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What’s a good Muslim boy to do…

Released: December 2009
Running time: 05:00
Format: Short Drama, SD 16:9
Featuring: Osamah Sami, Andrew Baker, Nicole Chamoun
Writer/Director: Lee Matthews
Producer: Lee Matthews
Cinematographer: Caitlin Dooley
Production Designer: Pip Newling

This is Lee Matthews’ very first narrative short film. He is hugely thankful to all cast and crew who supported him enormously. Nonetheless it’s not a great film… But still, he has resisted the desire to re-edit it! Take a look if you dare!


  • Aashiq is an Australian born young Muslim man of Middle Eastern descent. Aashiq lives a happy life, sharing a home with his lover David and his best friend Aly. There’s just one thing he needs to do: come out to his Mother…

  • Liebe Filme Festival, travelling

    Munich, Koln, Frankfurt and Berlin Germany 2012

    Bendigo Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Australia 2010

    Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Australia 2010

    Live on YouTube with over 1,000,000 views within the first year.

  • Cast

    Aashiq – Osamah Sami

    David Andrew Baker

    Aly Nicole Chamoun

    Tont Victoria Goodyear


    Writer / Director / Producer – Lee Matthews

    Cinematographer – Caitlin Dooley

    1st Assistants Camera – Katherine Schachte Gaffer Davyd White

    Production Designer – Pip Newling

    Make-up Artists – Suzanne Nanos

    On-Set Sound Recordist – Jiufu Lim

    1st Assistant Director –Kathy Rhodes

    Script Supervisor – Sasha Cunningham

    Unit Manager – Davyd White, Catherine Borg

    Stills Photographer – Sasha Cunningham

    Editor – Lee Matthews

    VCA Supervising Producer – Libby Porter

    VCA Online Editor & Colourist – Declan Loughran

    Mentors – Jenni Meaney, Emma Crimmings, Michael McMahon

    Special Thanks

    Tony Wood

    Catherine Borg

    Andrew Blogg

    Victoria Goodyear

    Davyd White

    Chris Donis

    Alyena Mohummadally

    Andy Muir

    Dominique Haslam