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"Dead Billy" is the first feature film by Scott Milder, an award-winning writer and director based in Albuquerque, NM
"Dead Billy" is the first feature film by Scott Milder, an award-winning writer and director based in Albuquerque, NM
273 backers pledged $30,811 to help bring this project to life.


Dead Billy FREE on Amazon Prime!
Dead Billy FREE on Amazon Prime!

Hello incredible backers!

We are ecstatic over here at Team Dead Billy to announce that the film is now available for FREE on Amazon Prime! If you have a Prime account, you can watch the movie here

Amazon is the first of many VOD platforms on which Dead Billy will be available, and we're excited to keep you updated as those opportunities to watch the film arise. 

In the meantime, would you all be willing to watch the film and review it on Amazon? By getting 50-100 reviews of the film in its first month, it helps put and keep the film on the "most popular" list, which helps generate more views and spread our film!! 

Also...did you notice our new poster? Isn't it amazing?!

The official Dead Billy poster. We love it. Oh so much.
The official Dead Billy poster. We love it. Oh so much.

We're proud to have teamed up with the LA boutique design firm Dog & Pony Creative. We love them, and definitely recommend them for any filmmakers looking for a stellar poster design (this was not a paid promotion, by the way--they're really just that awesome!)

AAAAND we're proud to announce that we will be screening TWICE at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, starting tomorrow! Both screenings will take place at the Violet Crown Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here.

The screenings are:
Thursday, October 20th at 9:00 pm
Friday, October 21st at 7:15 pm (followed by Q&A with Scotty!)

We hope to see you there!!

We're headed to Santa Fe!!!
We're headed to Santa Fe!!!

Once again, we are grateful for your support for us in the last four years (yes...we've been working on this for a while!), and we are proud that your donations have helped us gain worldwide distribution!!! 

Stay tuned as Dead Billy pops up in more platforms!

Team Dead Billy
(Lauren, Scotty, Dominic, and Corey)

"Dead Billy" rewards DVD's--coming out next month!

Hello Dead Billy fans!

Happy President's Day! Our team is excited to announce a couple of updates:

1. Exec. Producers Lauren and Scotty went to a special workshop about distribution put on by the New Mexico Film Foundation, and presented by the incredible Anna Darrah and Jilann Spitzmiller. Lauren won a scholarship to attend this super informative event (and trust us--she's pretty darn grateful). They learned a lot and plan on utilizing many tools to help bring Dead Billy to your computers and homes later on this year!

Lauren & Scotty in Santa Fe at the Distribution Workshop!
Lauren & Scotty in Santa Fe at the Distribution Workshop!
8 hours, 19 pages of notes, 5 cups of caffeine--we're ready to go!
8 hours, 19 pages of notes, 5 cups of caffeine--we're ready to go!

2.  We're fulfilling more of our reward promises by sending out DVD's to all backers who gave us $40+ next month! BACKERS who gave $40+: Please check your Kickstarter messages for information regarding DVDs vs. Downloadable/Streamable links. Thanks!

3. We're hitting the pavement pretty hard in these next few months, and plan on updating you along the way--because we're just so excited to share our film with the world! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas to share with us, PLEASE don't hesitate to hit us up on Facebook, Twitter (@deadbillymovie), or email: We'd love to hear from you :)

Have an amazing Monday, and we'll check in soon!


Lauren, Scotty, Corey, & Dominic

"Dead Billy" screening time at Paragon Film Festival, watch "Manhattan" tomorrow...and more updates!!


All righty folks!

For those of you in LA or who are interested in heading out to the City of Angels, Dead Billy will have its West Coast premiere at the Zephyr Theatre (7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) at 2pm on Saturday, October 24th. 

Tickets are available under "Fan Ticket" here:

Several of us from team Dead Billy will most definitely be there, and we hope you will too!

Secondly, Dead Billy's very own Lauren Myers is coming back for a second season of Manhattan, which airs starting tomorrow night (October 13th) on WGN!! (click here for a channel finder) You'll be able to see Lauren back as Jeannie the WAC in several episodes, and in case you needed any more motivation, here's a squinty photo of her and tv beau Fritz (Michael Chernus) from set:

Next, writer/director/executive producer Scotty Milder has recently partnered with an established television producer for his new TV pilot, and they will be taking the script out to market before the end of the year.

Our incredible cinematographer/executive producer Corey Weintraub has been working on a project called "t@gged" with local New Mexican Hannah Macpherson, along with several amazing crew friends from Dead Billy. We're assuming with all of that equipment, he's having *no fun* whatsoever ;)

And lastly, but definitely not least, Executive Producer Dominic Garcia is working on some pretty big projects out in LA...which we can't talk about yet...but we promise to dish out the news soon :) 

Also--BIG NEWS--DVD's and digital downloads will be available as rewards VERY VERY SOON.

And as usual, thank you for your support!!

Best, Team Dead Billy

"Dead Billy" is an official selection of the Paragon Film Festival in Los Angeles!


Hello Everyone!

While we know it seems like there's been radio silence for the past few months,  all of us on Team Dead Billy have been working hard to get our (and YOUR!) movie out into the world. There will be some more updates soon regarding distribution, but in the meantime, we have an exciting announcement:

Dead Billy is an official selection for the inaugural Paragon Film Festival in Los Angeles! We are excited to not only help get this festival off the ground, but screen it in a city that will be the perfect location for a west coast premiere. We know so many of our supporters are based in LA and we're happy that we finally have the chance to share the movie with you!

We will be sending more details soon, but we can tell you that the festival takes place October 23-25 at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, and that Dead Billy screens on the last day of the festival. Stay tuned for details on tickets and a screening time.

Once again, thank you for your unending and incredible support. WE'RE BRINGING DEAD BILLY TO THE CITY OF ANGELS, BABY!

Much thanks,

Scotty, Lauren, Corey, Dominic, and all of Team Dead Billy

FREE screening of Dead Billy in ABQ, plus reward updates and more!


Hello wonderful backers!

It's been a while since we last updated you, so we wanted to let you know what's been going on in Dead Billy land.

First of all, as we embark the next leg our movie journey, we're making lots of discoveries. We're realizing that fundraising, shooting, and editing your film is barely half the journey. We're making connections with distributors, sending the film off to festivals, and continuing to navigate the waters of "How Do We Get Our Film OUT Into The World?" It's been a wonderful and slightly exhaustive learning experience, but we're grateful for every nugget of information and experience that we gain along that way. Also, it's EXCITING TOO!

And so this means that there's still a ways to go--in a great way! We're incredibly grateful for the help of some amazing colleagues in New Mexico, including Ivan Wiener with the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience and Ann Lerner with the Albuquerque Film Office. Both organizations are partnering with us to present a FREE screening of Dead Billy at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Sunday, March 29th at 6pm. We hope everyone nearby can join us for this event!!

Secondly, a few of you have contacted us regarding your rewards. We apologize for any confusion from Kickstarter and are aware that those who donated $40 or more have not received your full reward because we have yet to send out any DVD's--so at the current moment, if you donated $40+, please ignore the messages from Kickstarter if they say your rewards are fulfilled. Due to the nature of film distribution, we will not be able to send out the DVDs until a distribution deal is secure, whether through a third party or self distribution. We will keep you updated on these events and apologize for the delay.

And lastly, our creative team is expanding their skills as we continue to work in film, television, and theatre. Our producers, designers, actors, and crew are still working hard in the industry both here in New Mexico and across the country.  It's strengthening our tools, building relationships, and advancing our creative minds. Keep your eyes peeled for both big budget and independent work coming out of New Mexico--you might recognize a few names and faces!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns--if you don't want to go through Kickstarter, you can always email us at  

And stay tuned! In the next couple of days we'll be releasing our latest poster design, as well as reminders on our March 29th screening. Thank you again for your amazing support, and we'll be in touch!

Lauren, Scotty, Dom, Corey, and the Dead Billy Team :)