The Kid Who Couldn't Miss

The Kid Who Couldn't Miss

| 1 h 19 min
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Paul Cowan's feature-length film combines fiction and reality to tell the story of how William Avery (Billy) Bishop became one of the leading fighter pilots of World War I. By no accounts a biography of Billy Bishop, the film uses a 'docu-drama' approach to show how one person goes from being a brash kid from Ontario to Canada's most decorated military figure.

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Credits
  • director
    Paul Cowan
  • producer
    Paul Cowan
  • camera
    Paul Cowan
  • executive producer
    Adam Symansky
  • sound
    Richard Nichol
    James McCarthy
  • editing
    Paul Cowan
    Sidonie Kerr
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • animation
    Meilan Lam
  • narrator
    William Hutt
  • music
    Ben Low
  • cast
    Eric Peterson
    John Gray

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  • MichaelDorosh

    The NFB's treatment of Canadian military history has been an international embarrassment, particularly due to the necessary intervention of other levels of government who have stepped in and had to reel in film-makers with an unabashed zeal for fabricating adverse stories about Canadian service personnel.

    MichaelDorosh, 1 Feb 2013
  • MAJones

    Amateurish character assassination.

    MAJones, 30 Dec 2011
  • icedriller123

    Great film work at its finest.

    icedriller123, 22 Aug 2010