In My Father's Footsteps

A Documentary by Bella Poscente

In My Father’s Footsteps documents letters and images from forty years ago to today as Bella retraces a journey through time, cultures, technology and a stronger connection with her dad in a world that has become more disconnected than ever.

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About the Documentary

In My Father's Footsteps is a time-traveling documentary that takes you on a remarkable journey across three continents as I retrace my father's 1982 solo trip around the world. Through my eyes, you will gain a unique perspective on the changes and enduring aspects of our world over the past 40 years, witnessing my journey of discovering more about my father and seeing him in a more human light. The film introduces you to my father, Vince Poscente, who meticulously documented his travels through letters, postcards, and over 3,000 captivating photographs.

Technology and Connection 

The documentary explores how technology has shaped our fundamental need for connection, showcasing the evolution of methods for forging, maintaining, or losing connections in this hyper-connected world.

Personal Growth and Transformation

Witness my personal growth and transformation as I navigate the world on my own. Drawing inspiration from my father's letters and photographs, you'll see how my journey becomes an intriguing form of time-travel, observing the divergences and convergences of my experiences with those of my father's four decades ago.

Wayfinding and Exploration

 The captivating concept of wayfinding, as explored in M.R. O'Connor's book of the same name, is at the heart of the documentary. Discover how embracing the concept of wayfinding can ignite new dimensions of our intellect and reveal our profound drive to explore and connect with the world.

Discovery, Connection, and a Father-Daughter Relationship

As I retrace my father's path, I embark on an expedition of self-discovery, encountering new places, people, and avenues of connection. This documentary showcases the transformative power of exploration and the bond between father and daughter.

Through this inspiring expedition, you'll be reminded of the transformative power of exploration and the enduring significance of stepping out your front door.

Documentary Timeline


Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra

September to November 2023

Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Mt. Hagen, Remote Villages

November 2023

Southeast Asia

Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

January 2024


Mumbai, Agra, Delhi, Srinagar, Himachal Pradesh

February 2024


Italy, Germany, France, Ireland

March to April 2024

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About the Director

Bella Poscente is an accomplished director and avid traveler, passionate about the art of filmmaking. She studied at the prestigious film school in Prague, Czech Republic, and holds a BA in Film Production from the University of Colorado Boulder, with minors in Business and Dance. Bella's achievements include summiting and naming a mountain in the Himalayas, receiving the Talent and Creative Scholarship from CU Boulder (twice), and serving as a panelist and judge at the Pegasus Film Festival 2023.

Her talent and creativity have earned Bella international recognition, with finalist positions at the Bestlov Film Festival and selection for the Lift-Off Filmmaker Festival in England. Her films have been showcased at festivals such as the Pegasus Film Festival, Philadelphia Youth Film Festival, Fresh International Film Festival, and the 24-Hour Video Race. Bella has attended esteemed film festivals including Festival de Cannes, Sundance, and Doc NYC, further enriching her storytelling abilities.

Bella's passion for exploration has taken her to diverse destinations. She has climbed mountains in India, lived in Maui and worked at a hostel, studied film production in Prague, toured around Austria with a dance company, and traveled with her family and friends throughout Europe, South America, and Australia. These rich experiences have profoundly influenced Bella's perspective on the world and deepened her love for people and cultures.

For the past two years, Bella has dedicated herself to her latest project, In My Father's Footsteps, immersing herself in every aspect of the documentary filmmaking process. Additionally, she has gained valuable hands-on experience as a camera assistant on Showtime's "Your Honor Season 2." With her comprehensive background, unwavering commitment, and captivating storytelling style, Bella Poscente is poised to make a significant impact in the world of cinema, captivating audiences with her compelling documentaries and innovative approach.