Filmmaker Dad To Redefine Fatherhood In Upcoming Film

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There's little doubt this Father's Day that the role of father has changed in recent decades and now, filmmaker and work-at-home dad Dana Glazer has attempted to document those changes in a new film, "The Evolution of Dad," which will debut in 2010. The trailer for this film has just become available in time for Father's Day 2008 at

Dana Glazer is a former Hollywood writer who hopes that his feature documentary will spark a revolution in the way we, as a society, view fathers. "While on the surface our culture says 'fatherhood is important,' the real underlying message is that the more time a dad is at work the better. I hope to help change this," Glazer asserts.

Glazer admits that his mission to promoting more involved fathering would never have come to pass were it not for a brief lull in his budding screenwriting career. Glazer had attended NYU's Graduate Film Program and paved his way to Hollywood with a Student Academy Award winning thesis film. He got an agent and then made a high profile script sale to some major Hollywood players. But the project got stuck in development hell and then a son arrived.

While Glazer was struggling as a screenwriter, his wife's career as a high-end interior designer was taking off. Glazer began providing the bulk of the childcare for their two young sons, Charlie and Jamie, now four years old and eighteen months old, respectively. When he grumbled that it felt like others were wondering why he wasn't a "breadwinner," Glazer's wife, Deborah, pointed out how most dads don't get a chance to know their kids this well, and the experience should be looked upon as a gift.

This new mindset would ultimately lead to Glazer embarking on "The Evolution of Dad." Since beginning the project a year ago, Glazer has interviewed hundreds of dads and experts on fatherhood. The journey of making this film is a profound one for him because the deeper he goes into what truly defines fatherhood, the more it makes him appreciate the time spent with his own kids.

Since beginning the film a year ago, Glazer has interviewed hundreds of fathers and experts about their experiences. Glazer's project has been profiled in The Huffington Post and Time Magazine, which aired an on-line clip he produced profiling a stay-at-home dad in New York City. A poignant and touching Father's Day video by Glazer that was posted on YouTube last year, ranked number one on that site for the entire week following Father's Day. He has high expectations for the release of the trailer this Father's Day in terms of continuing to build interest in the project.


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