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Would you kill your own son…

Released: December 2010
Running time: 13:44
Format: Short Dramatic Thriller, HD 16:9 letterboxed to 2.35
Featuring: Tom Long, Natalia Novikova, Scott Werkmeister
Writer/Director: James Robertson
Producer: Lee Matthews
Cinematographer: Ellery Ryan ACS
Composer: Andrew Harrison
Sound Designer: Rhys Richards
Editor: James Robertson


  • God tells Abraham to sacrifice his son.
    Abraham is obedient to his Lord.
    He takes his son to the mountain.
    And their lives are never the same.

  • Official Selection: Tehran International Short Film Festival, September 2012

    Official Selection: Portugal Underground Film Festival, June 2012

    Official Selection: San Diego Christian Film Festival, USA, December 2011

    Redemptive Storytelling Award’ from Redemptive Film Festival, Virginia USA, November 2011 – Winner: Best Cinematography

    Maverick Movie Awards, USA, September 2011 – Nominated: Best Actor; Female Actor; Supporting Actor; Sound Design; Best Director; Best Picture (short); – Winner: Best editing

    Official Selection: Mudfest, Australia, August 2011

    Show Us Your Shorts program, Warburton Film Festival, Australia, June 2011 – Winner: Professional Excellence Award

    Official Selection: Melbourne University Film Society, May 2011

    Official Selection: St Kilda Film Festival, May 2011

    Premiere: ACMI Federation Square, Dec 2010

  • Abraham – Tom Long

    Sarah – Natalia Novikova

    Isaac – Scott Werkmeister

    Writer / Director – James Robertson

    Producer – Lee Matthews

    Director of Photography – Ellery Ryan ACS

    1st Assistant Camera – Paul Hughes

    2nd Assistant Camera – Cameron Matheson

    Additional 1st AC – Marcus Alleman

    Steadicam Operator – Louis Puli

    Gaffer – Thom Holt & Ian Dart

    Best Boys – Tom Savige & Zachary Piccolo

    Production Designer – Julietta Boscolo

    Production Assistant – Chris Hernandez

    On-Set Sound Recordist & Mixer – Callum Thomson

    Production Manager – Marie Maroun

    1st Assistant Director – Gregory Erdstein

    Location Manager – Tom Robertson

    Script Supervisor – Victoria Stanford

    Mstr Werkmeister’s Chaperone – Bernadette Werkmeister

    Catering – Julie Robertson

    Editor – James Robertson

    Composer – Andrew Harrison

    Sound Designer – Rhys Richards

    Foley and Effects Editor – Matthew Hadley


    VCA Staff
    Supervising Producer Sandra Sciberras

    Technical Support Gordon Lyon

    Sound Designer Neil S. Bell Consultant

    Editor Cindy Clarkson

    Online Editor & Colourist Declan Loughran


    Special Thanks
    Gail Lewry Adolfo Cruzado Cameron Ford Dr Peter Parker Hamish Officer Anna Officer Tom Robertson Julie Robertson Alkinos Tsilimidos Bryan Brown Ron Muldoon Knox Patton Nicky Campbell Rohan Campbell Glen Campe Peter O’Keefe Moyne Falls Foods Don Tumney and Parks Victoria The Bandicoot Motor Inn Hamilton This film was made in part with the generous support of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust