Rebecca Gibney stars as a grieving mother in a moving short film for Anzac Day by her son Zac, 18

Rebecca Gibney stars as a grieving mother in a moving short film for Anzac Day written, directed and produced by her son Zac Bell, 18

Rebecca Gibney portrayed a grieving war mother in a short film directed by her teenage son Zac Bell for Anzac Day.

The 57-year-old actress shared the film on Instagram on Monday, explaining that it was written, directed and produced by Zac.

‘In honor of Anzac Day, here is Zac’s short, Dearest Mother. Written, directed and produced by @zacpuff,’ she said of the 18-year-old’s film.

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Let’s not forget: Rebecca Gibney portrayed a grieving war mother in a short film directed by her teenage son Zac Bell for Anzac Day

“In his words…more than 130,000 men lost their lives in Gallipoli…They all had mothers. Let’s not forget that. #anzacday #weshallrememberthem’.

The film appears to have been shot during World War I and features Rebecca as a mother, reading letters from her young son on the front line.

As she sits down to answer, she is overwhelmed by the sound of gunfire, rendering her unable to write.

Talented teen: The 57-year-old actress shared the film on Instagram on Monday, explaining that it was written, directed and produced by her son, Zac Bell (left)

Talented teen: The 57-year-old actress shared the film on Instagram on Monday, explaining that it was written, directed and produced by her son, Zac Bell (left)

His last letter from his son details his terror as he describes deteriorating conditions at Anzac Cove.

The film then ends with Rebecca standing on a deserted beach, as she contemplates her son, Harry, walking towards her.

She kisses him, only for it to be revealed that Harry had died in the war, his mother being seen sobbing as she wraps her arms around herself.

Bright future: Zac also shared the moving video on his Instagram page, sharing the film's release in his caption:

Bright future: Zac also shared the moving video on his Instagram page, sharing the film’s release in his caption: ‘Over 130,000 men lost their lives in Gallipoli, they all had mothers’

Zac also shared the moving video on his Instagram page, sharing the film’s release in his caption, “Over 130,000 men lost their lives in Gallipoli, they all had mothers.”

‘In honor of Anzac Day, here is a short film I made last year called ‘Dearest Mother’. Let’s not forget,” he added.

Rebecca shares Zac with her husband of 21 years, decorator Richard Bell.

Following in her footsteps: In January, she revealed the talented teenager was leaving home to study at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in Wellington

Following in her footsteps: In January, she revealed the talented teenager was leaving home to study at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in Wellington

In January, she revealed the talented teenager was leaving home to study at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in Wellington.

‘So I have just arrived in Wellington to find an apartment for our boy who is leaving the nest to start his studies at Toi – his childhood dream. We are so proud but… When did this happen??’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.

“I knew it was coming but I’m not sure I’m ready… so to all those sleep deprived new mums wondering when it’s going to end – trust me – it’s going way too fast. Enjoy every moment. Love this boy beyond…’

“To all those sleep-deprived new mums wondering when this is going to end – believe me – it’s going way too fast. Enjoy every moment. I love this boy beyond…” he said. -she wrote on Instagram in January

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