Zeitgeist Films | Billy the Kid
Jennifer Venditti
Film Info
2007
85 mins
Color
USA
In English
DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Jennifer Venditti

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Faces in Film,” Jennifer Venditti makes her directorial debut with BILLY THE KID. In 1998 Venditti started a New York City-based casting agency JV8INC. Traveling all over the world, street-scouting real people for advertising, fashion and film, she discovered an inspired repertoire of diverse talent otherwise ignored by traditional casting methods. Photographers Richard Avedon and Bruce Weber and director Spike Jonze are just a few collaborators who have been excited by her singular aesthetic. It is her interest in finding the beauty in everyday heroes that provided her natural transition into filmmaking. While casting Carter Smith’s short film BUGCRUSH(Sundance Short Film Winner 2006) in a rural Maine high school, Venditti discovered Billy, whose unique and winning character inspired her feature documentary.