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Screening of Father's Daze

Screening of Father's Daze

Directed by Brian Becker

Inspired by true events in 1994, Father’s Daze 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 2006 and replaced with a revised system, which is still controversial today.


Opening Night for local film

A full house is expected at the Artrix cinema in Bromsgrove on Thursday 6 February for the premiere of Father's Daze, a film produced and directed by BeeBee Films, a Redditch based film production company.

Shot mainly in locations around Redditch and South Birmingham, the film portrays events based on the true story of a single parent father struggling to provide for his children and simultaneously fight off demands for money from the newly set up Child Support Agency which seems unwilling or unable to take his individual circumstances into account.

Starring several up and coming actors from the Birmingham Conservatoire, including Chris del Manso, the film showcases what can be achieved by harnessing talent in the local area. Director Brian Becker said, “Producing a feature film is an extremely challenging task and I would really like to thank the many local people who made it possible, in particular those who gave up their time to be extras or help us make everyday venues into film sets. Five Redditch residents even opened up their own homes to the film crew. I hope they enjoy seeing the result on the big screen in Bromsgrove.”

Date: Thursday 6th February 2020 

All tickets £8.00 each 

Time of Screening : 8.00pm

Running time: 116 minutes

Director: Brian Becker

Starring: Chris Del Manso, Sally Hyde Lomax and Simon Hawkins.

Classification: 12A


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