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What About Dad?

Canada, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Youth Film Festival)

Director: Brendan Smith

Two teenage characters from rival television programs help each other escape the rigid confines of their stereotypes. What About Dad?, is a sometimes confronting yet very funny exploration of the limits and conventions of the Family Sitcom.
- Atlantic Film Festival 1993 Award of Excellence, Writing
-Worldfest Charleston 1993, Gold Award, Best Short Dramatic-Original Film

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