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The Ballad of Nameless Joe

Mateusz Heldwein
Ballada o Bezimiennym Joe
Poland 2011 / 13’

The temptation of fame and fortune may lead to horrific and dangerous decisions. Unable to deal with the consequences of making a pact with the devil, Billy Bob cons his friend Joe into paying his debt. Except that Joe ends up returning from hell, wanting to settle the score.

Mateusz Heldwein

Born in 1985. A film and theatre makeup artist and a graduate of the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź. The Ballad of Nameless Joe is his thesis and most recent work. It was realized in cooperation with FUMI Studio where he now works as an 2D and 3D animator.


2006 Ogień i woda / Water and Fire (short, anim.)

2007 Exodus (short, anim.)

2008 Gwiazdka z nieba / Stars from Heaven (short, anim.)

2011 Ballada o Bezimiennym Joe / The Ballad of Nameless Joe (short, anim.)

Cast & Crew

director Mateusz Heldwein
screenplay Heldwein Mateusz
cinematography Heldwein Mateusz
editing Heldwein Mateusz
music Błażej Heldwein, Mateusz Szemraj, Michał Stawarz
animation Mateusz Heldwein
visual design Heldwein Mateusz
producer Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
production FUMI Studio
sales FUMI Studio
language no dialogues
colouration colour