Blackbetty

This miniature epic examines a city under quarantine with a set of stories marked by their redemptive beauty and frank, gritty reality.

  • Marco North
    Director
  • Marco North
    Writer
  • Marco North
    Producer
  • Gerard Meola
    Producer
  • Nataliya Usherzon
    Producer
  • Ryan Michael Jonze
    Key Cast
    “Malcolm”
    The Leftovers, Jessica Jones, The Blacklist
  • Irene Muscara
    Key Cast
    “Carla”
    Vychislitel, Uborshchitsa
  • Eve North
    Key Cast
    “Eve”
    Whale
  • Natalya Dvoretskaya
    Key Cast
    “Lubov”
    Cold Souls, Generation P
  • Eli Thorne
    Key Cast
    “Narrator”
    Time Will Tell
  • Film Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 18, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation, United States
  • Film Language:
    English, Italian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300 digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1: 2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Official Selection)

    WINNER - BEST WEB SERIES
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival

    WINNER - BEST SOUND DESIGN. Silver - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, SILVER - BEST SOUNDTRACK
  • Oniros Film Awards

    WINNER - Best Sound Design, Honorable Mention Best Soundtrack
  • Los Angeles CineFest

    Semi-Finalist
  • Roma Cinema DOC

    Official Selection
  • Bowery Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Short to the Point ISFF

    Official Selection
  • Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards

    Finalist - Best Web Series
  • Near Nazareth Festival

    Semi-Finalist
  • Roma Cinema DOC
    Rome
    Italy
    March 30, 2019
    European Premiere
    Best Web Series
  • Hyperwave Film Awards

    Finalist
  • FIFF-Filmstrip International Film Festival

    Best Web Series
Director Biography - Marco North

Marco North is a photographer, filmmaker and author. Born in Brooklyn, raised in a small town in upstate New York and educated at SUNY Purchase, he studied with the likes of Jan Groover and began to develop a highly refined, personal approach to storytelling. For the past twenty years he has generated a body of work that has been described as evocative and singular. Past projects include a documentary short titled Grass Will Grow that was funded by a NYSCA Decentralization grant, a novel Samantha, and a tribute film for the Nantucket Film Festival honoring Paul Schrader.

He has taught and lectured at The Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, NYU, and the British School of Design in Moscow. His personal blog, Impressions of an Expat is followed by readers from over 130 countries.

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Director Statement

Blackbetty is my chance to express what it means to be forgotten.