"Son of None" is a short docudrama about Joshua, a seven year old Liberian war orphan who is constantly disheveled, falling behind and failing at school.  When the orphanage's goat goes missing, Joshua comforts the one thing more vulnerable than he.


WINNER!:  Best Short Film - 26th Annual Boston Film Festival 

12th Annual Sidewalk Moving Pictures Fest - September 25, 2010

46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival - October 11, 17, & 19th

16th Annual Encounters International Film Festival - November 17, 2010

WINNER!: 16th Annual SLAMDANCE Film Festival - Jan. 22 - Special Jury Mention!

Beloit International Film Festival - Feb. 17th, 18th & 19th

21st Annual CINEQUEST Film Festival - March 10th & 12th

Arizona International Film Festival - April 8, 2011


Joshua Cooper

Martha Yah

Harris T. Mulbah

Rufus Kollie

Jerome C Cabeen


Todd Looby - Prod/Writ/Dir/Edit/Photo

Jerome C. Cabeen - Co-Producer

Denia  Reeves - Boom Operator

Joseph T. Morris - Production Assistant

Composer - Dan Macaluso

Format:  NTSC, MiniDV

Aspect Ratio:  4:3

TRT:  00:15:53


“Son of None” was shot entirely on location at Liberia Mission, Inc. - Liberia, West Africa.  The principle actors are all Liberia Mission students or employees.  The mission is doing incredible work helping some of the most vulnerable kids in a struggling country.   Click here for more information.



“Son of None” WINS at SLAMDANCE 2011 !!!

“For its compelling docudrama approach, wonderful lead performance, and stunning final sequence, the Slamdance jury would like to give a special mention to SON OF NONE.”

Thanks so much, Slamdance!