Back in November of 2019, Welcome Stranger Productions held a screening for Angry Dad and his family. It was the first time any member of the family had seen the film. This was their reaction.

Viewer discretion is advised: Emotional and extremely personal topics are covered for the first time in the film, and the Orval’s reactions reflect this.


Angry Dad & Collingwood FC.

Mitchell. The man behind the mischief.

Behind the scenes.

About Us

Welcome Stranger Productions is a multi-award winning film production company focused on telling original Australian stories to enlighten and inspire.

Founded by Aaron Lester Ellis in 2014 and based in Melbourne, Victoria, Welcome Stranger quickly found its feet, winning an ACTA award in 2017, a Jury prize at the Oscar Accredited Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and has successfully sold multiple documentaries to national broadcasting entities.

Quality Over Quantity
  • AFI AACTA Social Shorts 2017 (Best Comedy) (Winner)
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2016 (Jury Prize) (Winner) (ACADEMY AWARD®-Qualifying)
  • Forbes International Under 30 Film Festival 2016 (Finalist)
  • Connect Film Festival (Best Comedy and Best Cinematography) (Winner)
  • Screen It! Film Festival (Best Picture, Best Director and Audience Choice Award) (Winner)
  • Sanctuary Cove Film Festival (Best Screenplay) (Winner)
  • ABFF Gala 2016 (Best Film) (Winner)
  • FreshFlix Film Festival 2016 (Best Cinematography) (Winner)
  • Striking Film Festival 2016 (Best Film) (Nominee)
  • Castlemaine International Film Festival 2016 (Best Film) (Nominee)
  • Surfing The Coldstream Film Festival 2016 (Best Film) (Winner)
  • Made in Melbourne Film Festival 2016 (Audience Favourite) (Winner)
  • TIFF Kids 2016 (ACADEMY AWARD®-Qualifying)
  • Flickerfest 2016 (ACADEMY AWARD®-Qualifying)
  • St Kilda Film Festival 2016 (ACADEMY AWARD®-Qualifying)
  • Orlando Film Festival 2016
  • Boston International Kids Film Festival 2016
  • Reel Shorts Film Festival 2016
  • San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival 2016
  • Noosa International Film Festival 2016
  • Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival 2016
  • Byron Bay Film Festival 2016
  • Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival 2016
  • Lorne Film Festival 2016
  • Maryland International Kids FilmFest 2017 SAT 17:42


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