The Ballad of Billy McCrae

The Ballad of Billy McCrae

by Chris Crow

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

Chris Blythe returns to his home town in Wales after losing a fortune in Canada. He falls in love with Elen, a volatile and charismatic woman. But Elen’s father Billy is a dangerous man. And Chris finds himself torn between love and hate...


David Hayman, Sianad Gregory, Ian Virgo

Director Bio

Chris Crow is a BAFTA nominated Welsh writer/director who has directed five feature films to date; Devil’s Bridge, Panic Button, The Darkest Day and, prior to The Ballad of Billy McCrae, The Lighthouse. Chris completed his debut feature film Devil’s Bridge – a stark, brutal thriller in 2010, it has been dubbed ‘A British Deliverance’ by critics.

Director Statement

'The Ballad Of Billy McCrae' is a film about damage and dysfunction, a film about flawed people, emotionally stunted people, people who can’t see far beyond their own desires, dreams and greed

Cast Bio

David Hayman 
One of the UK’s best known faces, David is a Scottish actor and director known for his diverse film and television appearances including in over 100 movies.

Sianad Gregory 
Born and raised in South Wales, Sianad studied dance and musical theatre and worked for some of the biggest names in the dance world and for recording artists such as Kylie Minogue, Nicole Scherzinger and Olly Murs.

Ian Virgo 
Acting from the age of eight , Ian’s big break came with Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. He has recently finished filming Just Noise with Oscar nominated director Davide Ferrario.


Writer Philip Palmer
Director Chris Crow
Line Producer Thea Campbell
Co-Producers Philip Palmer / Tamsin Wiley-Scott
Executive Producers Joe Caddell / Mike Gahan / Jack Maclachlan / Kieron Wilkinson
Producer Michael Riley
Editor Chris Crow
Production Designer Ollie Kelly
Director of Photography Alex Metcalfe
Casting Director Carolyn Mcleod
Original Music Mark Rutherford
Costume Designer Jessica Knight
Hair and Makeup Designer Charlotte Powles

UK 2020 | Thriller | 91’ | 16:9 | English OV | 4K | 25 fps

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