Call Me Dad

Nov 8 2015


Written/directed and co-produced by recent AFTRS Documentary graduate Sophie Wiesner--with AFTRS alumni in all key creative roles--Call Me Dad is an important and timely documentary about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence.

Sophie filmed over 100 hours of footage over four months and is keen to finally get the film in front of audiences, “working with perpetrators is really difficult and complex work but unless we look at the people who are choosing to be abusive then we’re not going to prevent people being harmed in the way that they are.”

Call Me Dad will have its premiere on November 26, 8:30pm on ABC - during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

AFTRS is celebrating the collective work of AFTRS alumni with a special advance screening of the 'feature cut' plus a short and sharp Q&A with the filmmakers at the School on November 24, 6pm for 6.30pm start. Email for more information and to RSVP.

Congratulations to Sophie and her team of AFTRS alumni collaborators:
  • Director/writer/producer: Sophie Wiesner
  • Producers: Madeleine Hetherton, Rebecca Barry
  • Associate Producer: Esther Harding
  • DOP: Marden Dean
  • Editors: Vanessa Milton, Lindi Harrison
  • Screen Music: Caitlin Yeo

Visit for more information.

Also worth a read, Cara Bizzaca interviews Sophie about her project for Screen Australia's blog.

Image Attribution: Production still from Call Me Dad. Image sourced from Call Me Dad's Facebook page.

Share this
Facebook Twitter Google Email


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.