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MIPTV Picks ’09 – My Son the Pornographer

The fabric that holds families together can be extremely fragile, and the ties that bind can become looser over the years as time and distance intrude upon relationships. My Son tells the story of Art Holbrook, a man who travels to Prague to reconnect with his estranged stepson, Kole Kerr, and to gain an understanding about the life he's chosen to lead - that of a porn film actor/director.
March 18, 2009


The fabric that holds families together can be extremely fragile, and the ties that bind can become looser over the years as time and distance intrude upon relationships. My Son tells the story of Art Holbrook, a man who travels to Prague to reconnect with his estranged stepson, Kole Kerr, and to gain an understanding about the life he’s chosen to lead – that of a porn film actor/director.
Holbrook discovers more about the tough-talking, Mohawk-sporting Kole – his motivations and his anger about abuse that occurred at the hands of a neighbor following Holbrook’s break-up with his mother. Holbrook’s journey to Prague and he and Kole’s return to Canada is an apt reflection of their journey towards reconciling a troubled past.
Partners: Gumboot Productions Inc. (Canada), Arthur Holbrook Productions Inc. (Canada) in association with CBC Newsworld and The Knowledge Network; distributed by Looking Glass International (worldwide excluding North America) and Moving Images Distribution (North America)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Aired: October 2008 at the Vancouver International Film Festival; February 2009 (CBC Newsworld)
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding Canada

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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