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Selected Film:

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

Selected Film:

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

Why We Chose This Film

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About the Filmmaker

Charlie Tyrell is a Torontonian filmmaker and the New Year’s Baby of 1988. His work has screened internationally at such festivals as Sundance, SXSW, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Nashville Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Raindance, Brooklyn Film Festival and many more. His latest short doc, My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes premiered at Sundance 2018 and went on to win Best Documentary Short at Cinema Eye Honors, the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at SXSW 2018, TIFF Canada’s Top Ten 2019 and was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2019. Charlie’s work often combines live action footage with stop motion and 2D animation. He also likes skateboarding and swore he would never eat another hot dog until the Blue Jays win the World Series.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Make a self-portrait from the objects around you.

  • Look around you at the objects you keep in close proximity in your home–on your desk, on your dresser or nightstand. What do you think these objects say about you? Why do you have them? What are their stories?
  • Arrange some of the objects together and take a photo of them. What do you think? Do you recognize yourself in the image?

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1 Comment

  1. Michelle Sawyer Carroll

    Sometimes changing things in the moment with your family when your emotions are engaged is the hardest thing.
    Glad to see the violence stopped, and a step toward being a better parent was begun.
    I wonder if the filmmaker would have ever learned the steps his dad took had he not died earlier than anticipated. When do we really learn about the generation before us, or reflect on our childhood as adults. Hard thing to do at times.
    When we learn about others I think we can develop more compassion. Towards ourselves and others.

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