Talent Guide

Elliott Williams

  • Discipline:Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2014, Project Involve 2014, Screenwriting Lab 2013


Elliott Williams was born in Seattle, but claims New York, North Carolina and Los Angeles as home. He has lived on both coasts, but he’s almost lived in half the states in the US. He began his corporate career as a management professional in the Fortune 10 Company GE Capital before moving on to pharmaceutical sales and management. Williams is also an Emmy award-winning producer who began his career behind the camera with a bit of good fortune. His first professional offering was the 2010 Official Sundance Selection Night Catches Us, which was also a winner at the Seattle International Film Festival and nominated for Best First Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards before being distributed by Magnolia Pictures. He went back to school and earned a Master’s degree in Producing from the American Film Institute (AFI) and while there, he produced the award-winning comedy web series #nitTWITS based on funny tweets. Upon completion of school, his thesis film, Usagi-san, won The Grand Jury Prize at the Ivy Film Festival, a Student Emmy Award and a BAFTA-LA Special Jury Prize. He also began writing at AFI and The Murch is his first screenplay. Williams is very happy and proud to be a part of Film Independent’s Project Involve and Screenwriting Lab and can’t wait to see this film reach its full potential.

Current Project

The Murch


An extremely smart boy from the Midwest moves to the projects of North Carolina and learns that there is a high price for trying to fit in.