We have been looking forward to releasing this episode for years. Betty in Paris has been a film we have been imagining even before Olive Us was conceived. This episode has a couple clear inspirations: One inspiration is the film The Red Balloon. Another is a film idea from Josh Stanley, the Blair’s uncle. His idea was to show his daughter (at the time around Betty’s age) roaming around NYC. He would be there the whole time, but always behind the camera, so it would look like this vulnerable child wandering around New York.
We have wanted to do that kind of film ever since we heard his idea, and thought Betty in Paris could deliver the feelings of vulnerability, and childlike curiosity about a big city. Tiger in a Jar brought their usual genius, and imagination and watched Betty closely to bring out some of her simple, naive responses to some of Paris’s landmarks.
We spent two days filming Betty in Paris, and felt like we could have used three more–such a wondrous city, and Betty’s interactions felt so simple and fun. We hope you love Betty in Paris!