Billy Bates

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2013
  • Running time: 80 min
BILLY BATES explores the fiery world of thirty-year old enigmatic artist Billy Bates. On the one hand, Billy's reality is a kaleidoscope of artistic beauty and on the other, an extremely troubled existence. As Billy floats the tightrope between brilliance... read more

BILLY BATES explores the fiery world of thirty-year old enigmatic artist Billy Bates. On the one hand, Billy's reality is a kaleidoscope of artistic beauty and on the other, an extremely troubled existence. As Billy floats the tightrope between brilliance and madness, he seeks solace in overcoming his personal inner-demons. Billy's hyper -sensitive mind and colorful soul are haunted by the abandonment of his nurturing mother and also by the abuse from his monstrous and envious father. Billy, intellectual and poetic, eventually meets Kaia, a beautiful singer who seems to understand exactly who Billy is. The layers of Billy’s psyche are explored through an extensive interview done in documentary fashion infused with the dark and provocative images from Billy's past and present. Through fragmented memories of underground parties, inside the insane asylum, and his rise to become a famous contemporary artist, Billy takes us on a love story quest and journey to transcendence, all with the looming question: How important is it to know what is 'real?'

Original Release

04/05/2013

US Release

04/05/2013

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Cast

Josephine de La Baume Seductress
Liz Foster The Trishas
Heidi Hite The Girl
Bob Juergens Doctor
Frank Linsalata Billy's Agent
Jack Met Little Billy
James Wirt Billy Bates
Savannah Welch Kaia
Margherita Missoni (as Margherita Maccapani Missoni)
Kelley Mickwee The Trishas
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jennifer DeLia

Writers

Jennifer DeLia

Cast

Josephine de La Baume Seductress
Liz Foster The Trishas
Heidi Hite The Girl
Bob Juergens Doctor
Frank Linsalata Billy's Agent
Jack Met Little Billy
James Wirt Billy Bates
Savannah Welch Kaia
Margherita Missoni (as Margherita Maccapani Missoni)
Kelley Mickwee The Trishas
Edwin Sean Patterson Dad
Emmy Robbin Emmy
R.L. Sparks Gallery Curator
Zoe Twitt Mom
Jamie Wilson The Trishas

Producers

Rose Ganguzza Executive Producer
Edward Jacobson Executive Producer
Steven G. Kaplan Executive Producer
David Miller Executive Producer
Said Zahraoui Executive Producer
Keith Hayman Executive Producer
Jennifer DeLia Producer
Robert MacCready Producer
Julie Pacino Producer
Daniel Britton Producer
Courtney Carreras Producer
Daniel Gibbs Producer
Todd Bird Producer
Ron Stein Producer

Editors

Luis Ascanio, Barry Farrell, Matt Garner

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