This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you a few short films that are centered around fatherhood. These movies were submitted to the Daddying Film Festival and Forum that was created by Allan Shedlin. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Dad For Hire – Centered Around Fatherhood
Last year at the Daddying Film Festival and Forum, the short film, Dad for Hire was submitted by Aaron Scully from Australia. In the film you see a man look to interview for the position of dad. Aaron’s film shows a “job interview” for the position of dad by his 18-month-old daughter, Emma. Although it is light-hearted, captivating, and keeps you amused, it conveys some of the essential responsibilities – and opportunities – of early daddying.
Avi Federgreen – Red Balloon
Avi Federgreen has over twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian film industry. In addition it includes over seventy films produced. Federgreen’s newly completed films, which are travelling around the film festival circuit include Motherly, and For The Sake Of Vicious. Current films in release include Clapboard Jungle, and Things I Do For Money. In the Summer of 2019 Federgreen directed his first Short film Red Balloon which is now traveling the festival circuit.
Jim Schneider – Jack and the Treehouse
Jack and the Treehouse is the story of a ten year-old boy who tries to stop his dad from selling the family land. Jack lives in the distant suburbs of western Pennsylvania with his family, amidst acres of woods and encroaching development. Dad breaks his foot and Grandpa dies, turning Jack’s world upside down. Jack fights to honor his grandpa and save the trees that surround him and his families home.
Bjarney ludviksdottir – How The Titanic Became My Lifeboat
The documentary How the Titanic became my lifeboat is based on a true story about an Icelandic boy. It follows Brynjar Karl and how his fascination with Titanic became his lifeline to independence. Brynjar’s story began with an insatiable desire to escape the limitations of autism. In addition it shows to become a part of the expressive, vibrant world around him. His fascination with Titanic pointed the way, his untapped talents set wheels in motion. While there is no cure for autism, there are ways to challenge it. The film explores those possibilities with Brynjar. Brynjar has become an important advocate for young people on the autism spectrum. In addition, the film calls for acceptance and inclusion in the school systems and workplaces for people on the spectrum.