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A lean, taut, psychological thriller dealing with issues of social injustice and racial discrimination. Shot on location in Hackney, UK
A lean, taut, psychological thriller dealing with issues of social injustice and racial discrimination. Shot on location in Hackney, UK
134 backers pledged £16,808 to help bring this project to life.

Dad Was - Our new film

Posted by Barnaby Blackburn (Creator)
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Dear Wale family,

After the tremendous success of this community's film, Wale, Ed and I wanted to get on and make our next one. We've been preparing this for nearly a year and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share the project with you now.

Dad Was is its name and you can see all about it on our Kickstarter page below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003516339/dad-was-a-short-film-by-barnaby-blackburn

The film is a far departure from Wale and the nefarious streets of north-east London; this time based in Glasgow, where we'll also shoot the film. 

It tells the story of an 8 year old boy who is tasked with giving the biggest speech he will ever make -- the eulogy at his father's funeral.

The film orbits around themes of grief, memory and the way so many of us suppress our feelings about those we love most.

It was amazing to see with Wale just how far a Kickstarter film can go; earning selections from festivals all around the world, being shortlisted for the Oscars and even receiving a BAFTA nomination. 

Now we want to see if we can carry that momentum forward and reach even dizzier heights this time. Every bit of support we receive from you and the rest of the Kickstarter community lifts us that little bit nearer. 

Thanks for reading.

Barnaby

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