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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" 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 :)

New Theatrical Trailer for "Dead Billy"!

Hello everyone!  

Check out our latest theatrical trailer for "Dead Billy"!  Please help us share it and spread the word--AND don't forget about our WORLD PREMIERE at the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience on June 5th at 9 pm at the KiMo Theatre!  Get your tickets HERE!


Team Dead Billy

Announcing the "Dead Billy" WORLD PREMIERE at AFME!

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Hello Wonderful "Dead Billy" supporters!

We are pleased to announce that, almost two years since all of you helped make our dream a reality, Dead Billy is finally getting its WORLD PREMIERE!

As an official selection of the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, Dead Billy will premiere on Thursday, June 5th, at 9:00 pm at the KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque. 

There are many ways to help with the screening, the most important of which is to SPREAD THE WORD! Invite your friends on Facebook (here's our FB event HERE), send emails, share on twitter, yell it from the mountain!! (We've already tried a couple of times from Sandia was windy).  We sincerely hope that each and every one of you can attend, because we are proud, honored, and humbled to share the work that you helped create.  

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE!

The feedback we have received thus far on the film has been beyond terrific.  Here's our favorite response as of late:

"Dead Billy is the must see feature at the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience. The picture is absolutely insane. Very few films are as gutsy and confident as this debut feature film directed by Scott Milder and shot by Corey Weintraub. This is a psychological fever dream with sweat practically dripping off the screen. The images pop out at you, literally crawling into your skin. You will be gasping for air afterwards, trying to make sense of what you just experienced. You’re going to want to take a shower after this one, and I mean that in the best way possible." --Matt Stanasolovich, AFME Film Critic

And lastly, as always, thank you for your support.  We know we say this in every single update, but we plan on saying it for a very long time.  We couldn't have done it without you.



Team Dead Billy

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 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!


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

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