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Update #30

Dead Billy: Festivals, Rewards and MORE!

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Hello glorious Dead Billy supporters!!

It's been a while since we posted an update, and there are so many exciting things to share!!

In the months since we last contacted you, we've been cracking away at pickup shots, sound mixing, song writing, color correction, and special effects.  A few fabulous people have joined our team in the post-production area, so we'd love to give some big shout outs to Ben Stanton, Marc Leonard, and Josh Goble!!  We'd also like to acknowledge Rebekah Wiggins and Andy McCullough for their song "Doubt My Love," along with Seth Milder for his original song "Sploited."  Both add their own haunting and invigorating touches to the film.  We're overjoyed at the creative input we're receiving from our colleagues and friends!

The amazing color corrector Marc!
The amazing color corrector Marc!

With the film nearly finished, we're starting to send off copies to film festivals and sales reps--and we're proud to announce that we've already been accepted into the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience!!  

You all played a tremendous role in our project's creation--and we can't wait to share it with you. The festival runs June 2-8 in Albuquerque, so stay tuned for exact screening dates and times!

We're working on sending out a few rewards, so be sure to check your email and snail mail for those suckers.  Unfortunately, it may still be a while before certain rewards are sent out (i.e. a copy of the film, posters, etc.), but we promise it'll be worth the wait!  Also, for those of you who donated $25+, remember that you can promote your work on our website.  Feel free to email us at deadbillythemovie@gmail.com with the link!

And once again, THANK YOU.  We don't think we'll ever stop saying that, since every day we are so grateful for the opportunity to create this project.  It's been a blessing, a joy, and quite the experience.

Lastly, a few friends of ours (some of whom also donated their time and money to Dead Billy), are getting ready to film their own features and, just like us, are seeking funding through Kickstarter.  Please take a few moments to check our their work!

SWEET NOTHINGS
FIRE DRILL 

Thanks again, and stay tuned--there'll be plenty of exciting news to share in the months ahead!

Best,
Team Dead Billy (Scotty, Lauren, Corey, & Dom)


Update #29

Dead Billy Teaser Trailer is LIVE!

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Hi everyone!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for...we are officially releasing our teaser trailer for Dead Billy!!

Enjoy, and once again, THANK YOU!

-Team Dead Billy


Update #28

Wrap Party THIS SUNDAY!

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Hi everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that our wrap party for Dead Billy is just two days away!  For those of you who are in town (or close to the Burque), we hope to see you at Sister Bar  (407 Central Ave. NW) in downtown ABQ on Sunday night, July 28th, at 6 pm.  Remember that we'll be screening our trailer and a few scenes! 

If you can't make the party, we are officially releasing our trailer on Monday morning, so you won't have to wait too long to see it!  Also be sure to check out our new and improved website at www.deadbillythemovie.com.

And last but not least, we are excited to present our latest poster:

Thanks for all your support, and we hope to see you at the WRAP PARTY!!

Best,

Team Dead Billy


Update #27 - For backers only

Dead Billy WRAP PARTY!

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Update #26

Meet Billy....and more!

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Hi everyone!

We do apologize that some time has passed since our last update--but this just means we've been reeeally busy with production for Dead Billy! Our November shoot went off with a bang--13 days of fantastic filming with an even more fantastic crew...not to mention some amazing performances from the cast. Once again, we cannot say how humbled we are to be given the opportunity to work with New Mexico's top film professionals. It's making our film look better than we ever imagined!

THEN: In early January, a Tiny But Mighty Team went up to Colorado to shoot some B-roll and location-specific scenes for the film in Pueblo, Denver, and....what was essentially the Freezing Middle of Nowhere. With the exception of Lauren, everyone's beards froze! (her "mocos" took a hard hit however). We are particularly grateful for all the wonderful friends who fed and housed us along the way.

And now, we are getting ready to finish up the last bit of production NEXT WEEK (and....one day in LA in the middle of March, but after that, we promise, we're finished!) The majority of next week's shoot will also feature our title character, Billy. And we know you've all been dying to FINALLY meet him....so we are proud and elated to introduce: JOHN HARDY!!

The Dead Billy team originally met Hardy through the awesome folks at Duke City Repertory Theatre. Hardy has been working with them since their first season where he played John in Oleanna and directed his adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. For their second season he directed his adaptation of Oedipus the King, and most recently, Hardy performed his one-man production of A Christmas Carol and directed Poe, which closed yesterday at The Filling Station.

Wait! There's more! Hardy is also an Associate Artist with The Barter Theatre. He has been working around the country as a playwright, actor, director for over thirty years. Over the course of his career Hardy has directed over one hundred professional productions including Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Julius Caesar, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Tartuffe, Man of La Mancha, and others. As an actor John has played many of the great roles including Hamlet, MacBeth, Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Teach in American Buffalo, and many others. Hardy has recently returned from a national tour, playing George in Of Mice and Men. As an playwright he has had over forty productions of fifteen plays produced across the country and overseas. Hardy recently received the Sara Spencer Award, for lifetime achievement, from the Southeastern Theatre Conference. He holds an MFA from the University of Alabama and a PhD from Texas Tech University.

WHEW. Needless so say, we are humbled and feel pretty darn lucky to have the opportunity to work Hardy.  

Once again, thank you all so much for your support, your donations, your inquiries as to when the movie will be done (soon!), and all your good wishes.

Stay updated, as we're sure you'll here more from us soon!

Best,

Team Dead Billy :)

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