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Only Son

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010

In Only Son Sydney (Josh Thomson from 7 Days) 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 48 Hours filmmaking competition. The bawdy rom-com twist on the father-son relationship comes from prolific production team The Downlow Concept (7 Days, Pop Goes the Weasel and several 48 Hour successes). Only Son went on to be an upstart winner at the 2010 Qantas Awards, winning for best short and best screenplay — the first time a 48 Hour 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

Josh Thomson

As: Sydney, Creator

Ian Gordon

As: Dad

The Downlow Concept


Rob Brown


Daniel Thorn


Andrew Munro

As: Drew

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