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Father'sDaze (2020)

Inspired by true events in 1994, Father'sDaze exposes the additional pressures exerted by the Child Support Agency on one family dealing with the consequences of marital breakdown. Ben, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Becker

Writer:

Brian Becker
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Del Manso Chris Del Manso ... Ben Bradley
Sally Hyde Lomax ... Julia Jones
Simon Hawkins ... Liam
Terry Pearson ... Norman Pilkington MP
Gregor Hunt Gregor Hunt ... Solicitor
Susan Jeffrey Susan Jeffrey ... Deborah (CAB Advisor)
Emmeline Braefield Emmeline Braefield ... Denise
Laura Harding Laura Harding ... Joanne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Amado ... German Au Pair (voice)
Nicola Barranger Nicola Barranger ... CSA Recorded Message (voice)
Sarah Blacker Sarah Blacker ... Jenny (voice)
Mary Bonam Mary Bonam ... Daphne
Thomas Bonam Thomas Bonam ... Simon
Tom Bonam Tom Bonam ... Simon
Jules Bottrill Jules Bottrill ... Surgeon
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Inspired by true events in 1994, Father'sDaze exposes the additional pressures exerted by the Child Support Agency on one family dealing with the consequences of marital breakdown. Ben, a freelance wedding photographer, suddenly finds himself a single parent of three young boys. After adapting to his new situation, Ben finds himself an innocent victim of the system and struggles through a roller coaster of emotions as he fights for his rights against an irrational, faceless organization, desperately trying to provide a home for his children against all the odds. Following enormous public protests, the Child Support Agency was axed in 1996 and replaced with a revised system, which is still controversial today.

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A fight for right

Genres:

Drama

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Waltzing Matilda
Performed by Juzzie Smith
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A great independent drama
11 February 2021 | by rohosmitSee all my reviews

This is a very well made independent film that I recommend highly. A very sad footnote to the film is that a year after the premiere, one of the actors, Simon Hawkins, who plays Liam, died aged 31. He was a fine actor who should have been destined for a great acting career but tragically it was not to be.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2020 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP79,000 (estimated)
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Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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