A 50-year-old actress tries to make a comeback in Hollywood ... and it nearly kills her. A story of life, love, addiction, and redemption.
Billy Sullivan (Composer)   website
Yeah yeah yeah… Everybody’s got a story. So I’ll keep mine simple and to the point. Born of a southern Louisiana belle and a northern New York surgeon I was just lucky they let me play my piano and drums in the basement for 14 years growing up.
Moving to California at age 20 with absolutely no other skills I worked parking cars for $3.85 an hour. After six years at odd jobs and rock bands in Hollywood’s club circuit, I took my inheritance and bought a humble home in the San Fernando Valley. I built a beautiful recording studio and started writing music and producing singers, songwriters, and bands for the next umpteen years…
With God’s good grace and a little perseverance I met those in charge of making the movies: “Trekkies,” “Trekkies II,” “Suckers,” “6 Days in Roswell,” as well as other movies, TV Series and shows that I was fortunate to score.
One morning after a game of racquetball with a long time friend and actor I agreed to stop by some strangers’ house to supposedly look at a ten minute short he appeared in. I sat enamored watching a two-hour cut of a movie that didn’t lose me for a minute!
This was the home of Catherine and Biff Johnson and the editing room of some lunatic director named Jimmy. For the next five weeks I would write 61 minutes of music in 36 cues while I fell in love with three crazy filmmakers.
The story is obviously bigger and deeper with more people involved, who for now remain Anonymous but they know who they are and how much I love them.
I simply wouldn’t or couldn’t, go back and change a thing.
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