The Fathering Project

As a Videographer and Director for a large part of my career I have had the absolute honour of working with some incredible people on some amazing and very inspiring projects.

I was recently approached by “The Fathering Project” here in Perth Western Australia to Produce and Direct three videos for the World Wide Web.

The topic of each video was around how Fathers can best communicate with their children about drugs and alcohol. The approach we used was to use actors to role play “real life” scenarios common in most households, and then by way of a narrator, gently guide fathers through the process of effective communication methods.

I employed one of Perth’s best script writers – Malcolm Maclean to come up with the scripts and then auditioned quite a few actors for the roles. The four who made it through the auditions did a wonderful job and were totally professional on set at all times.

We also utilised the North Beach Junior Football Club and some junior players to highlight the message that alcohol shouldn’t be consumed and junior sporting events.

They were long days and the cast and crew worked extremely hard but as you will see it was well worth it. A big thanks also to Lee Guy who came on board to help produce the videos.  It was an honour to work with the team on The Fathering Project and I hope to be able to share some of this work with you in the near future.