UK SHORT FILM: ‘DAD IN A DAY’

Rakeem Noble and Marcus Noble

Rakeem Noble and Marcus Noble

Cousin’s Marcus Noble and Rakeem Noble (2Noble Entertainment) have come together to create the 36 minute short film Dad in a Day. The short is written and directed by Marcus (20), a Film and Digital Arts degree student at The BRIT School in Croydon and his cousin Rakeem (23), a law graduate co-produced and also stars in the project.

‘Dad in a Day’ is a story that follows Reece (Marcus Noble) an everyday young man’s coming of age. After finding out life changing news and having the pressure of responsibility riding on his shoulders, as well as past relationships resurfacing, Reece has to make important decisions about his future.

In an interview with The Voice Rakeem said,

 “We wanted to make a film that black men our age could relate too, such as the lack of a father figure. The story looks at the everyday life of an ordinary guy faced with problems that affect him.”  (Click here to read the full article).

I enjoyed Dad in a Day. I think a lot of male viewers will be able to relate to Reece’s story, and thankfully this story does not enter in to gang culture/road man antics territory which is a major relief.

Your thoughts please….

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  1. “We wanted to make a film that black men our age could relate too, such as the lack of a father figure.” Stereotyping your own community is not your job son!

  2. @Melissa Yes it’s a sterotype but it’s a true sterotype, (lets not pretend here) and it’s something that seriously effects the black community, well done to the guys at least they’re trying to do something about it.

  3. Whenever you justify your behaviour with ‘at least’ in a sentence you’ve already lost. I’d imagine a lot of men their age have grown up without a biological father, but male role models are in abundance in the black community. To say there are a lack of ‘father figures’ is not a true stereotype at all. All our men are not misfits!

  4. Don’t make me laugh. I haven’t lost anything at all using ‘at least’ they’re trying to do something about it, lack of fathers and black role models is a serious issue in the black community, and is a big reason there are so many problems with black men, because they don’t know how to be men and are raised by mothers, this by the sounds of it was a problem for these boys which is why they done a film about it.

    Oh and I know all black men aren’t misfits and this is something I promote on a day to day basics.

  5. Positive Black male role models are in abundance but they do not get the same PR/hype amongst the youth as your local grime mc.

    Also, while there are “role models” in the community that the young can aspire to be like in terms of business or academia etc, it’s the “father figure” in the home teaching a moral code that is missing.

  6. Agreed Pheva, also the notion that ONLY fathers can teach a moral code to young boys is false. And honestly I think used as an excuse. there are plenty of young black males brought up in single parent families who are normal productive members of society. Maybe if we promoted this image – which does exist in abundance – more often we would be better off.

  7. These boys are adressing an issue which sadly does exist in the black community, and I’m glad they done this instead of the usual roadman antics.

    Melissa :
    Maybe if we promoted this image – which does exist in abundance – more often we would be better off.

    They are promoting this image, even though this boy grew up without a father around he still finished University and then when he found out his girl was pregnant done what he could to find a job, so why you knocking it?

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