Billy Mackinnon

Screenwriter, Producer, Construction worker
A free-spirited individual who has worked as screenwriter, producer and script editor for both his brother, Gillies MacKinnon, and Jane Campion, Billy MacKinnon came into his own with the 1995 release of "Small Faces" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1952 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Writer (3)

Brilliantlove 2010 (Movie)

(Story Editor)

Hideous Kinky 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Small Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Small Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sweetie 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (1)

Hideous Kinky 1999 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Editor (1)

Sweetie 1990 (Movie)

script editor (Editor)

Biography

A free-spirited individual who has worked as screenwriter, producer and script editor for both his brother, Gillies MacKinnon, and Jane Campion, Billy MacKinnon came into his own with the 1995 release of "Small Faces", which he produced and co-wrote with his brother. The poignant yet hearty coming of age tale of a 14-year old lad in the low-income housing projects of Glasgow in 1968, "Small Faces" won near unanimous praise and has been acknowledged as semi-autobiographical. MacKinnon and his brother had previously worked together on "Passing Glory" (1986), which served as Gillies' graduation thesis from the Glasgow School of Art.

Relationships

Jane Campion Director

Companion
Worked together on "Sweetie" (1989) and "The Piano" (1993) No longer together

Gillies MacKinnon Director

Sibling
Older, born 1948

Milestones

1995

Produced and co-wrote "Small Faces", directed by his brother

1993

Served as script editor on Campion's "The Piano"

1989

Was producer and script editor on Jane Campion's "Sweetie"

1986

Produced brother Gillies MacKinnon's award-winning student film "Passing Glory"

Raised in Scotland

Moved to Australia

Bonus Trivia

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MacKinnon is known to travel with two notebooks, one in which to record thoughts and ideas, the other for doodles and drawings.

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He has long been involved in attempting to develop a feature based on Christopher Isherwood's memoir "My Guru and His Disciple"; at one time, Jane Campion was attached to direct, but the project (as of 1997) was on hold.

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