I had the opportunity along with some other great parents to be a part of a round-table video chat with Bryce Dallas Howard to talk about her new documentary DADS. I got to screen the documentary before this and was completely impressed. I loved how well she told the story of fatherhood and how she portrayed a culturally diverse group of dads from around the world. Not only is she talking to non-celebrities, but she also interviews and shares perspectives from celebrities such as Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris and more.
While watching this film I was completely impressed with the questions and the connections that Bryce was able to make in her personal life. As you go along you not only get to know her family, but you get to see and experience what makes fatherhood amazing and unique. You can tell that Bryce went into this film with an open mind about dads and you can tell that she truly loved the learning that she found by the end. I also appreciated the fact of the wrapping up of the experience of her own father to the birth of her niece with her own brother.
Each of us on the call got to ask one question to Bryce. Bryce was open and honest and definitely is someone that I would love to meet in person!
DADS is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today’s world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood’s funniest celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.
DADS is part of Apple’s exclusive, first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries. The film is produced by Nine Muses Entertainment, in association with Dove Men+Care.
DADS is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. She also serves as one of the film’s producers alongside Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Justin Wilkes, and Walter Matteson. The film’s executive producers include Kelly Mullen, Giles Morrison, Meredith Kaulfers, Marc Gilbar, and Sara Bernstein. DADS is rated PG and has an 81 minute runtime.