Betsy is a satirical take on the way society deals with homelessness by using empty platitudes that ultimately give way to cutthroat capitalism. After preparing for an upcoming open house, a real estate agent (Betsy) sees a homeless man shivering in the cold on her drive home. As she reflects upon the state of the homelessness crisis, Betsy struggles with her own complicity before deciding to take action in a way that seems to radically contradict her stated values, mirroring the ethos of modern day America.

  • George Parr
  • George Parr
  • Abigail Spear
  • George Parr
  • Abigail Spear
    Key Cast
    The Equalizer (CBS)
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital, Arri Amira
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  • Abigail Spear
Distribution Information
  • Abigail Spear
    Country: United States
Director Biography - George Parr

Originally from Southeast Texas, George studied film at Oberlin College and NYU Tisch. As a production assistant on Deadwood, George met the show's iconic creator David Milch, who became his writing mentor. George later sold a pilot script to Anonymous Content about a modern day Bonnie & Clyde. This is his directorial debut.

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Director Statement

During Covid, I noticed a strange feeling that began to permeate throughout Los Angeles as homeless encampments began to proliferate throughout the city. As these encampments grew in size and number, they seemed to draw out a dark side of society that perhaps has always existed beneath the gleaming surface of picket fences and manicured lawns. Betsy is a response that tries to lay bare that dark element. It's meant to provoke.