Filming of The Dancing Girl and The Balloon Man in Chinatown on 1 & 2 June 2022

May 31, 2022

Local independent short film titled The Dancing Girl and The Balloon Man is set to film on 1 and 2 June 2022 in the Haymarket area (Dixon Street, Barlow Street, Parker Street & Parker Lane), following over a year of COVID setbacks & delays.

Written & directed by David Ma, starring Johnathan Lo and Robyn Liu, this is a story of “two oddball immigrants who find kinship in a chance encounter on the streets of Chinatown”.

An exciting project comprising the next generation of Chinese-Australian filmmakers, you might notice over the next few days a small cast and crew who want to be part of revitalising our vibrant Chinatown area. Catering will be arranged from local restaurants, and businesses interested in supporting the project are invited to get in contact with the producer, Georgia Noe, so as to be featured & credited.

Funding opportunities within the arts are limited, so the team also welcomes patrons to get in touch if they are able to financially support the film, as it is currently self funded.

David and the team hope to distribute the short film globally, with a run in prestigious film festivals across Europe, North America, Asia and locally in Australia.