"Billy Boy" is an extremely personal story for me and as I was writing it, I was coming up with several options for how to get this film made. Going through the process, however, I realized that signing a typical financing deal in order to get the movie produced would have required a lot of compromises that, I think, would have taken away from the film's rawness and integrity. Earlier this year, I saw the record-breaking crowd-funding that took place for the "Veronica Mars" film and Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" and I couldn't help but think that I could take a story that is so personal to me and share it with all of you guys on more levels than one. This way, we could maintain the right to our own "final cut," cast the people who we think are right for certain roles and make the film we want to make. It's daunting, but we're excited and would love to have you guys join us in this journey.