It is 15 years this summer since the production of BROAD OAK: A Father’s Legacy, a 30 minute documentary on the life and work of Philip Henry, father of the acclaimed Bible commentator Matthew Henry.
The film was entered into the SAICFF in 2004 and its selection for a prize meant that all distribution rights immediately became the possession of Vision Forum, without any buy-out, prize money or subsidiary remuneration. This was not a fair deal.
Since the organisation is no longer in existence, I judge the contractual obligation to be over. And I am very pleased to share my little film, produced on a tiny budget at the age of 19, with the patient support of my Dad and my older brother. I am well aware that it did not deserve to win any prizes but the subject matter is worthy of a wider audience.