Billy T: Te Movie

2011
86min
Feature
Synopsis: 

Billy T: Te Movie celebrates the life of the legendary Billy T James, New Zealand’s best-loved entertainer. The film explores Billy’s extraordinary talent as musician, singer, comedian, actor, writer and artist...it even attempts to uncover the source of his trademark giggle.  With humour and love, the film tells of Billy’s meteoric rise to national fame and his tragic downfall into ill-health and financial collapse. Featuring digitally re-mastered footage of Billy’s performances and never-seen-before archival images, Billy T’s story is set alongside interviews with his family, friends and colleagues. Audiences will have with laughter in their hearts and tears in their eyes.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Documentary, Comedy
New Zealand distributor: 
Sony Pictures (NZ) Ltd

Credits:

Directed by: 
Screenplay by: 
Cast: 
Subject
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Festival/Awards: 
Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Balinale Film Festival in Bali.
Technical information: 
Colour; 35mm and Digital.