Andres Dussan is the director of new film about fatherhood, scripted by the writer of Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye. Here he tells insideMAN how his own emotional journey as a father inspired him to work on the film.
I grew up in a very successful family. My dad was a very successful guy, very good at university at work. My mum was a very disciplined woman and hardworking. There was a kind of harsh discipline at home, but at the same time my dad was always around and was a very loving caring guy.
At school, I kind of became very competitive. I became the president of the school council in high school and then I created a couple of organisations at university.
I ended up working as an adviser to the president of Columbia when I was twenty something and I created another organisation that grew in seven different countries in Latin America and won millions of dollars of contracts.
I was, I think, a very aggressive, very competitive go-getter. I used to be a harsh boss, demanding everything from everybody and everything was kind of working I guess.
Then I got married and I had a child and suddenly there was this new person there and it was a kind of loving and very profound relationship. When my wife decided that she wanted to go back to work, I had a moment of wondering what I should do and I said to myself ‘I can do this, I can stay at home’...
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