I don’t know why it took me so long to see the film Mad Bastards, but am glad I finally got it see it. Written and directed by Brendan Fletcher in 2011, Mad Bastards is the heart wrenching and hopeful story of a father’s quest to find the young son he’s never known. The father (Dean Daley-Jones) and son (Lucas Yeeda) are so much alike – proud, angry, hurt, loving, reflective, hopeful. The film gives audiences a look at the significance of culture, community and care in rebuilding lives. It was great to see a film depicting the work of men’s spaces, and the important and valuable contribution they make to personal, family and community well-being. Having a bit of a David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz or Mr Movies Bill Collins moment here lol, if you get the chance to watch Mad Bastards, take it!