A short doc about my dad getting a smartphone for the first time.
My dad lives in the woods outside of Portland, OR. He's never used Google Maps or Facebook or sent a text message. We talk every so often (on his landline), so when he told me he was finally getting a smartphone, I decided to make a documentary about his experience.
I could use more time away from my smartphone - making this documentary helped remind me why.
We are in talks to create a follow-up film, My Dad Gets a Laptop.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
2023 Cinalfama Lisbon Screening and Awards - Lisbon, PT
2022 Programmer's Choice/Filmmaker to Watch Eastern Oregon Film Festival
2022 Best Micro Doc Oregon Short Film Festival - Portland, OR
2022 Best Documentary SF City Shorts Film Festival - San Francisco, CA
2022 Finalist Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Portland, OR
2022 Official Selection Montreal Independent Film Festival - Montreal, CAN