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Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction

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Synopsis

An original and compelling documentary depicting one father’s long-term struggle with heroin addiction, told through the uniquely intimate perspective of his own son.
After years of acrimony and estrangement, young film-maker Phillip Wood seeks out his father to try and understand what’s happened to him. But his father is now seriously ill and over the next few months Phillip’s visits force both to confront some uncomfortable truths about their past.
This documentary offers a strikingly stark exploration into a subject that significantly affected the film-maker's childhood. An intimate, revealing documentary which shows addiction from a different side and challenges assumptions about how families can rebuild their broken relationships.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
59 mins
Format
Digital HD 1080p
Director
Phillip Wood 1st Feature
Producer
Phillip Wood
Executive Producer
Peter Dale, Jane Treays
Director of Photography
Phillip Wood
Sound
Phillip Wood
Music
Sami El-Enany
Film Image
©Phillip Wood, BBC

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Last updated 12th July 2017

Production Company

Rare Day
http://www.rareday.co.uk

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