Mother, Child

Writer/Director | 2017 | Short Film

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.

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Mother, Child is an award-winning Australian short film. It premiered as part of Melbourne International Film Festival’s Accelerator program in August 2017 and has since screened at festivals in Australia and the United States.


The film raises stroke survivor and carer awareness and the challenges they both face, as we follow two characters in real time, and all in one continuous shot. Mother, Child is proudly supported by ACI NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Stroke Recovery Association of NSW, Australian Cultural Fund, Stroke Foundation Australia, Synapse, Stroke Association of Victoria, Brain Injury Australia, Cinoptix and Tracks Post Production.


Starring Lawrence Leung (Ten Network’s Offspring and Top Of The Lake Series 2) and Gabrielle Chan (The Home Song Stories, Deadly Women).



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Writer & Director: Tin Pang

Alex: Lawrence Leung

Lee: Gabrielle Chan

Producers: Tin Pang & Sean O’Reilly

Director Of Photography: Garry Phillips ACS

Production Designer: Louisa Eagleton

Co-Producer: Andrea Bedelis

Executive Producer: Kitty Pang

1st AC: Christian Luxton

2nd AC: Emma Elias

Gaffer: Rick McMullen

Best Boy: Tomas Keyes

Key Grip: Gary Lincoln

Grip Assistant: Andy Smith

Sound Recordist: Brett Oliver

Makeup: Sarina Zoe

Still Photographer: Kit Baker

Set Construction: Darren Hardie

Director’s Attachment: Joanna Joy

Colourist: Ben Eagleton

VFX Artist: Caleb Bell

Sound Designer: Mia Stewart

Foley Artists: Helen Brown & Paul Huntingford

Sound Mixer: James Bagley

Additional Sound Post: Neil McIntosh

Sound Mixing & Foley Recorded at Tracks Post Productions

Original Music: Tin Pang





OFFICIAL SELECTION – Melbourne International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – HollyShorts Film Festival Los Angeles
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Legacy Film Festival on Aging San Francisco
WINNER – Best Short Fiction (50 mins or less), SAE ATOM Awards 
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Mammoth Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Worldfest–Houston
WINNER – Silver Remi Award for Dramatic – Original Short Film Work, Worldfest–Houston
OFFICIAL SELECTION – St Kilda Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Coronado Island Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sydney Indie Film Festival

WINNER – Best Sydney Made Film, Sydney Indie Film Festival