Original British Romantic Comedy Movie "How To Date Billy Walsh" To Premiere Globally On Prime Video
Sebastian Croft, Charithra Chandran and Tanner Buchanan will star in the film alongside Kunal Nayyar, Nick Frost, Guz Khan, Lucy Punch and Daisy Jelley
How To Date Billy Walsh will launch Globally on Prime Video in 2023
LONDON, UK, 25 August 2022 - Prime Video today announced a new British high school romantic comedy movie, How To Date Billy Walsh, starring Sebastian Croft (Heartstopper), Charithra Chandran (Bridgerton), and Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai). Further cast includes Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Nick Frost (Paul), Guz Khan (Army of Thieves), Lucy Punch (Motherland) and newcomer Daisy Jelley (London Kills). Filming on How To Date Billy Walsh has already begun, and the movie will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Teenagers Amelia (Charithra Chandran) and Archie (Sebastian Croft) have been best friends since childhood. Archie has always been there to fight Amelia's battles, laugh at her jokes, whilst constantly striving for her love and affection. Archie has been in love with his best friend for as long as he can remember. Just when he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls head over heels for Billy Walsh (Tanner Buchanan), the new American transfer student. Heartbroken Archie goes to great lengths to try and keep Amelia and Billy away from each other, but ends up pushing them closer together and risks losing his best friend at the same time.
The movie is directed by Alex Sanjiv Pillai (Bridgerton) from a script by Alexander J. Farrell and Greer Ellison (Making A Killing) and produced by Matt Williams (Save The Cinema) with Co-Producer Neil Jones (The Colour Room) both of Future Artists Entertainment. Executive Producers include Piers Tempest (Military Wives), Merlin Merton and Sebastian Street (Tomorrow). Further creative team include Director of Photography Hamish Doyne-Ditmas (Save The Cinema), Production Designer Julian Nagel (Been So Long), Costume Designer Eleanor Baker (The Princess Switch 3), Make Up Designer Chloe Edwards (Breeders) and Editor Matt Platts-Mills (Sanditon).
"We are thrilled to be working alongside Future Artists Entertainment on the third British film to be produced by Prime Video," says Tushar Jindal, Head of Film Acquisition, Prime Video UK. "How To Date Billy Walsh features an incredibly exciting, young and diverse cast that have already made a mark Internationally. The film will join Prime Video's ever-growing library of British series and movies including what is set to be a firm favourite of the festive season Your Christmas Or Mine and London set action thriller Gassed Up. We can't wait for our Prime Video audience to see these brilliant homemade films."
Matt Williams, producer and CEO of Future Artists Entertainment said, "How To Date Billy Walsh is such an exciting film to be making with Prime Video. This is an opportunity to create a new instalment in the High School Rom-Com genre but completely refresh it with a unique British sense of humour and it's elevated by the amazing team we've managed to gather both in-front and behind the camera."
How To Date Billy Walsh will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue, including UK produced Amazon Original films Your Christmas Or Mine and Gassed Up. The films represent Prime Video's growing UK Original slate, along with new UK-produced series launching across 2022 and 2023. These include The Devil's Hour, a six-part thriller series produced by Hartswood Films starring Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi; Jungle, a rap and drill music drama from first-time TV producers Nothing Lost; The Rig, Wild Mercury's six-part epic thriller series starring Martin Compston and Emily Hampshire; Mammals, a six-part comedy-drama series written by Jez Butterworth and starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins.
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About Future Artists Entertainment
Future Artists Entertainment is a UK independent film and television production company. Founded in 2020 by producer Matt Williams, it has delivered an unprecedented slate of eight feature films by the close of 2022, with over $100M in combined production costs.
Launching with Sky Originals TWIST starring Sir Michael Caine and Lena Headey, Future Artists Entertainment went onto produce two further Sky Original Films: LAST TRAIN TO CHRISTMAS starring Michael Sheen, Cary Elwes and Nathalie Emmanuel and SAVE THE CINEMA, starring Samantha Morton, Tom Felton and Jonathan Pryce.
Currently in post-production are POKERFACE, directed and starring Academy award-winner Russell Crowe, about a tech billionaire who gathers his childhood friends to his Miami estate for a high stakes game of poker and young adult film THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD, a modern fairy tale satire (with zombies) starring Max Harwood, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Ashley Benson. Also in post-production are Netflix and WME's BANK OF DAVE starring Phoebe Dynevor, Rory Kinnear and Joel Fry and a Sky Studios and Hanway Film production BREAKING POINT.
With offices in London and Manchester, as well as the use of exclusive sound stages and post-production facilities, Future Artists Entertainment is a full servicing company with the ability to develop films from verbal pitch to production within 12 months. A further three films will be announced within 2022 that will be shot in the UK before the close of the year.