Comedian Jack Whitehall made a glorious documentary series with his agent dad Michael called Travels with My Father, which documented their travels together to South East Asia and Eastern Europe. It was both hilarious and moving, as it chronicled their very different approaches to life and travel, but also the affectionate and biological affinities that have bonded them. Read more
Follow Dave, a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand to lose his virginity. In the process, Dave finds a love of his own in Thai waitress Mae who dreams of owning her own bar, and William meets the incredibly charming Matias who opens his eyes to sex, drugs and everything in-between. However, this is no ordinary summer romance as both William and Dave go on a journey of self-discovery, learning some hard home truths along the way. Along the way, we meet William’s mother Cath – a woman who embarks on her own journey of self-discovery as she learns how to be single again.
My Dad’s Gap Year is a wickedly funny and heartfelt story based on true events. With gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy love and father/son love at its core, it’s a dizzying drama of drinking games, beer bellies, newfound freedom and midlife madness.