The Ballad of Betty & Joe

“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)


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"Totally charming, inventive and delightful "

David Stratton


Alice Ansara as Betty

Sydney Film Festival
Tap Gallery IWD
Woodford Folk Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Dungog Film Festival
ARC Cinema, NFSA
Harold's Shorts
Boo Hoo Film Festival
Leichhardt Viva Festival
Sapporo Film Festival

WOW International Film Festival
London Australian Film Festival
Seoul International Women's Film Festival
Sydney Travelling Film Festival
NeXt International Film Festival


Tony Barry as Joe

Yamba Cinema
Heart of Gold Film Festival
CoCA Cinema Cairns
Yamba Cinema
Open Channel's Love Your Work Film Festival
Shoalhaven In the Bin
Majestic Cinemas Nambucca
West Side Shorts
Clare Valley Film Festival

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!

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

12 mins HD/Digibeta

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