Dad's Stick

V' 13

Dad's Stick

John Smith
GB, 2012
Shortfilms, 5min, OF

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Dad's Stick

John Smith
GB, 2012
Shortfilms, 5min, OF

Screenplay: 
John Smith
Sound: 
John Smith
Camera: 
John Smith
Editor: 
John Smith

Production: 
John Smith
World Sales: 
LUX
Format: 
HDCam
Color

John Smith’s color-steeped DAD’S STICK is a tender portrait of the artist-filmmaker’s late father. It’s built around three paint-coated objects that bespeak the father’s artistic calling. Sensuous close-ups of the objects set against colored backgrounds are overlaid with prominent captions and accompanied by discrete sounds (a spoon stirring, a man whistling) that bring the images to life. (Agnieszka Gratza)