25th Oct, 2020

Local film Father's Daze a big hit as it is premiered at Artrix

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th Feb, 2020

A FILM about the struggles of a single dad amidst the launch of the Child Support Agency (CSA) received a great reaction when it was premiered at Bromsgrove’s Artrix, writes Shivani Chaudhari.

Father’s Daze, filmed in south Birmingham and Redditch, was inspired by true events and centres on a newly-single freelance wedding photographer who has just become the sole breadwinner for his three children in 1994 when the CSA was introduced.

Brian Becker directed the film which mixes humorous flashes with the serious subject matter to give it a more engaging feel.

Almost 200 people attended the premiere, including those involved in producing and acting in the film.

Brian said: “It was great to hear the spontaneous applause at the end of the film.

“Many people praised it for how engaging the story was right from the start and the emotional highs and lows which I feel were so effectively portrayed by the main actors.”

One audience member said they felt sorry for the main character Ben, played by Chris del Manso, and loved sympathetic barrister Julia Jones, portrayed by Sally Hyde Lomaz.

“It was thoroughly absorbing and highlighted the injustice of the CSA system whilst still being entertaining.

“I am waiting for a sequel.”

Visit vimeo.com/ondemand/fathersdaze to stream the film.


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