Joseph Betros

Producer (Short Adaptation)

Filmmaker, Joseph Betros is currently seeking a producer for his upcoming short film project titled ‘Duke’. Duke is based on the short story ‘Blood and Bone’ by author Lisa Jacobson which was published by Black Inc. and placed 2nd in the Age/Readings short story competition in 2014. Joseph recently acquired the exclusive rights to produce the short story into a short film.

The producer will be required to see the project from pre-production through to delivery and will suit someone in the early stages of their career, studying a masters, or an experienced producer looking for a passion project.

Due to a very small budget, this is a volunteer position with a $500 honorarium and a contract for 39% of any/all festival competition winnings that the film may accrue.

The producer will be responsible for assisting Joseph with the following:

  • Raising of funds through the Australian Cultural Fund (application in process)

  • Budgeting

  • Casting

  • Permits and contracts

  • Scheduling (with 1st AD)

  • Crew hiring

  • Post-Production bookings

  • Marketing the film to appropriate festivals

Ideally, the producer will have some experience in producing narrative shorts and a good understanding of film festivals (in Australia and abroad).


What is it about?

A year after leaving for university, 19-year-old, Joel returns home to the family farm to complete a task at the request of his reticent father, Peter – living alone with the old Blue Heeler, Duke. Wounds from the past surface upon Joel’s return and the relationship between father and son is tested.

Who is Joseph Betros?

Joseph is a filmmaker and television producer whose work has spanned multiple platforms and genres. His television credits include the landmark live C31 talk show ‘Dot Com Social’ and the upcoming TV special ‘Silent Comedy'. As a filmmaker, Joseph has produced 5 short films and written screenplays that have placed in competitions such as the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. His upcoming adaptation ‘Duke’ will be his second film as writer/director.

Joseph is also a Training Manager at RMIT University where he is responsible for organising training in broadcast operation and creative areas such as screenwriting to RMITV/Student Community Television members.

Shooting slated to take place over 2 days in early-April, 2019.

To apply or for any further information, please email Joseph at Script and visual references are available upon request.

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