Germany’s Studio 100 Film, Australia’s POP Family Entertainment, and Ireland’s Telegael announced an outstanding voice cast for the highly anticipated animated comedy feature Being Betty Flood.
Headlining the cast as Betty Flood is Evanna Lynch – best known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the “Harry Potter” film series. She is supported by celebrated actors Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Aneska Flood, and Richard Roxburgh (Elvis, Rake) as Murkhart. Charlotte Friels (After the Verdict, Nitram) as Misha, Ed Bryne as Winchflat, Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, Death in Paradise) as Nerlin, Neil Delamere as Staniel, Semisi Cheekham (Hardball, Significant Others) as Nat, Erin Choy (Hardball, News of the Wild) as Abi, as well as Sarah Aubrey (Pieces of Her, Frayed, Happy Feet 2, Blinky Bill) who voices various characters, also join the cast.
Since being announced at the Cannes Marché du film this May, the whimsical and whacky film has already been sold to NOS Lusomondo (Portugal), Notorious (Italy), ADS (Hungary) FilmHouse (Israel), and Myndform (Iceland), with more sales to be announced at AFM by Studio 100 Film.
Studio 100 Media’s director of business operations Thorsten Wegener says, “We are absolutely thrilled by this outstanding cast line-up which will take this project into new spheres. All actors are a true match to the characters they are voicing. We are sure that this makes this film even more attractive to international buyers.”
Adapted and written by Harry Cripps and Cleon Prineas, “Being Betty Flood is based on the 13-book series The Floods written and illustrated by award-winning Australian author Colin Thompson, which has been a stellar performer in the Australian and New Zealand kids’ book market for the last twelve years, with over one million copies sold across the series.
The 87-minute feature film, targeted at eight to 14-year-olds and set for delivery in Autumn 2023, introduces Betty, a headstrong, smart 12-year-old girl torn between her over-protective mother and her desire to prove her magical and musical abilities. As she navigates the challenges of growing up and finding her place in the world, her relationships with her family and friends echo the experiences of young girls all over the world in this universal movie full of magic and mayhem.
The film is an Official Treaty co-production between Australia and Ireland, which allows the film to be marketed with full European status. Studio 100 Film will be responsible for the worldwide distribution.
Here’s the synopsis of Being Betty Flood:
From a fantastic world where magic rules the land, a wild free-spirited, music-loving girl named Betty is about to celebrate her thirteenth birthday.
But Betty and The Flood family are fugitives – on the run from a malicious King who has been hunting them from before Betty was even born. Betty’s world is turned upside down when the King discovers her whereabouts and deliberately misrepresents her family’s secret past.
Betty’s actions put her family at great risk. To save them all, she and her friend Nat will embark on a journey to confront the King, to learn the truth about her family and along the way discover her one special gift will set them free.