William is a writer and director hailing from rural Norfolk, England. 

His 2019 debut feature film GWEN, 'a red raw piece of class conscious folk horror' (Danny Leigh), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won two Welsh BAFTA's and is British Independent Film Award-nominated, longlisted in 11 categories. 

William is currently co-writing SMILE, a vampire revenge thriller for Netflix and exec producer Matt Reeves (Batman, War of the Planet of the Apes). William is also attached to direct the Stephen Spielberg produced ghost story THE BELLS for Amblin Entertainment. 

William's script for his second BFI backed feature film GUN DOG, a rural revenge thriller, was selected for the last round of the Sundance Script lab 2021. Bankside Films have joined the project as sales agents and executive producers. 

Over the past ten years, William has directed Emmy and BAFTA award-winning TV Drama and Cannes Lion, Clio and Eurobest Grand Prix award-winning commercials. 

His short film work includes BOVINE (Berlinale 2010) and WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WATER SPRITE? (Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Drama 2009) and the award-winning environmental documentary THE BEEKEEPER (Tallinn Black Nights 2020). 


IN DEVELOPMENT

FILM

GUN DOG - A contemporary Western set in the Fens of East Anglia - Producer Hilary Bevan Jones (State of Play, Gwen) and Tom Nash (Deep State, Gwen), Executive Producer Paul Grindey (American Honey, Blue Story).


SMILE - A vampire revenge story - Producer Adam Kassan (End of Watch, Black Mass), Executive producer Matt Reeves (The Batman, War of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield). Co-writer Helen Kingston (The Flood).


THE BELLS - A ghost story based on The Spire in The Woods by Tony Lunedi - Vertigo Entertainment (It, It Chapter Two, Doctor Sleep) and Amblin Entertainment (Jurassic World, The Ring, Ready Player One). Executive Producer Stephen Spielberg.



TV

UNTITLED NORTHUMBRIAN SERIES - Folklore and outlaws combine in an 8 part series  - The Ink Factory. Producer Tom Nash (Deep State, Gwen) and Executive Producer Katherine Butler (American Animals, Kill List). Co-creator Jamie Childs (His Dark Materials, The Sandman).


REBEL - A coming of age environmental series - Endor Productions and Erebus Pictures. Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones (State of Play) and Hellen Simmons (Say Your Prayers). Selected for the Canneseries 2021 residency.