Presenting Filmmaker William Anderson on The Audience Awards

February 8, 2016

Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?

My name is William Anderson. To best describe myself I am an extremely passionate person/artist who lives for creating art that God has instilled within me. My background in filmmaking is very minuscule since I fell in love with acting in 2013 before I ever decided to get behind the lens.  To be exact, the whole filmmaking thing started for me last Feb. when I directed my first short film entitled Until We Meet Again for the Oscars short competition.

What are you working on right now?

Right now I’m working on an array of things. But, after watching 500 Days of Summer a couple days ago it really inspired me to begin working on a romantic-comedy entitled The Window. So that’s really at the forefront.

Filmmaker William Anderson's "Homewood Suites by Hilton Directors Challenge"

Filmmaker William Anderson’s “Homewood Suites by Hilton Directors Challenge”

What are you promoting?

I am promoting my very first entry into The Audience Awards which was for the Homewood Suites. The entry showcases one of my best-friends, Ali Ashtigo going out of town for business and as he engages in the amenities that the hotel offers the narration follows.  To his surprise his family comes from out of town unannounced and they enjoy the hotel as a family as he extends his business trip for non-business purposes.

What do you want the audience to take away from your films?

Every time an audience watches my films I want them to be moved by it in some way, shape or form.  But if anything I really want my films to showcase that you can do anything you put your mind to in this lifetime.

What’s your favorite story from filmmaking?

I have so many. Right now, I would have to say The Revenant. The film had such a calculated visual strategy that took place in such beautiful locations to match. Visually the film could tell you everything even if the movie was muted which is filmmaking 101. “SHOW don’t TELL.”

What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?

My wildest dreams would have to be premiering a film at Sundance and accepting a NAACP Image Award.

What is something bizarre about you?

I like to watch a movie a day.

What currently inspires you?

My family and peers to give the best art I can to the world. That is what will always inspire me.

What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?

Don’t do anything you aren’t passionate about and that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

Web address you want the audience to visit?

Check out my YouTube channel where I plan to do an array of things from short films, to everything in between, with stepping outside the box of comedy:

For updates on projects and to see my newest videos you can check out my Facebook page here and give it a thumbs up!

Follow William Anderson’s career on The Audience Awards here!

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