Bettina Barrow is an independent film and television producer based in Austin, Texas. Prior to founding Banger Pictures, she formed Kill Claudio Productions with her producing partner, Lily Rabe, to produce film and television. Her short film “Maude” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, sold to multiple distributors shortly thereafter, and won a large cash prize from Amazon for its popularity on the platform. Bettina also produced the feature film, ""Sister Aimee"", directed by Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, screened at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, and sold to 1091 Media. She has multiple projects in development with Buck and Schlingmann, including a television series that was developed for HBO and a feature called “Seamonster”. Bettina is currently in post production on ""Downtown Owl"", a feature film based on the novel by Chuck Klosterman. Rebecca Green is also producing the film and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is distributing. “Downtown Owl” stars Ed Harris, Lily Rabe, Vanessa Hudgens, Henry Golding, Finn Wittrock, and Jack Dylan Grazer. Bettina is also a Sundance, Film Independent, Rotterdam, Cannes, and TIFF Fellow. Before becoming an independent producer, Bettina was a lawyer at an international law firm in Los Angeles, specializing in employment and entertainment law. Her background in the creative arts, namely her experience as a professional actress, inspired her to exit the legal world and pursue film production. Bettina is a graduate of Princeton University and the UCLA School of Law.
Banger Pictures – USA
Banger Pictures is an independent production company founded by Bettina Barrow. Inspired by iconic characters and propulsive stories, Banger Pictures focuses on both film and television projects that examine female identity through dynamic narrative. Banger Pictures is currently in development on a feature film entitled SEAMONSTER with its frequent collaborators, Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann. The film is a fantasy drama set on a fictional European island. In addition to SEAMONSTER, Banger is in development on multiple film and television projects and actively looking for new female driven content.
Projects in development
Seamonster by Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann (Feature)
Ideal Girls (Feature)
Projects in post-production
Downtown Owl by Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe (Feature)
Maude by Anna Margaret Hollyman (Short)
Sister Aimee by Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann (Feature)
Rotterdam Lab alumni in 2023
Our returning Rotterdam Lab graduates in 2023.