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Only Son

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010

In Only Son Sydney (Josh Thomson from The Panel) tries to court the girl of his dreams, but is hampered by unwanted advice from his dead father. This short comedy was made for — and won — the 2010 48Hours filmmaking competition. The bawdy rom-com twist on the father-son relationship came from prolific production team The Downlow Concept (7 Days, Hounds and several 48Hours successes). Only Son went on to compete at the 2010 Qantas Awards, against films that had taken far longer to make. It won for Best Short and Best Screenplay — the first time a 48Hours film had done so.

You knew she was going to dump the shit out of you. She was way out of your league. Try dropping down a race: somebody new to the country?
– More useful advice from Dad (Ian Gordon)

Key Cast & Crew

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Josh Thomson

As: Sydney, Creator

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Ian Gordon

As: Dad

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The Downlow Concept


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Rob Brown


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Daniel Thorn


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Elizabeth Thomson

As: Liz

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