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FATHER & SON
 
FATHER & SON
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Jack Kellogg

Argentina, 2014, 10min
Format: Digital (screening) - RED (shooting)
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Ricardo Carranza, Álvaro Haines
Crew:  Producers: Mónica Pérez - Screenwriters: Jack Kellogg - Cinematographer: Álvaro Domínguez - Editor: Jack Kellogg
Email:  jackkellogggmail.com

synopsis
A divorced father and his young son go to a restaurant for their obligatory weekend lunch. Their relationship is strained – the father makes disparaging remarks about the boy’s mother and speaks harshly to his son whenever they interact. The son can do nothing but accept his father’s behavior, but he eventually turns away to brood. As the father glances salaciously towards a woman sitting nearby, he stiffens and slips from his chair, shaking uncontrollably on the floor in a seizure. In an instant, everything changes, and what follows will determine the trajectory of their relationship for years to come.

director
Jack Kellogg was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1965. He received his baccalaureate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) in 1987, with a focus on Performance and Installation Art. In 2007, he traveled to Argentina to study at the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires), where he wrote and directed several short films, including Father & Son (Padre & Hijo, 2014). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is developing his first feature-film project.
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filmmaker's note
Power and its effect on identity is a theme that attracts me – I wrote Father & Son as a means to explore a particular type of power relationship at a moment of irrevocable change. At the end of the film, the boy’s sense of self, his view of the world, is completely distinct from the beginning; the same can be said for the father. The story marks the onset of a new phase in their relationship, one that each will grapple with throughout the rest of their lives.

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