TO MY FATHER
To My Father, depicts Deaf actor Troy Kotsur’s journey to winning an Oscar and his father’s inspiring
influence on him, despite a tragic accident.
Gorgeously shot by Brody Carmichael, with thoughtful editing by Joshua Meyers, Sean Schiavolin brings audiences a heartfelt story of inspiration and determination with the short film TO MY FATHER. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Troy Kotsur is now a household name. Sweeping awards season with his emotional performance as Frank Rossi in CODA, Kotsur explains how his father connected with him not only as a deaf child but also as an extraordinary creation. Never allowing Troy to feel bothered, it is easy to see where the backstory of Frank comes from.
Troy’s vulnerability flows off the screen. Reenactments directly from Troy’s storytelling deliver every emotion possible. Have tissues on hand. It will be impossible to maintain a dry eye. I wept through this film, thinking about my child with autism. If I can be a fraction as supportive as Len Kotsur, imagine what Wes may be capable of achieving. In just over twenty minutes, this unforgettable film is an ode to a parent’s unconditional love.
‘TO MY FATHER’ will screen as part of the program
Short docs woven together from life-changing experiences.
Playing in this program:
Miss Brown (F WP)
The Right to Joy (NYP)
To My Father (WP)
Deciding Vote (WP)