My Mother's Son is a short experimental film. Completed in 2012, the film screened at the Golden Knight Film Festival.
The film, written by Edward Caruana Galizia, is an intense and playful piece about liberation from a fraught maternal bond. Speaking about the film, Edward said "People usually can tell where you are from just by looking at you. People look Italian, people look Spanish, English, Scandinavian etc. In a world where people look their nationality what happens to those who do not. Ricky, with his distinctive blond features, is an example of this. He is neither fish nor fowl.
The film is about Identity and Newcastle is famous for it’s structures, buildings, in short it has a very unique identity of it’s own. Ricky’s journey and connection to his mother is firmly set in the city and we worked various elements of Newcastle and surround areas into the story."
My Mother's Son used a mixture of formats to communicate episodes in time and place. Cinematographer Graham Vasey experimented with lomo kino and DSLR cameras, as well as colour and camera movement.
Producer: Maria Caruana Galizia
Director: Maria Caruana Galizia
Writer: Edward Caruana Galizia
Cinematographer: Graham Vasey
Ricky Edward Caruana Galizia
Ricky's Mother Sophie Ellwood
Ricky's Father Luke Evans
Producer Maria Caruana Galizia
Executive Producer Charles Said Vassallo
Executive Producer Angela Bianchi
Executive Producer Michael Mangion
Director Maria Caruana Galizia
Writer Edward Caruana Galizia
Cinematographer Graham Vasey
Editor Jonathan Jones
Composer Edward Abela
Costume Design Karen Lacey
Production Manager Richard Cutts