Michael Williams is a writer, director, cinematographer, and producer known for OzLand (2015) and The Atoning (2017). Williams began creating short films in 2004 while in high school, and as a 2009 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Williams was awarded the Top Film Student of 2009 Award.
Williams’ professional career in film began in 2007, and his credits range from assistant camera to director of photography on many independent short and feature-length films. After writing, directing, and producing over 20 short films of his own, Williams broke into the feature-length film territory with his debut, award-winning feature OzLand. The film went on to premiere and screen theatrically in Hollywood, CA before gaining distribution throughout the U.S. and U.K.
His second feature film, The Atoning, was released in September of 2017 via Redbox, Hulu, Best Buy, and all major VOD and Cable on Demand outlets before releasing in various international markets including Brazil, Germany, South East Asia, Mexico, and South Korea.
Williams' desire to tell complex stories visually draws him to pursuing a career as a visual storyteller. Williams writes, directs, and works as a cinematographer so that he can bring his passion for visual storytelling to every production giving the story a unique voice.