One small terrifying bit about having a terrifically talented father is the fear that you’ll never measure up but 27 years helps in that I feel better about it at 27 than I did when I was 7 or 17. As you get older, you shed the idea that it’s baggage and learn to accept and embrace it a little more, I find.
The fun bit is to participate in a family legacy. Like this children’s song my dad once wrote as part of an album to mark my birth and existence. It won a prize for the best children’s song that year, I think and it’s transpired with the release of this video that a few more people know about it than I expected. 20 odd years on, the marketing and production agency hired by Philip Wain had the brilliant idea of recreating the music video to the song and adapt the lyrics for a father with two daughters in their mid and late 20s.
Shooting is always a bit nerve wracking because I’m still not quite used to it but with dad and Amanda around, it was a pretty good day though I did need dad right in front of me, next to the camera and the director for the first few takes in the morning, so I could get going.
Totally worth it though and if Amanda and I have children, would def rope them in for v3.
Here’s a link to the video if you’d like and I think I’ve managed to embed the video below. Enjoy!