Flying High, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction
Shortlist - Short Film - Non Fiction
Short Film - Non Fiction
Winner - Silver

Like Father Like Son

Justin Tyler Close


In Like Father, Like Son, Director Justin Tyler Close takes us on a very personal journey to discover the nuances and legacy of fatherhood. Through the stories and perspectives of real fathers and sons from across the country, the film explores what it means to be a good father raising good men in a world where masculinity can be difficult to navigate. "While filming, we witnessed some really special moments when vulnerability and masculinity coexisted so beautifully and fathers and sons were able to look each other in the eyes and express genuine love for one another. Saying “I love you” is important, and we need more of that - especially as men. I hope people walk away feeling the truth of that and intentionally looking for ways to say “I love you’ every day." - Justin Tyler Close

Justin Tyler Close is a Canadian-born visual artist. He founded the international publication, The Lab Magazine, and is now living in New York as a director and photographer.