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  • Alistair Braidwood

The GFF 2021 Podcasts: The Yer Old Faither Interview…

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

For the latest of our Glasgow Film Festival Podcasts Ali spoke to Australian filmmaker Heather Croall about her documentary Yer Old Faither which, as the title suggests, is about her Glaswegian born Dad who took the family to settle in the industrial city of Whyalla, Australia.

A deeply personal film which will nevertheless be relatable to all, Croall uses home movies, family pictures, delightful animation, and her own footage, to tell a tale about one man’s apparently ordinary, yet quite extraordinary, life – one which impacted on the lives of a whole community in all sorts of ways.

It makes for an engrossing and often emotional watch, and the interview with director Heather proves to be a fascinating conversation about a fantastic film, one which we hope will persuade you to check it out for yourself.

Available at the festival from 6th – 9th March, you can learn more, and buy your tickets, here – Yer Old Faither.

Here’s the trailer:

This series of podcasts are in conjunction with GFF 2021, where we talk to various filmmakers, directors, and others involved with this year’s films and events, and the best way to make sure you don’t miss any of our podcasts would be to subscribe – (see below).

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud

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