We focus on telling the story... From real to reel!
Billy Greer has been writing for over 40 years, having described his favourite hobby as, ‘my Pilates’.  With a songbook of more than 1600 songs (mostly country), having managed two singers over a span of 30 years, he saw himself in the music business, as a songwriter, before anything else.  Recently, having produced his first feature documentary, Was I Next? The Sean Cribbin Story, Billy’s enjoying the film industry more than he could have imagined.
The transition from the music industry to film production was fairly smooth and organic. As a teen, he was interested in photography and recalls being fascinated with filters, shadows and lighting effects on film. Through the years, he did a little extra work on various films including The Collaborator, (Martin Donovan, Director) and Ecstasy, (Rob Heydon, Director). Chasing this budding dream a little further, Billy moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to work with an Executive Producer on a movie project. During this time on the west coast, his interest in the industry would grow beyond writing treatments and scripts.As a producer and owner of iCogitate Productions, he assembled a team of industry professionals to help produce their first documentary. Was I Next set the bar fairly high for our first project, having won more than 130 awards worldwide.  Billy is currently working on a series for television, a 3-part docuseries and a new feature documentary.
Our film distributor, Mark Busby of the Film Volt Group (UK) has released Was I Next, this past July 2022. The team is working on our first book to movie deal, “I am beyond excited for the possibilities on the horizon.”  Cogitate means to think about something so deeply, it changes you. Billy never anticipated enjoying film production as much as he did, “the film industry has changed me these past few years and I can’t wait to see what story we tell next.”
Honorable Mention Editing March 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Art Film Awards
Macedonia
2021
Winner Best Trailer March 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Art Film Awards
Macedonia
2021
Winner Best Sound Design March 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Art Film Awards
Macedonia
2021
Winner Best first Time Director Documentary March 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Art Film Awards
Macedonia
2021
Winner Best Feature Documentary March 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Art film Awards
Macedonia
2021
Winner Best New Filmmaker
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Winner Best First Time Director Documentary
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Silk Road Film Awards
Cannes
2021
Winner Best First Time Producer Documentary
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Silk Road Film Awards
Cannes
2021
Winner Best Debut Director
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Madras Independent Film Festival
Chennai
2021
Award of Merit - Best Trailer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Award of Prestige - Best 1st Time Director
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Award of Prestige - Best 1st Time Producer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Award of Excellence - Best Original Story
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Award of Excellence - Best LGBTQ Film
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2021
Silver Award - Best Music Score
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Milan Gold Awards
Milan
2021
Silver Award - Best Director
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Milan Gold Awards
Milan
2021
Best Trailer/Teaser
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Best Film Score - February 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Best Director - February 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Best Debut Filmmaker - February 2021
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Gold Award - Best Poster
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Gold Award - Best Trailer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Gold Award - Best Cinematography
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Gold Award - Best Producer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Silver Award - Best LGBT Film
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Silver Award - Best Documentary
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Silver Award - Best Debut Filmmaker
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Silver Award - Best Music Score
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Silver Award - Best Director
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
2021
Award of Recognition LGBT Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
The Impact DOCS Awards
La Jolla, California
2021
Award of Recognition Documentary Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
The Impact DOCS Awards
La Jolla, California
2021
Monthly Winner (Dec 2020) LGBT Film, Outstanding Achievement Award Documentary Film and Trailer/Teaser
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Kolkata
2021
Winner - Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Original Score for Feature Film, Best Producer, Best Script Writer, Best Director, Best Debut Filmmaker of Feature Film, Best Trailer, Best Poster
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Uruvatti International Film Festival
Karaikkudi
2021
Semi Finalist Feature Documentary
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
The Next Level International Film Festival
Sydney
2021
Award of Merit - Best Trailer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Accolade Global Film Festival
La Jolla
2020
Award of Recognition - LGBT Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Accolade Global Film Festival
La Jolla
2020
Best Producer Feature Film, Best Music Feature Film, Best Poster, Best Trailer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Istanbul Film Awards
Istanbul, Turkey
2020
Winner Best Feature Documentary
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Moody Crab Film Fest
Moga, Punjab
2020
Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Producer International Feature Film, Best Director Int Feature Film, Best Debut Filmmaker Feature Film, Best Script Writer Int Feature Film, Best Trailer Feature Film
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal
2020
Best Documentary Feature Film, Best LGBT Feature Film, Best Producer, Best Original Score, Best Trailer, Best Poster
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
Sirkali, Tamil Nadu
2020
Best LGBTQ Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Montreal, Quebec
2020
Best Movie Trailer
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Cift Festival of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
2020
Merit - Documentary Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2020
Outstanding Excellence - Documentary Feature - Human Spirit
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Docs Without Borders Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2020
Award of Recognition - Best Documentary Feature
WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY
Accolade Global Film Festival
La Jolla, California
2020
College
University of Waterloo
Health Sciences
19841989
High School
Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS)
English
19791984
Birth Date
October 3, 1965
Nickname
Billy Goat / Groove
Birth City
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Current City
Toronto, Ontario
Hometown
Bar River , Ontario
Height
6FT
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasion
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Libra
Married To
Film Making
Children
Documentaries
“Never, Never, Never Give Up.” Winston Churchill
We focus on telling the story... From real to reel!