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Title: The Son
Runtime: 10 min
Director: Luke Riether
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2021
Synopsis: Based upon multiple simple stories used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson within a Father and Son relationship.
FILMMAKER Q&A – Luke Riether, Director/ Writer
OR: What was the inspiration for your film?
LR: My inspiration came to me from this Spoken Word: https://youtu.be/uJ-FiI_eEhc
My dad and I wrote that spoken word together a few years ago. Recently i pulled it back up and God just put it on my heart to create an inspirational film on the fathers heart towards us.
OR: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?
LR: I came up with the idea back in Novemeber and it only took about a month to put all the plans into motion. The filming process took place in December.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?
LR: I think the most challenging thing was post production and cutting down to a reasonable length.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?
LR: The most challenging aspect was trying to come up with the funding to pay my cast and crew.
OR: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?
LR: Dont give up.