United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland 2010
Director: James Fair; screenplay: James Fair; based on a story by James Fair & Irune Gurtuba; script editing: Olivia Clarke, James Smith, Anne Sofie Baekdal Brauner, Ben Arntz, Ivor King; cinematography: John Bradburn; editing: Gareth Nolan, Andy Paton, Jim McElroy, Jim McLeish; producer: Gary Hoctor; production companies: Hello Camera, 72 Hour Movie Project; durata: 75’.
Cast: Michael F. Cahill, Kate O’Toole, Don Bridges, Jennifer Hall, Anita Clements.
Des and Mo are an Irish couple who arrive in Melbourne on their second honeymoon, but their luggage doesn’t arrive with them. Their troubles worsen once their bankcard is swallowed at an ATM, forcing them to stay at a hostel. When Des is charged for abuse towards airport staff and Mo is forced to pawn her wedding ring to release him, it looks like the romance is over. However it is Des and Mo’s unexpected encounters that lead them to a greater adventure than they could ever have imagined.
The Ballad of Des & Mo was shot, edited and presented all in 72 hours at the Melbourne International Film Festival last year