New BBC Three Drama Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction
New BBC Three drama Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction is available, telling the story of one father’s long-term struggle with heroin addiction, from the uniquely intimate perspective of his son.
After years of acrimony and estrangement, new film-maker Phillip Wood seeks out his father, to try and understand what’s happened to him since they were separated. Philip’s father is now seriously ill and over months of filming Phillip’s visits force father and son to confront some uncomfortable truths about their past.
Developed from Phillip’s graduation film, Chasing Dad: A Lifelong Addiction offers a stark exploration into a subject that significantly affected his childhood. This intimate, revealing documentary will show addiction from the other side and challenge our assumptions about how families can rebuild their broken relationships.