Honor Project Documentary: a film about fatherhood
On Father’s Day, Hibard Group, my Los Angeles-based production company, released Honor Project Documentary.
Honor Project Documentary is a film about fatherhood that explores personal and parenting experiences every father can relate to.
Featuring 20 diverse Los Angeles dads, the 65-minute film highlights millennials to baby boomers who couldn’t be any more different from each other. Angelo Buonvicino is a New Jersey Italian, Phil Cooke is a North Carolina southerner, Aaron White grew up fatherless in a gang-infested project, Edwin Davila’s mother sneaked him into the United States, Nick and Peter Karavedas are high school football coaches, and George Hibard, the producer’s father, is “straight outta Compton.”
Unapologetically “father positive,” Honor Project Documentary emphasizes the best in fathers. George Hibard’s thirty-seven hundred mile adventure to the Arctic, from Los Angeles to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada, parallels parenting challenges and life’s unexpected mishaps as he journeys through the Arctic tundra.
Despite never receiving their own fathers’ affection or verbal affirmation, each of the men in the documentary is giving his children what he always wanted. No excuses. Though very different, the men in the documentary have one thing in common: they all have a father’s heart. They’re leading from the front.