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My Dad Gets a Smart Phone

A short documentary about my dad getting a smart phone for the first time.

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Personal Doc, Portrait, and Lifestyle
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
5 minutes

Credits

  • Sarah Wells ... Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
  • DJ Werd/Andrew Pace ... Original Music
  • Collin Davis ... Additional Editor
  • Anna Barsukova ... Colorist

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
1
Locations
Portland, OR

Distribution Details

Festivals
Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Oregon Short Film Festival, Oregon Documentary Festival, SF City Shorts Festival, Montreal Independent Film Festival
Awards
Programmer's Choice/Filmmaker to Watch, Best Micro-Doc, Best Documentary
Language
English

Photos

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