Billy Boy

In this tense, enigmatic drama, a former football star turned real estate broker meets with a troubled young heir to an old-money fortune to close a deal on a new house, and nothing goes according to plan.

  • Will Roane
  • Will Roane
  • Will Roane
  • Nico Osborne
  • Gerard Marcus
  • Jordan Feinstein
  • Linus Ignatius
    Key Cast
    Mass, Bull, Law & Order: SVU
  • Tom Martin
    Key Cast
  • Cynthia Babak
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Burkhalter"
  • Jillian Kron
    Props Master
  • Stephanie Franz
    Script Supervisor
    Bad Trash
  • Ian Wood
    Location Scout
    I, Phone
  • Frederick F. Scott
  • Patrice Bowman
    Charlie & The Hunt, In The Wake of Mourning, Dark Mode, Ashes, Under The Sun After The Wind
  • Kirk Pearson
    Original Score
    Assistance, All Is Lost, Attla, How To Be A Henchman
  • Lydia Froncek
    Original Score
  • Dogbotic
    Original Score
    The Hork, All Is Lost
  • Dashiell Robb
    Graphic Design
    The Black Disquisition
  • All Clear Graphics
    Graphic Design
    The Black Disquisition
  • Mark Van Wickel
    Location Boss
  • John Kaczmarek
    Location Manager
  • Joe Laudati
    Location Manager
  • Suling Chen
    Location Accountant
  • Film Emporium
  • Darren Crenshaw
  • Lauren Roberts
  • Jamison Money Farmer
  • Kyla van Buren
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery, Surreal, Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa Mini, Zeiss CP.2
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Manhattan Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 22, 2023
    World Premiere
    Best Thriller Short
  • New York Global Lift-Off Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    July 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • New York State International Film Festival
    United States
    September 23, 2023
    Nominated, "Best Horror Film"
  • Grove Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    September 27, 2023
    New Jersey Premiere
    Best Film
Director Biography - Will Roane

Born in NYC, Will Roane grew up in Alabama and dreamed of returning to New York to pursue filmmaking dreams. Well, here he is. Having done nearly every job on set, from Catering & Crafty Coordinator for the 2017 indie feature Man With Van to now working as a sound mixer & recordist. Having written & directed through college and beyond, he chose for the most part to put those early projects in the vault. Roane began directing again in earnest with the 2020 release of the music video for “Other Line” from Brooklyn-based band Nicomo.

Roane is an avid screenwriter of shorts and features, and counts among his influences Vigo, Reichardt, Kubrick, and Kieslowski. He lives in Harlem.

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Director Statement

Billy Boy combines fascinations with mental health, restricted narration and socioeconomics to create a claustrophobic nightmare. In the search for answers about what happened to Billy, or perhaps more importantly to Teddy, the questions become increasingly dark.