Friday, December 30, 2011

New Film Release

Birth of a Legend: Billy the Kid & The Lincoln County War – U.K. title

A 2011 British production [BTK Productions, Wilkinson Productions (Bucks)]
Producer: Andrew A. Wilkinson
Director: Andrew A. Wilkinson
Story: Frederick Nolan
Screenplay: Andrew A. Wilkinson, Frederick Nolan
Cinematographer: Stuart Nicholas White [color]
Music: Scott P. Wilkinson
Running time: 85 minutes

Story: Billy the Kid and his participation in the Lincoln County War.

Billy the Kid – Robert Shrimplin
John Chisum – David Morley
James Dolan – Robert Madeley
Alexander McSween – Nick Murphy
John Tunstall – Shane Armstrong
Billy Morton – Tommy Johnsson
Doctor – Cliff Bendall
Judge Wilson – Alan Bucksey
Jesse Evans – Dan Potts
Tom Hill – Mikael Brolin
Judge Bristol – Robert Murdock
Robert Widenmann – Elias Wahlund
Sheriff Barrier – Sean O’Neill
Santa Fe Ring members – David Austin, Adrian Bowd, Michael Fitzgerald, Julian McDowell
Riders – Peter Lundberg, Bengt-Goran Piledahl, Tony Skoglund, Moreno Soderlund
Bar Keep – Kevin O’Reilly
Mourner – Mary Robinson
Lincoln Ladies – Cath Shrimplin, Emma Warren-Thomas, Sarah Warren-Thomas
Padre – Michael Smith
Reporter – James Thompson
Maid – Jessica White

Based on a story by historian Frederick Nolan the world renowned expert on Billy the Kid the true story of Billy the Kid and his participation in the Lincoln County War was filmed in Sweden. Part Two which will cover Billy after the war was over and his death at the hands of Sheriff Pat Garrett is waiting for financial backing before production can begin.

1 comment:

  1. I plan on making a movie about Billy The Kid myself in the near future. It will be called, "Billy The Kid, America's Outlaw". The film will be shot on location in New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana. I will play the role of John Henry Hale, a man who has been trying to track down Billy The Kid since his alleged involvement in the Lincoln County War in 1878. I arrive in New Mexico Territory and at first I find out that half of the people assume that Billy is dead and that Pat Garrett killed him at the tender age of only 21 in July of 1881. It's now 1892, almost eleven years to the day The Kid was supposed to have been killed. I see former sheriff Pat Garrett and I ask him about Billy The Kid. "Is it true, Mr. Garett, that Billy The Kid was killed here in Fort Sumner eleven years ago in 1881?" Garrett says, "That's what I told them. But I lied. The Kid is still alive. Don't know where he is now, but what I DO know is he's alive. Hell, I don't even know what he's doing NOW!" I further investigate and I find out that he's in Texas living under the name of "Brushy" Bill Roberts. He tells me that he's given up his outlaw ways and is now a farmer. He also claims that he has found religion. He also says he has a wife and son. But is this man REALLY Billy The Kid? You'll have to see for yourself. Until then, wish me the best of luck.