Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie

Having suffered a recent Stroke, a mother and her adult son are reacquainted and forced to live together. As they face the physical and psychological challenges head on, they’re placed on an emotional collision course, leading them to question whether their close proximity is such a good idea.

Having suffered a recent Stroke, a mother and her adult son are reacquainted and forced to live together. As they face the physical and psychological challenges head on, they’re placed on an emotional collision course, leading them to question whether their close proximity is such a good idea.

Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie

As we get older, our parents get younger. Or at least they seem to. The story of MOTHER, CHILD is inspired writer/director Tin Pang’s experiences with his mother, who suffered a stroke in 2015. His sudden role as carer prompted him to explore how, just as we were once cared for and nurtured as vulnerable children, our elders eventually come to rely on our care and nurturing in an unexpected reversal of roles.

An older mother and adult son, reacquainted after an unexpected stroke forces them to live together, are driven to reassess the perceived familial hierarchy, leading them to question whether such proximity is a good idea. The story here is a familiar one to many, yet rarely explored in film over the years. It’s an observational piece and one that’s grounded in reality. A story with characters that, if driven to, will tear each other to pieces, yet remain untainted by stereotype or cliché.

The defining attribute of this script is that it’s one scene and one scene only. The goal of all this is to keep the integrity of observational cinema intact. It’s almost like we’re in a theatre, watching a play. But thanks to the magic of film, we might just be able to get a little closer to our characters and, in turn, closer into their psyches.

We really believe that this is an important story to tell, as these experiences are not unique. There are so many brave stroke survivors and carers around Australia and the world, and the cast and crew behind MOTHER, CHILD hope that this short film can add another voice to stroke awareness and the efforts to improve stroke recovery.

 

As we get older, our parents get younger. Or at least they seem to. The story of MOTHER, CHILD is inspired writer/director Tin Pang’s experiences with his mother, who suffered a stroke in 2015. His sudden role as carer prompted him to explore how, just as we were once cared for and nurtured as vulnerable children, our elders eventually come to rely on our care and nurturing in an unexpected reversal of roles.

An older mother and adult son, reacquainted after an unexpected illness forces them to live together, are driven to reassess the perceived familial hierarchy, leading them to question whether such proximity is a good idea. The story here is a familiar one to many, yet rarely explored in film over the years. It’s an observational piece and one that’s grounded in reality. A story with characters that, if driven to, will tear each other to pieces, yet remain untainted by stereotype or cliché.

The defining attribute of this script is that it’s one scene and one scene only. The goal of all this is to keep the integrity of observational cinema intact. It’s almost like we’re in a theatre, watching a play. But thanks to the magic of film, we might just be able to get a little closer to our characters and, in turn, closer into their psyches.

We really believe that this is an important story to tell, as these experiences are not unique. There are so many brave stroke survivors and carers around Australia and the world, and the cast and crew behind MOTHER, CHILD hope that this short film can add another voice to stroke awareness and the efforts to improve stroke recovery.

Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie

Having suffered a recent stroke, single mother Lee must come to terms with how different life is now. 

Meanwhile, her adult son Alex has put everything on hold and moved back home to care for her during the recovery. 

There’s changes afoot, from Lee’s sudden dependency on Alex to an impending move interstate. 

While their relationship has always remained close, even 

Having suffered a recent stroke, single mother Lee must come to terms with how different life is now. 

Meanwhile, her adult son Alex has put everything on hold and moved back home to care for her during the recovery. 

There’s changes afoot, from Lee’s sudden dependency on Alex to an impending move interstate. 

While their relationship has always remained close, even 

Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie

MOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit Baker
MOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit Baker

MOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit Baker
MOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 2.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit BakerMOTHER, CHILD Shoot Day. | Still Photography. Series 1.Photographer: Kit Baker
Mother, Child Short Film | Official Site | @motherchildmovie

Even though our crowdfunding campaign has ended, you can still donate to Mother, Child.

Your kind support will contribute to the costs of festival submissions and marketing so that we can share this story with other people who have been affected by Stroke.

It’s easy to donate, and you can do it safely via PayPal.

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