Best British 2021

Three Letters

Following the death of his beloved step mother and grandmother, disability and LGBT campaigner Paul Davies attempts to write to the father he feels rejected by to find resolution and peace.

DIRECTOR: Ian Smith
PRODUCER: Ian Smith
WRITER: Ian Smith
Wales (UK), 7 Minutes

Following the death of his beloved step mother and grandmother, disability and LGBT campaigner Paul Davies attempts to write to the father he feels rejected by to find resolution and peace.

Conflicted by his feelings of rejection and family duty, Paul wants to put things right with his father. It’s difficult. Years of unspoken fears and rejection have haunted him. Can a letter outlining his emotions, feelings and hopes be what is needed to make the difference? Will this father’s day be the start of a new beginning in his relationships with dad?

 

Ian Smith is a filmmaker based in Cardiff, Wales. He studied film at Newport Film School, where he was influenced by renowned documentary filmmaker John Grierson, the school’s Patron.
Ian went on to become a producer and director at BBC Wales where he produced a variety of formats, films and documentaries including Wales and Hollywood, How The Co-op Started, Homelessness: On the Edge. Ian also worked on drama formats including Doctor Who, War of the Worlds, Mistresses
amongst many others. He continues to work for the BBC as a freelancer on current affairs, factual and music output. He also produces films through his company Auntie Margaret. His recent film GO HOME POLISH was selected for Best of British at IRIS PRIZE 2020.

Facebook: Auntie Margaret


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