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Forgetting Dad

Produced by Olaf Jacobs
If your father no longer remembers you, does he stop being your father?

Overview

Genre
Human Interest, Investigation, Personal Doc, and Social Issues
Synopsis

One week after a seemingly harmless car accident, a 45-year-old man suffers total amnesia. Christening himself the “New Richard,” he embarks upon a new life with a new wife far away from his family. Sixteen years later, his oldest son returns with a camera to investigate why his father’s memory never returned.

Stage
finished
Running time
84 and 59 minutes

Credits

  • Rick Minnich ... writer, director, associate producer
  • Matt Sweetwood ... co-writer, co-director, editor
  • Ari Benjamin Meyers ... Composer
  • Raimund von Scheibner ... Sound Designer
  • Axel Schneppat ... Director of Photography
  • Olaf Jacobs ... producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH / Rickfilms
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2005-2008
Locations
California, Missouri, Kansas, Oregon (USA)

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
IDFA, Göteborg, True/False, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Cleveland, St. Louis, Denver, Heartland, Belfast, GZ DOC, Documentary Edge (New Zealand), Kos, Saarbrücken, Achtung Berlin, Guth Gafa, Planete Doc Review (Warsaw), etc.
Awards
Special Jury Award - IDFA; Grand Jury Prize - GZ DOC, Guangzhou, China; audience award - Ippokrates Health Film Festival (Kos, Greece); Honorable Mention, Achtung Berlin; Honorable Mention (Dallas Video Festival),
Distribution
Films Transit International, Inc.
Broadcast (Prod.)
ZDF
Broadcast (Acq.)
YLE, Humanistisches Omroep, SVT, Canvas (Belgium), Knowledge TV (British Columbia), Channel 8 (Israel), TV Cultura (Brazil), NDTV 24 x 7 (India)
Language
English
Subtitles
German, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, Hebrew,

Photos

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