Aina Westlye is the ultimate contemporary urban teenager. Cool, sassy and incredibly confident, Aina has never met her dad. Doesn’t even have a photo.
But no sympathy, please. Aina is happy with her dadless life. Over her nineteen years she’s formed the opinion that dads are simply unnecessary.
Aina tests her theory that you don’t need a dad. She meets a selection of dads to find out what they’re for, starting with a trip to the Home Counties for Sunday lunch with a ‘perfect’ dad and his family. She takes on George, who infuriates Aina by labelling her dangerous because she challenges the traditional family status quo. In her quest Aina also visits a Christian Great Dads conference and asks a speaker “do you think I need a dad?”
A Century Films production for Alt-TV, Channel 4
1 x 24 minutesPresented byAina WestlyeResearcherSarah MacfarlaneExecutive producerBrian HillEditorMark EversonProducerKatie BailiffFilmed and directed byMorgan Matthews
"Aina’s attempt to discover what all the fuss is about takes her on a funny, poignant journey. It works beautifully because Aina is a walking advert for dadlessness."Time Out