A documentary I have.. Ok, not sure about the title yet. Steve is my dad. He is seriously a left field guy, I am pretty sure he has aspergers. He is extremely intelligent. He went to a smart school and got into Mensa. He has two missing front teeth and gets hassled by the cops and certain people at the church he goes to. He pees while he's talking to me on the phone. He goes to bed at 8pm and gets up at 4am, even when it's really cold.
When I lived with him in my teens, we had a house with a rubber padded room (I'm not kidding...it was a music studio) and 5 mannequins, each with names. One of them was dressed up as the reaper and had a pick axe. I have so many stories.
Besides all the funny stuff...there is a real vulnerable beautiful side to him that I think I could capture on camera. He's like a little child sometimes. He also has a dark side. He is an alcoholic, and when he drinks or has been on a bender he is completely unreasonable and not a very nice person to be around. A completely different person. He reckons he's seen a yowie (a native Australian mythical creature...he is part aboriginal) and I thought it would be really cool to capture him telling that story on camera. Not to go on a mission to explore whether they exist, or support any cause, just because it's a really unique thing that I think would interest others. He has so many other stories.
I would like to know what people think of this as a documentary idea. I have a handheld HD camera and have never done anything like this in my life.