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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, Facebook or sent a text message. We talk every so often (on his landline), and when he told me he was finally getting a smart phone in March of 2022, I decided to make a documentary about his experience.

​I know I could use more time away from my smart phone - 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

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
1
Locations
Portland, OR

Distribution Details

Festivals
City Shorts
Awards
Best Documentary
Language
English

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