The Ballad of Betty & Joe

“Totally charming, inventive and delightful ” – David Stratton

AS SCREENED IN JAPAN, KOREA, ROMANIA, THE UK AND ALL AROUND AUSTRALIA

The Ballad of Betty & Joe

12 mins  2009 • “silent” film music by Jan Preston • Rated G

Every morning Betty tramps alone through the big city to join her fellow buskers in the pedestrian tunnel below, trying to earn a living. But her earnings are meagre, and to make things worse, the new security guard, Joe, is trying to confiscate her fiddle. While Betty dreams of fame and fortune, Joe dreams of earplugs – something’s got to give!

“I’m thrilled we were able to screen this beautiful film at Fringe Family Weekend. It was an incredible 12mins as the park was drawn to complete silence . . . The film was appreciated by all which was clear in the enthusiastic applause. It was perfect.” – Alison Howard, Director (Adelaide)

Featuring Alice Ansara & Tony Barry
with Betty Lucas, Alec Morgan, Damian Rebgetz, Helen Thearle, Eden Falk
Composer: Jan Preston • Fiddle: Phil Hartl
Animation: Glenn Harrison
Supervising Editor: Nick Meyers •
Editors: Nick Meyers, Vanessa Milton, Kit Guyatt
Cinematography: Tom Cowan, Hugh Miller
Sound: William Lawlor, Finn O’Keefe, • Sound Mix: Sam Petty
Costumes: Clementine Hield • Make-up: Helen Evans
Producers: Martha Ansara, Charlie Carman, Rivka Hartman, Adam Rigby
Script: Rivka Hartman, Martha Ansara • Director: Martha Ansara