Father Unknown

DVD Release: March 29, 2016
Father Unknown


Captured on a camera phone as it happened, FATHER UNKNOWN is the true story of a man’s struggle to face the emptiness he carries inside. Disconnected from the people closest to him and haunted by the secrecy in his family, he records his desperate search for connection on a journey with the father he’s never truly known.

This endearing and universal story brings audiences along for the ride in real time on a deep and powerful journey, inspiring courageous conversations about the search for identity, the longing for connection in family relationships, the resilience of the human spirit, and the journey to heal the pain of the past.

Dove Review

Nobody knows this guy, but there is much more to the plot than just the title. This is based on a true story that was captured on a phone camera as it happened. David and his father, Urban, travel to Switzerland to reconnect with their roots. Urban had been put in an orphanage when he was little, and without a father figure as he was growing up, Urban isn’t close to David for a period of time. David does some digging and helps Urban find out who his father really was, and Urban learns why his father was disconnected to him, which helps Urban to connect with David.

Beautiful scenery from Switzerland is showcased in the film, and it features a touching scene of Urban meeting his half brother. The theme of the movie is about connecting with one’s roots and moving past the past! We are pleased to award this film five Doves, our best rating, and our Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Man had affair and child was a result of it.
Language: OMG-1, plus a possible three other OMG's (accents are thick).
Violence: None
Drugs: A man finds plant in Switzerland and says, "We use to smoke this", although it's not clear what it is; a scene with drinks but not certain what it is.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: Man talks about being strapped into a straight jacket; man wakes up scared and disoriented from a bad dream.


Company: Yodel-Ay-Hee-Hoo!
Director: David Quint
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 70 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter