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Prime Video announces Brit rom-com How To Date Billy Walsh

August 25, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video has announced a new British high school romantic comedy movie, How To Date Billy Walsh. Filming on the production has already begun, and the movie will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

The cast features 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).

The movie tells the story of teenagers Amelia (Chandran) and Archie (Croft) who 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 (Buchanan), a 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,” commented 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, added “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.”

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