Private Project

The Son

The Son plays on the Bible's parable of The Prodigal Son, giving it so a modern twist and updating the ageless tale right into the present, as it describes a son who leaves his home with his part of his father's inheritance, only to understand life's true treasures some years later.

  • Luke Riether
  • Taylor Riether
  • Luke Riether
  • Stephen Ullom
  • Javier Collazo Lopez
    Key Cast
    "William (Young Son)"
  • Joseph Camerieri
    Key Cast
    "Peter (Father)"
  • Hima Dasari
    Key Cast
    "William (Older Son)"
  • Julius Royale
    Key Cast
    "Voice Over Artist"
  • Enmanuel Crespo
  • Tyler Williams
  • Selena Pesantez
    Script Supervisor
  • Taylor Riether
    First AD
  • Lauren Tidwell
    First A/C
  • Maurice Cheeks
    Boom Operator
  • Kyle Simpson
    Sound Editor and Designer
  • Walter Riggi
    Senior Colorist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    drama, Inspiration
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Full Sail University
Director Biography - Luke Riether, Taylor Riether

Luke Riether recently announced his first feature film, "The Son;" which is an inspirational drama based on the parables in the bible written for a modern audience. Luke's 2019 work includes the concept for the Son directed and written by himself. What started off as a school project has reached a larger audience and is now getting the attention of major production companies. Luke's recent work includes the soon to be released, "The Coin;" directed by Taylor Riether, and the most recent project; Shallow Depths.
Luke is known for his lines of symmetry, soft lighting, and powerful camera movements. Luke graduates from Full Sail University on September 3, 2021, with a Batchelor's degree in Cinematography. His work is unique and shows emotions through his angles.

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Director Statement

Don't ever reach for the stars, because they are already yours to claim.