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People say ridiculous and weird things when they don't think that anyone is listening. BILLY is all about overhearing other people's conversations and using it as fuel.

  • Bianca Billy Raffin
  • Tara di Marco
  • Bianca Billy Raffin
  • Bianca Billy Raffin
  • Bianca Billy Raffin
    Key Cast
  • Selin Aydan
    Key Cast
  • Zoe Steiner
    Key Cast
  • Walter Smithers
    Key Cast
  • Eric Sesto
    Key Cast
  • Liam Hermanus
    Key Cast
  • Sondra di Benedetto
    Key Cast
  • Greg Franklin
    Key Cast
  • Juan Raffin
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Blakeney
    Key Cast
  • Ann-Marie Sullivan
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Scutti
    Key Cast
    "Hipster Guy"
  • Jorja Leary
    Key Cast
    "Quiet girl"
  • Lisa Waters
    Key Cast
  • Elyse Walton
    Key Cast
  • Natalie Milic
    Key Cast
  • Matt Bird
    1st AD
  • Jack Savage
    Script Supervisor
  • Ben Luck
    Director of Photography
  • Shawkat Husseini
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Prince K. Nediyedath
  • Ben Graham
    Best Boy
  • Daniel Tritt
    Sound Recordist
  • Andy Hazel
    Boom Operator
  • Tara di Marco
  • Matt Bird
    Sound Mixing
  • August Jones
    Production Assistant
  • Jakos Idzkie
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Alexa
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  • Short Flicks
    October 8, 2018
Director Biography - Bianca Billy Raffin, Tara di Marco

Bianca Billy Raffin is a multi-disciplinary artist, based in Melbourne, Australia, from an Argentinian background. She works across music, illustration, installation, and more recently, film.

In 2018, Bianca Billy Raffin received a small grant from La Trobe University to develop her first short film, 'BILLY', which she co-directed with Tara di Marco. It was screened at ACMI at the 'Short Flicks' film festival (2018), considered for the North Bellarine Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Award (2019), and made the official selection for the First-Time FIlmmakers Festival (2018).

In 2019, Bianca Billy Raffin then directed another short film, 'Pasta Girl', with support from the City of Yarra Council. After a successful private screening in late 2019, it was screened at the Greenscreen Outdoor Film Festival, Brunswick (2020). The film, which is semi-autobiographical, is a quirky exploration of LGBT+ dating in the modern world and all the tension and awkwardness associated with it.

Aside from film, Bianca Billy Raffin works as an artist across different mediums. She is a drummer in several Melbourne bands and has toured nationally and internationally since the age of 15. Bianca has also just completed a year-long artist in residence program with the City of Yarra's Youth Services, where she facilitated comic book workshops for young people in the area. In 2020, she also curated a group exhibition entitled 'An Oneiric Reality' at the Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

Bianca has also exhibited projection work at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, co-produced the closing event of the festival, undertook a Projection Art Masterclass with the Centre for Projection Art (Australia), and worked as a videographer for the Reservoir Stomp, Urban Outer Limits, among others.

Please don't hesitate to ask for a full artist CV if you are interested in reading more about Bianca's art practice.

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Director Statement

Billy is a girl who is curious about the world around her, and is slightly voyeuristic in the way she loves overhearing other people's conversations. I think we are all Billy. Everyone loves overhearing snippets and catching brief moments of other people's worlds. This film is a glimpse at Billy's world, a section of her evening that we get to overhear.