My Father Is A Wonderful Man


My Father Is A Wonderful Man (2009)

It’s the Summer of 1958 when Andrew meets Geuke, a boy two years older whose family has just migrated from Holland. Geuke has a commanding way about him and quickly earns Andrew’s admiration. As the holidays pass the boys become closer. Andrew, an only child, is intrigued by the world of his older friend. He is welcomed into the family, sharing a meal with Geuke’s parents and four other siblings. The summer stretches out before them – endless days to be spent exploring the coastline together. But, a tragic accident is just around the corner… My Father Is A Wonderful Man is inspired by true events and based on the short story by Dorothy Richards, Andrew’s real-life mother. Set in the iconic Melbourne suburb of Williamstown, the film stars Kristy Barnes-Cullen (Summer Heights High) and a cast of young actors from Melbourne’s Dutch-speaking community.

Primary Production Companies: White Hot Productions
Executive Producer: Ian Kirk
Producer: John Chase
Director: Annabelle Johnson
Editor: Mark Pitman
Writers: Annabelle Johnson, Dorothy Richards
Cast: Kristy Barnes-Cullen, Brendan McCallum, Kurtis Papadinis, Nick Parker-Bendree, Femmy Rouw, Remy Pugh
Format: Short Film
Genres: Drama, Family