My friend Edward and his sister Maria are currently trying to raise money to fund a short film they have worked on, entitled My Mother’s Son. When Edward told me about the project, I thought it sounded brilliant and decided to ask you all to consider supporting the arts by donating a small amount of money toward the film.
My Mother’s Son is about a a loner who, a new father himself, starts to recall his own mother who had abandoned him when he was a child.
He travels to his mothers native Newcastle in a hope to discover once and for all if his similarity to her is merely superficial or if his own fate is mapped out in his past.
Ricky is both protagonist and antagonist in his own struggle to find much needed assurance in himself. The story explores the concept of identity, whether its political, superficial or something deeper that pre-determines our actions before we even know ourselves.
The challenge of this film lies in the filmmakers’ and writers’ choice to forgo the use of dialogue and rely on limited voice over, sound, music and above all, images to convey Ricky’s journey.
If you would like to help Edward and Maria fund their commendable project, please click here.