Partially shot in Austin, writer/director Jennifer DeLia’s psychological drama Billy Bates dissects the troubled mind of an artist unable to get past his traumatic childhood. Houstonite James Wirt stars as Billy Bates. Former Austinite Savannah Welch, a singer/songwriter with The Trishas, costars as Bates’ muse, Kala. Jennifer DeLia makes her directorial debut with Billy Bates; her next project is The First, which will star Lilly Rabe as actress Mary Pickford. James Wirt joins Jennifer DeLia during this interview.
Aired: Nov. 20, 2014
Web sites: http://billybatesproject.com/ and