Lives of the Pharaohs is an excellent short film. The plot is nothing less than sublime, and the character development is simply marvelous. Especially that of the young lad in the role of Ezra. Andrew Hughes' performance brought tears to my eyes. The scene at the end of the movie while this protégée was perched on the stairs listening to his parents fight was so moving that I called my son whom I hadn't spoken to in thirty years and reconciled our relationship. I owe my life to this young thespian. He is quite a talented actor, and I can't wait for his next film. I give this work eight thumbs up, and applaud Jonathan Wald on his stupendous accomplishment.