“FATHERS” is a powerful film that interrogates and challenges stereotypes surrounding the role of the black father in modern society.
“FATHERS” gives us an insight into the emotional and spiritual lives of a group of young black men, whose mental health is all too often disregarded.
It charts their experiences navigating the persistent tug of war between providing for their families, fulfilling their creative and artistic ambitions and raising a young family.
The film is underscored by a beautiful sound-bed, with music from the album "Our Father" by Azekel, and accompanied by the rich tones of artist and poet Sophia Thakur. Thakur’s voice is heard on the film itself – highlighting a mother’s perspective of the battle that she sees these "superheroes" going through.
Created by BYUS Group, consisting of Azekel, Ade Adesina, Olan Collardy & Dumas Haddad, who are all young fathers in the creative industry themselves. They have endeavoured to provide a truly artistic, innovative unique and artistic approach to documentary storytelling.
Director: Dumas Haddad
Creative Director: Adeleke O “Adelight
Director of Photography: Olan Collardy
Production Company: ByUsGroup Films
1st AC: Kairo Jones
Colourist: Peter Oppersdorff
Grade House: MPC
Music Courtesy of Azekel from the album 'Our Fathers'
Narrator & Voice Over: Sophia Thakur
All footage available to license from Film Supply: flmsp.ly/fthrsdh