The third dad

Theresa Moerman

2015 United Kingdom DOC / EXP 10 '

Ten years after breaking all ties with her alcoholic father, and seven years after his death, a daughter sets out not only to find his grave, but also redemption. Poetically merging archive material, new footage and an immersive soundscape, THE THIRD DAD is a personal journey that interweaves memory, self-discovery and a desperate attempt at reconciliation.


Theresa Moerman Ib is a Danish/Dutch filmmaker and visual artist based in Scotland. Born in The Netherlands in 1977, she grew up between England, Belgium and Denmark. She has a BA in English from the University of Southern Denmark and a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art. Exhibiting to wide acclaim in the UK and internationally, Theresa was selected for the Catlin Guide 2013, received the Adam Bruce Thomson Award at the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries 2013 exhibition, was awarded an Artist Bursary from Creative Scotland and was shortlisted for the Magnum/Photo London Graduate Photographers Award. Her debut film, THE THIRD DAD, won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award and Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival in 2016.