When BC documentary filmmaker Morgan Rhys Tams was 31 years old, he wrote a short letter to the absentee father he’d never known. This led to his decision to drive 5000 kilometers to the opposite coast of Canada so the two could meet for the first time.
Dear Mr. Dudley: Morgan’s unconventional latest short film, chronicles this real-life road trip that crossed not only a continent and decades of lost time, but the distance between father and son.
Morgan Rhys Tams has created everything from a music video-style rock & roll “western” opera, to site specific and interactive installations and community-based interventions—often in some of the world’s most challenging locations.
He has received grants from the Canada Council, BC Arts Council and the National Film Board and has taught in partnership with The National Film Board, the City of Victoria, the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee and prestigious Hot Docs Film Festival.
Dear Mr. Dudley will be featured in Cinevic’s upcoming Members’ Screening in this year’s Victoria Film Festival on February 5th and 12th, 2023!
Referred to in this episode:
Dear Mr. Dudley trailer: https://www.morgantams.com/dudley.html
Killer’s Crossing: A Pacific Northwestern: https://vimeo.com/52178600
Cinevic Screening at Victoria Film Festival:
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