Where you can find SONS & Mothers

In 2017 SONS & mothers completed its OSKA Bright tour of the UK with great success.

If you wish to see it for yourself we have multiple ways. Just visit our page here with all the details.


SONS & Mothers hits the UK in 2017

2017 has started in full force for SONS & Mothers as it commences the first of a series of screenings in the United Kingdom.

With thanks to Carousel who run the Oska Bright Film Festival we will be trickling across the country with our first stop in Brighton.

“Carousel helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, true to their voice and vision, challenging expectations of what great art is and who can create it.”

Their Oska Bright Film Festival is testimony to that. In 2015 we were so proud to open their film festival. It was not long after that we were approached for a national tour.

“We were so proud to be a part of the uniquely powerful Oska Bright Film Festival in 2015,” said Director Christopher Houghton.

“We’re even more proud that they are supporting a series of screenings through 2017 that will see the travel to audiences across the UK.”

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SONS & mothers reaches the UK


Multi- Award winning Documentary Sons and Mothers premieres in the UK at the Oskar Bright Film Festival in November 2015.

After it’s humble beginning at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2013 Sons and Mothers has gone on to win Best Documentary at Australia’s Antenna Documentary Feestival, Best Arts Documentary at the ATOM Awards. The Australian Academy of Cinema and Telvesion Arts awarded the film Cinemtagraphy and Best Sound and also nominated Christopher Houghton for Best Director and David Banburry and Elendil Archer for best editing.

“The film has warmed audience’s hearts and we’re very proud of what the film has achieved,” said Hougthon.

“It’s amazing to believe we have gone on to screen theatrically around the Australia, India, Switzerland, South Korea and now the UK.”

“We’re excited for it to be screening in the UK with such a prestigious and wonderful festival,” adds producer Louise Pascale.

“I met the team behind Oska Bright when they visited Adelaide and they blew me away. For them to enjoy and include our film is a wonderful honour.”

Know anyone in the UK?

Please send them this link to the Oska Bright Film Festival screenings.

The film will screen in two venues simultaneously, in Brighton at the Dome and in Cardiff at Chapter.


SONS & mothers screens on the ABC this October


The screening date for the SONS & mothers broadcast on the ABC has been locked in.

Sunday 19th October at 10:15pm, in the Sunday Arts Up Late Docs timeslot we’ll premiere on Australian tv.

Our billing reads With a strict ‘no women allowed’ policy, the members of a men’s ensemble devise a theatre show that reveals a warts and all relationship each has with their mother.”

“I’m so pleased the ABC took this film and supported us to show it in its full length to the rest of Australia,” says Director Christopher Houghton. “It really respects the work of the artists.”

SONS & mothers will be introduced by Wesley EnochAustralian playwright and artistic director. 

The broadcast on the 19th coincides with two screenings in Sydney. On the same day we will also be screening in competition at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival and as part of the Walkleys Longlist at the New South Wales State Library.

And then there was the Walkley Longlist


The Walkley Awards Longlist has been announced and we are proud to be among the six nominees.

Announced last week the judges said;

“Sons and Mothers” uses creative techniques to focus on the abilities, rather than disabilities, of its subjects. The judges felt that by allowing those in the film to tell their own stories, the film makers take a difficult subject and turn it into a compelling documentary.”

This category of the prestigious Walkley Awards is only three years old and it is a tough competition. From the Cronulla Riots to the history of Redfern Theatre to Afghanistan this year’s fellow nominees are diverse and compelling.

As part of our nomination, we will now be screening in at the NSW State Library on Sunday 19th October. You can book your place here.

Finalists will be announced on Thursday 16 October, sign up to our email list to keep up to date on our screenings and other news.

Sydney it’s your turn.


SONS & mothers will be capping off its regional tour this October with a screening at Australia’s Antenna Documentary Film Festival. In just its fourth year, Antenna is proving itself each year to be one of Australia’s leading documentary film festivals.

“We were asked to be part of Antenna last year,” says producer Louise Pascale. “But we had to say no because we promised our world premiere to the Adelaide Film Festival. It’s now a year later and we are so glad to cap of our regional tour there.”

“It’s all about the timing.”

Not only are we screening in the festival amongst some fine Australian and international films we are in competition for Best Australian Documentary.

You can book tickets to our screening here.

In a cinema near you.

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SONS & mothers is on the road with a series of screenings across Australia.

We’re pleased to announce the documentary will be on tour with the Men’s Ensemble who are taking their acclaimed stage show to regional Australia.

“While we emphasis the documentary and stage show are two different experiences, we are so pleased audiences have the chance to see both,” says producer Louise Pascale. “We love any audience, where ever they are, having the opportunity to see the documentary on a big screen.”

As either a teaser for the stage show or a retrospective look at how it came together there are a range of venues who will be hosting a screening.

You can check out here where in Australia you can catch it in the coming months.

SONS & mothers hits the highway!

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For all those who have been asking where can I see SONS & mothers? We are pleased to say we finally have an answer.

SONS & mothers the stage show and documentary are hitting the highway in 2014. From August to October you can catch the Men’s Ensemble of No Strings Attached on stage and on the big screen as Performing Lines takes it on a regional tour of Australia.

“It was great to hear that audiences around Australia will be seeing this amazing and heartfelt play,” says Producer Louise Pascale. “And to be able to see the documentary too is a great bonus for audiences. They get to not only see the show, but how it came together.”

In the documentary audiences are also able to meet the member of the Men’s Ensemble who did not make it to the stage, and find out why.

The Regional Tour will kick off at the Darwin Festival in August and go to Mandurah, Perth, Kalgoorlie, The Gold Coast, Queanbeyan, Wagga Wagga, Wangaratta, Orange, Bathurst, Hobart, Bendigo, Portland before winding up in Renmark and Port Pirie.

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The Victorian Premiere!

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SONS & mothers hits the Festival Circuit in 2014

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While it may sound like things have gone quiet on the SONS & mothers front, behind the scenes the opposite is happening. We are proud to make the first of a series of announcements of screenings for our feature documentary in 2014.

The first is the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in Melbourne.

Screening at the Australian Centre of Moving Image our Victorian premiere will be followed by a panel discussion including documentary Directory Christopher Houghton and Alirio Zavarce and Kym MacKenzie of No Strings Attached.

If you’re in Melbourne you can book tickets here or just pass this email along to your friends interstate.

The next is our International Premiere at the prestigious Lucerne International Film Festival in Switzerland. LiFF is an international film festival that prides itself on showing, independent and unique films.

On their website they write;

Our program is unique and most of the films cannot be seen in the mainstream theaters. Quality and content are of high importance – heartfelt and moving stories are the soul of the festival.

A perfect match for our SONS & mothers.

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