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My Fathers Footsteps

Cambell River 1999, a broken home in the middle of the night, a 6 year old boy didn't know this would be the last time he would see his dad. 19 years later, Cameron Watts prepares to find the answers to almost two decades worth of questions. This discovery-based documentary will chronicle the journey of Cameron’s search for his father Darell Watts, straight from the beginning taking us into the unknown. It will be documented through interviews with family, close friends, photographs, and visits to his last known whereabouts.

  • Cameron Watts
  • Cameron Watts
  • Jessie Anthony
    Brother, I Cry, Pookmis,
  • Kaitlyn Redcrow
    Her Eyes, Pookmis
  • Cameron Watts
    Key Cast
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    17 minutes 10 seconds
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    September 23, 2019
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    17,000 USD
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Director Biography - Cameron Watts

Cameron Watts (Te isim) is a Nuu chah nulth first nations filmmaker from the Tseshaht tribe, who originate from the Broken Islands on the central west coast of Vancouver Island. Originally Cameron studied acting at Capilano University, but has since made the switch from on camera to behind camera. After Finishing his acting certificate he continued his studies in film through the IIDF Diploma program (Also Capilano University). His directing debut was with a short doc called "A Story of Skin and Ink" and short film "Revolver". His most recent short film "Pookmis" screened at the 2018 LA Skins Fest. Storytelling has always been important in the Nuu chah nulth cultures so his passion to create stories through film goes hand in hand with his connection to his culture.

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