The new CG-animated feature Sir Billi, which features the voice of Sir Sean Connery will premiere at The Sonoma International Film Festival (April 11-15). Billed as the first animated feature produced entirely in Scotland, the movie is directed by Sascha Hartmann from a script by Tessa Hartmann and exec produced by Connery himself. The former Bond man plays the title role, a skateboarding grandfather and veterinarian who is trying to save the last beaver in Scotland with the help of his goat Gordon (Alan Cumming).
Oscar-nominated Scottish composer Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) wrote the film’s music score, and singer Shirley Bassey performs the theme song, “Guardian of the Highlands.”
“I’m excited to be a part of this incredible film and Scotland’s first animated feature,” said Connery. “Sir Billi is truly a first-class film, with an exceptional cast, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages. There’s an incredible amount of work that goes into animated productions and I am delighted that Sascha and his team have completed what has been a labor of love.”
Sir Billi will screen at the Sebastiani Theatre on April 13.