“A Father’s Dream” is a seven minute documentary about the family influences that inspired fine-woodworker David Finck, based in Western North Carolina, to move his career from fine woodworking into violin-making. Today, Finck’s violins are played by professional musicians, advanced students, dedicated amateurs, and, of course, his daughters.
Chip Williams was the director of photography for the project. Anne Ward wrote and edited the piece. Both shared producer/director responsibilities on the project.
What attracted us to this story was that we were fascinated by the craft of creating a violin out of a block of wood. We were also intrigued by David’s personal story of the influences both his father and his daughters had on the direction of his work as a violin-maker.