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Arthur Gbeme has moved back into his Western Sydney childhood home. As he tells it, he has “put his life on hold” to care for his mum, Maggie, but the truth is, there isn’t much to put on hold. A former nurse, Maggie used to be a firebrand – a renegade. But since the death of her husband, Maggie has been… a little off. A bold re-imagining of the Australian classic, ‘Mother & Son’ is a show about ageing, migrant upbringing, changing family roles, and caring for someone you love even when they’re driving you up the wall. It’s an unapologetically hilarious comedy about a “helpless old woman” who runs rings around her adult son.

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Matt Okine
Jude Troy
Executive Producers
Matt Okine  Todd Abbott  Louise Smith  Richard Finlayson
Dir. of Photography
Drew English
Jordie Lane  Clare Reynolds
Production Designer
Claire Granville


Denise Scott - Matt Okine

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Wooden Horse Pty Ltd


International Sales
ABC Commercial

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support