Billy The Kid

About

15-year old cowboy Billy finds it particularly hard to fit in at a new school.

Screens with

2015 Program

Year

2015

Country

United Kingdom

Runtime

15min

Genre

Narrative

Credits

Directed by

Sam Johnson

Producers

Sam Johnson, David Wade, Simon West

Cast

John Bell
Jake Wheeldon
Bethan Ashman

Writing

Sam Johnson

Cinematography

Hamish Anderson

Editing

Theo Cowen

Music

Christopher Lukins
Adam Smyth

Artist Bio

Sam Johnson is an award-winning British film director.

Having read film at Kings College London, he spent two years learning the ropes in production on films including X-Men: First Class, and Skyfall - shadowing directors and location managing gory British horrors.

In 2013 he went freelance as a director. His first short film - Jasmine's Revolution - premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. It's has since appeared at numerous other international festivals, and won awards in Canada and California.

His next short film - Billy the Kid - was funded by BFI and Creative England, in partnership with the charity 'BeatBullying'. It stars The Hobbit's John Bell, and is executive produced by Simon West and Noel Clarke.

It premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Palm Springs Shortfest 2015, where it was an Audience 'Best Of Fest' winner.

He shoots commercially for brands like Adidas and Peter Werth, working from the studio he shares with his photograph brother in Shoreditch, London.

He is currently working on his first feature, a novel and a Fine Art Company.