William Williamson is a multiple award winning freelance director known for fusing cinematic visuals and subtle performance he creates soulful and emotionally-honest storytelling. He primarily works in documentary, commercials, short film and music videos.

After winning an online film competition and being awarded with a camera William made his first short documentary in Pakistan - The Silent Conversation - which won Best Film at the Madrid Film Festival. From here he shot Channel 4's British Asian Sound Systems (Exec Produced by Emmy & Oscar award winning Riz Ahmed). This was the finale in the music nation series and reviewed by The Guardian as “one of the best TV shows about music in years”.

Outside of television William's been creating music videos, films and video art that has been widely celebrated and described by Radiohead’s Philip Selway as “incredible”. His work has appeared in galleries, major creative magazines and websites and has featured on some of the most creative film lists of the 2000’s . His film You (starring Sir Derek Jacobi) played in multiple festivals including Glasgow Film Festival where it was nominated for a Channel 4 Award for Innovative Storytelling.

He's worked with leading commissioners such as - NETFLIX, DAZED, NOWNESS, I.D and VICE to name a few, building a diverse and award winning body of humanistic work. His most recent short The Question of Love with the renown french philosopher Alain Badiou has played in multiple festivals and had huge success online. To date it has been translated into 7 different languages and amassed over a million views with it being one of Nowness's most loved and watched films.

In the commercial space he has shot in over 30 countries and has created award winning campaigns with brands such as Levis, Honda, Unicef, CRUK, BT, Microsoft, TFL and Tuborg to name a few. 

William is a member of the BAFTA scheme where he's developing his first feature documentary and writing his first narrative drama.

All enquiries: willbwilliamson@gmail.com