William Brown has directed numerous no-budget films since making En Attendant Godard in 2009. That film went on to premiere at CPH PIX and was named as one of Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Top Five Films of 2009 in Sight & Sound Magazine.
His second film, Afterimages, also featured in Sight & Sound’s Films of the Year 2010, while Common Groundwas selected for the American Online Film Awards 2014. Circle/Line premiered at the East End Film Festival, London, while #randomaccessmemory was named as one of the essay-films of the year in 2018 also in Sight & Sound.
William’s films straddle fiction, documentary, shorts, features, music videos and video-essays, and they have enjoyed numerous screenings at festivals and other venues, in places as varied as the Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
In 2019-2020, his films have played at Besides the Screen (Brazil), Fest Film Festival (Portugal), San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (USA), Cross Cuts (Sweden), the International Mobile Storytelling Congress (China), and the Anthology Film Archives (USA).
William has for many years taught Guerrilla Filmmaking, including masterclasses at the Fest Film Festival (Portugal), CineDays (Macedonia), and the London Kurdish Film Festival (UK).
He also writes screenplays, with his feature script, Kiss & Make-Up having been selected for various festivals, including being a runner-up at 2015 Oaxaca International Film Festival (Mexico). He recently co-wrote the script for Mila Zuo’s forthcoming short, KIN, starring independent film actors Frank Mosley and Sophie Traub.