Cairo: The movie ‘His Only Son’ premiered on Apple TV+ on 5 May. The movie grossed over $12 million at the US box office, despite a humble production cost of less than a quarter of a million dollars.
Despite its low-budget production, ‘His Only Son’ — a faith-based film depicting the biblical account of Abraham and his call to sacrifice his son Isaac — garnered unexpected success when it was released in theatres around Easter.
The story — told through a Christian lens — is based on the book of Genesis: “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” With such a powerful and emotive storyline, it was impossible for the film to go unnoticed.
According to IMDb, the film was written and directed by young filmmaker David Helling, whose mission has been to illustrate biblical accounts through visual media.
Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad played Abraham, drawing a significant Lebanese audience when the film premiered in Beirut last month. Meanwhile, Iranian-born actress Sara Seyed played Sarah, Abraham’s wife, while Edaan Moskowitz portrayed Isaac.