Ready for lunch? Today’s blue plate special is the stereotype of the dead beat dad.
Marc Hudson is documentary filmmaker who reached out to The Good Men Project for help in getting a conversation started.
Noncustodial fathers face terrible stereotypes and an unfair system of custody. They just want their voices heard.
Marc Hudson is a noncustodial father (i.e. father who does not reside with his children.) He started conversing with noncustodial dads in 2012. A group of recently divorced fathers and Marc shared stories about no longer being able to spend time with their children anytime they wanted. They talked about feeling rejected as life events occur in their child’s life and they are not able to be there during those times.
Marc has documented about 25 conversations with fathers from all across Georgia. His goal is to complete 75 more. He will also continue to converse with representatives from the medical and educational sector (e.g. social workers, psychologists, counselors, educators, etc.) to provide more insight. These films will initially be geared towards organizations that help to establish and strengthen the bond between parent and child, but will eventually expand to a wider audience.
With your help, he will be able to complete the other 75 interviews.
Click here to find out more about how you can help Marc and other noncustodial fathers.