Billy Samoa Saleebey- Director/Writer/Producer

A graduate of the prestigious Loyola Marymount University Film School in Los Angeles, his previous work includes the short films Bathroom Boy, Brain Power, and Let Go, all of which received critical acclaim. Upon completion of school in 2000, Mr. Saleebey began working for Celestial Entertainment in the creative development department. Celestial was the company responsible for the first ever Chinese/USA co-production, entitled Restless. He represented the company and the film at the American Film Market. Mr. Saleebey’s next step was into the world of documentary filmmaking. He
found employment at Goldfarb and Koval Productions working on historical documentaries. In late 2001, Mr. Saleebey gained global experience while working for London International Television as an Associate Producer where he was responsible for internationally broadcast programming that aired in forty countries to more than eighty million viewers. Mr. Saleebey was responsible for creating content and overseeing the production teams. Upon returning to the states, Mr. Saleebey began working at CBS Television in Hollywood on the award winning daytime shows The Young & the Restless and The Bold & the Beautiful. From there he moved onto the KCET Lot where he worked for Gil Cates, producer of the Academy Awards. It was here that he worked on the feature film Collected Stories, the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Donald Margulies. He followed this up by working on Calendar Girls, a British comedy directed by Nigel Cole. In 2002 he was given the opportunity to produce his first feature length film, Perfectly Still. In the fall of 2003 Mr. Saleebey relocated to New York where he began writing his first feature, Rolling, which was shot in 2005 and completed in 2006. Mr. Saleebey is currently in development on his next feature to be shot in 2007.