Directed by the legendary comedian Bill Burr in his directorial debut, Old Dads is a comedy film that follows a group of aging fathers who suddenly find themselves having to raise infants again.
With its witty dialogue and outrageous situations, this Bill Burr film is sure to crack audiences up. But where exactly was this wacky movie filmed?
If you’re curious about the real-world locations that served as the backdrop for this heartwarming comedy, then you’ve come to the right place.
We have covered all the locations that were utilized by the amazing team of Bill Burr and Ben Tishler.
Where was Old Dads filmed?
The 2023 comedy film “Old Dads” was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California. Principal filming began on 2 March 2022 and wrapped in May 2022, The Wrap reported on 31 March 2022.
The specific filming locations include The San Fernando Valley, Reseda, Northridge, Van Nuys, Studio City, Burbank, and Downtown Los Angeles.
The film’s opening scene features Jack Kelly (played by Bill Burr) driving through the streets of Northridge, that was filmed on the 18500 block of San Jose Street, and the scooter chase scene was filmed near the intersection of Reseda Boulevard, IMDb noted.
Van Nuys, California
The scene showing the exterior of Jack house was done at an actual house located on the 14000 block of Sylvan Street.
Sherman Oaks, California
The bar scenes were filmed at the Blue Plate Oysterette, a popular restaurant located on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
Studio City, California
The film’s office scenes were filmed at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City. The studio is home to a number of television shows, including “NCIS” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Palm Desert, California
Production crew used several locations in the Palm Desert city, including a house on El Paseo, a grocery store, and a restaurant. Bill Burr was spotted filming scenes at the Swim Club and Ace Hotel, the luxury hotel featured in ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Mad Men’.
Downtown Los Angeles
The Grand Park was also used to shoot some final scenes of the movie. For those who are unaware, Grand Park is a public park located in downtown Los Angeles.
The characters can be seen walking through Pershing Square and visiting the Grand Central Market.
Even though, the area was busy and chaotic, that didn’t stop Bill and his team from filming.
Moreover, the iconic Venice Beach and the Long Angeles river has been shown in a scene where characters are driving.
Finally, we have Griffith Park as background for a scene where the three dads are having a conversation.
Behind the scenes
Director Bill Burr has said that he wanted to film “Old Dads” in Los Angeles because he felt that the city was the perfect backdrop for the story when he wanted to show the real LA to viewers, not just the shiny “Hollywood” version of the city.
He said, “Los Angeles is a city of contrasts. It’s a city of dreams and a city of nightmares. It’s a city of the young and a city of the old. It’s the perfect place to tell a story about three men who are trying to find their place in the world.”
Old Dads Cast
The cast of Old Dads movie 2023 is as follows:
- Bill Burr as Jack Kelly
- Bobby Cannavale as Connor Brody
- Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Richards
- Katie Aselton as Leah Kelly
- Reign Edwards as Britney
- Miles Robbins as Aspen Bell
- Justin Miles as Travis Romine
- C. Thomas Howell as Ed Cameron
- Natasha Leggero as Kelly
- Katrina Bowden as Joanna
- Angela Gulner as Mimi
- Bruce Dern as Richie Jacobs
- Josh Brener as Dana
- Carl Tart as Brian Dodson
- Rick Glassman as Hunter Lewis
- Abbie Cobb as Judy
- Erin Wu as Diamelle
- Tom Allen as Scooter
- Steph Tolev as Steph
- Paul Walter Hauser as Tracy
- Dominic Grey Gonzalez as Colin Brody
- Rory Scovel as Terrance Huffy-Schwinn
- Rachael Harris as Dr. Lois Schmieckel-Turne
- Dash McCloud as Nate Kelly
- Jackie Tohn as Cara Brody
What is the plot of Old Dads movie?
The movie is about three middle-aged friends namely Jack, Connor, and Mike who have been best friends since childhood, and they have always been more interested in chasing women and having fun than settling down.
Jack is not ready to be a father and he struggles to adjust to his new role. He is also dealing with the fact that he’s an old dad when his son’s preschool is full of young and energetic dads, and that’s why Jack feels like he doesn’t belong to the place.
Connor is a successful businessman who is trying to figure out how to raise a daughter and Mike is a single dad who is trying to balance his career with his new family. As the three Old Dads navigate the challenges of fatherhood, they learn that being a dad is not always easy, but it’s always rewarding.
The movie is full of surprises and humor. It is a film that will resonate with anyone who has ever been a parent, or who has ever felt like they don’t belong.
Old Dads is now streaming on Netflix inside the United States since its premiere on 20 Oct 2023.