London Betty

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London Betty
Directed byThomas Edward Seymour
Produced byMike Aransky
Robert Cosgrove Jr.
Sheri Lynn
Written byThomas Edward Seymour
StarringClint Howard
Daniel von Bargen
Thomas Edward Seymour
Russ Russo
Nicole Lewis
Narrated byClint Howard
CinematographyMike Anderson
Production
company
Distributed byMaverick Entertainment Group
Release date
January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

London Betty is a 2009 American comedy/adventure film directed and written by Thomas Edward Seymour. The film includes performances by Nicole Lewis, Daniel von Bargen (in his final performance), Russ Russo, and director Seymour, as well as narration by Clint Howard. London Betty made the list of "Top Films of the Year" on Moviesmademe.com in 2009. Originally having a theatrical release in 2009, the film was released on DVD in 2010 through Maverick Entertainment on their Platinum Label. In May 2011 London Betty hit the #3 spot for British comedy on Amazon on Demand. The film was nationally distributed at Blockbuster Video until the company went out of business in 2013. Director Tom Seymour affectionately referred to this film and his two other features as the "Backyard Trilogy" consisting of three film, Everything Moves Alone, Land of College Prophets and London Betty. The three films all involve backyard thieves or in the case of Land of College Prophets superheroes that all dwell in suburban environments all shot within central Connecticut.

Background[edit]

Plot[edit]

London Betty (Nicole Lewis) is the plucky British journalist who gets a newspaper job in the small American town of Pharisee. But trying to get an audience with her elusive, agoraphobic publisher Maury (Daniel von Bargen) is only part of her problem. Her first story requires the toppling of the corrupt and perverted administration run by Mayor Plumb (Dick Boland) and his band of off-kilter hoodlums. However, Betty has unlikely allies to help her bring down the mayor: a pair of petty thieves, Volga (Russ Russo) and Billy (Thomas Edward Seymour), a golden-hearted prostitute Jess (Margaret Rose Champagne) and a transvestite ex-Marine hitman, Sgt. Stone (Phil Hall).[1]

Partial cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Awards & recognition[edit]

  • Won Best Connecticut film at the Silk City Film Festival
  • Won Best Feature Film at the Accolade Film Festival 2008
  • Won the Underground Spirit Award at the New Haven Underground Film Festival
  • Best Actress nomination Nicole Lewis: Hoboken International Film Festival 2009
  • Best Dramedy Nomination: Bare Bones International Film Festival 2009
  • Honoree: Director’s Showcase, New York B-Movie Film Festival 2008
  • Official Selection: Audience Choice Awards 2009
  • Official Selection: Connecticut Film Festival 2009

Release[edit]

London Betty became available on DVD February 2, 2010 in the United States.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Betty (review)". FilmSnobbery.com. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  2. ^ "Release Details: London Betty". Video Business. Retrieved 2010-01-26.

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