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Community | Education | Health & Wellbeing | Human Rights | Social Justice | Welfare | Youth


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A story about men who have perpetrated or are at risk of perpetrating family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men have problems expressing anger, and other strong emotions, without resorting to abuse, verbal or physical. We follow these men as they attempt to change and heal their most precious relationships.

How does the project meet the aims of a philanthropic foundation?

Call Me Dad will draw focus to the ways in which men can attempt to curb pervasive and dangerous patterns of behaviour. It will show the skilfulness and passion of the professionals who work with families. It will draw positive attention to the ways in which men can work together to find the bravery, tenacity and strength to overcome the shame and loneliness many men feel when faced with a family crisis. \n\nThe filmmakers seek partnership with philanthropic organisations interested in: supporting children and vulnerable families in crisis, working with individuals and families impacted by family violence, promoting men’s health, promoting gender equality and/or supporting crime prevention programs.
Aims & Objectives

What outcomes do you hope to achieve by making this film and how will you measure its impact?

Our mission is to give a group of people so often maligned a voice, and to shine a compassionate light in a place where our dark propensity for violence and our deep capacity for love intersect. We wish to raise awareness of the constructive work being done to support people impacted by family violence, and to create political pressure to work not only the victims, but the perpetrators of family violence.

What is your education and outreach strategy?

We want Call Me Dad to reach men and families touched by family violence, separation and conflict through partnership with community organisations, NGOs, social service and education providers. Through a strong online presence, the ‘Host a Screening’ outreach program and the education packs that will accompany these, this film will not only move and inspire those that watch it, but will start a conversation amongst people who are seeking much help for themselves and their families, and are helping others to do so.\n\nMedia Stockade has substantial experience delivering outreach strategies for documentary. We recently launched and facilitated the outreach campaign for the feature documentary film I AM A GIRL. Most recently this has involved the national launch of the education materials and marketing the film to schools. \n\nThe team has had tremendous success with the implementation of the “Host A Screening” distribution model. This has enabled regional and local community groups to screen the film for a license fee and fund raise for their chosen charity whilst also building awareness around the central issues of the film.
Sophie Wiesner
Madeleine Hetherton, Rebecca Barry
Total budget
80 Minutes