about attractive women

  94. Ellie Mae

    Ellie MaeΠριν ημέρα

    After watching this a 2nd & 3rd time it hit me... ”Pull your pants up!--- We’re at Vogue!” ... ”ah, cookieee... You have some daddy issues I could help with.” ... Carrie Bradshaw should have jumped his Versace’s right then and there... Oh Ron Rifkin... 💕

  95. imbasil

    imbasilΠριν ημέρα

    the tension with the worker and cole was ✨🥴

  96. Supreme

    SupremeΠριν ημέρα

    Dylan has a twin called Cole Sprouse.He plays in Riverdale .You should go watch it .It’s AMAZING. It’s on Netflix by the way.

  97. Archer Candy

    Archer CandyΠριν ημέρα

    This was adorable

  98. angel lopez

    angel lopezΠριν ημέρα

    this gave me flash backs of cole wearing the dress for the play on suite life on deck💀💀💀

  99. Mark SuckaTurd

    Mark SuckaTurdΠριν ημέρα

    Childhood + Out = The Window

  100. Obama Obama

    Obama ObamaΠριν ημέρα

    Remember when Achilles dressed as woman to avoid the Trojan war?

  101. Julya Ochoa

    Julya OchoaΠριν ημέρα

    Can someone please tell me what´s the name of the song on minute 2:22?

  102. mzlovergirl Sade

    mzlovergirl SadeΠριν ημέρα

    What in the government spying on me is going on. Wtf is this?

  103. Rose Cook

    Rose CookΠριν ημέρα

    Wtf kinda weird shit is this

  104. Nevaeh Velez

    Nevaeh VelezΠριν ημέρα

    so dylan really did that 👀well okay then

  105. Sarah Kawasmi17

    Sarah Kawasmi17Πριν ημέρα

    Its 12 pm I have an exam in few days GRlifes : let's watch this video 🐸

  106. Potato Chop sticks

    Potato Chop sticksΠριν ημέρα

    He got paid to play the role of his wife who passed away because he could never move on with another female or have another female take the place of his wife. which is why he fantasized about his wife during the dance with a man wearing his wife's dress.

  107. Lady Sydoni

    Lady SydoniΠριν ημέρα

    Am sorry but his pony tail...

  108. Lady Sydoni

    Lady SydoniΠριν ημέρα

    "would u like it by the bed?' My poor body and mind...

  109. Lady Sydoni

    Lady SydoniΠριν ημέρα

    Why am I here?

  110. leah c

    leah cΠριν ημέρα

    i don’t know what this film did to me but i’m in love