The Kid Who Couldn't Miss

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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  • 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

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Film Credits

director
Paul Cowan
producer
Paul Cowan
camera
Paul Cowan
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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