A story about a man that desires a bond with his elderly father. He realizes that he is running out of time due to his father's increasing dimensia. What he comes to realize is he needs to now turn his attention toward his own son.
Just as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
Barbasol is a story that touches on themes that will certainly lead to well needed discussions about father and son relationships as well as mental illness.
Barbasol is a short film about a man that desires to bond with his father; as his father is slipping further into dementia. Mental illness is a topic that is rarely discussed, particularly in ethnic communities.
Barbasol is a personal journey in storytelling. “It is a unique chance to tell a complex story of the father and son relationship”, says Ralph Scott the films Producer and Director. “Barbasol is meant to share with many different mental health organizations. It has already sparked many conversations about dementia and Alzheimer’s in just the mere mention of the storyline.”
The goal is to create a project that will inform, inspire, and motivate people about the importance and impact of father-Hood and Mental Health awareness. The quality and delivery of the film is very important and everyone affiliated with this film believes in the message and places high stakes on the added value that this film will project.
Under the banner of an independent film promotion company, Social Cinema, Barbasol will be linked with various mental health organizations. Written and produced by Kiara C. Jones of Cultivated Films, the film stars Stephen Hill as Harper; Ebbe Bassey as Grace; Elijah Williams as Grant and William Jay Marshall as "Super Chief". .
An addition to the support team is Dr. Jeff Gardere as the psychological consultant. Dr. Jeff is one of the most sought after mental-health experts, and has been quoted in every major news paper and appeared on every major TV news outlet in the world including CNN, CNN international, CBS early morning show, good morning America, Fox cable network, Fox Business News Network, and the Oprah Winfrey show.
This film is dedicated to the memory of those that may sometimes forget.