I had the great pleasure of being able to be part of a round-table video chat with Bryce Dallas Howard to talk about her new documentary DADS. I got to screen the documentary with my wife a few weeks ago. We really enjoyed the way dads were portrayed. There is a mix of celebrities and six fantastic fathers from across the world in this film.
While watching this film I thought about the work Bryce and her team did to promote fatherhood. What she is doing is what we dad bloggers are looking to do. We both want to show how important dads are and how necessary we are for a child’s successful future. We each got to ask Bryce one question. My question was if she looked at her father in a different way after making this documentary. Here is what she said.
DADS is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today’s world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood’s funniest celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.
DADS is part of Apple’s exclusive, first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries. The film is produced by Nine Muses Entertainment, in association with Dove Men+Care.
DADS is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. She also serves as one of the film’s producers alongside Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Justin Wilkes, and Walter Matteson. The film’s executive producers includeKelly Mullen, Giles Morrison, Meredith Kaulfers, Marc Gilbar, and Sara Bernstein. DADS is rated PG and has an 81 minute runtime.
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