LAYNE MARIE WILLIAMS
I am interested in new worlds and the
weird and wonderful characters that reside there.
I am hungry for collaborations that broaden my perspective and nourish both the makers and the watchers. I am interested in grand gestures, poetry, expressionism, fantasy, grit, and hard truths. I am an activist, a feminist, a Southern woman, a former Barbie, an eager student, a doodler and a dreamer. I am interested in social justice and learning from those whose histories and inspirations are different from my own.
''Stories are lies in search of the truth.''
-Guillermo del Toro
Layne Marie Williams is an award-winning director/filmmaker located in Chicago, IL. She is the Founder/Executive Director of “Women Of The Now,” a video and event production company in Chicago, and Co-Founder of The Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Her latest film, An Atramentous Mind, co-directed with Lonnie Edwards, premiered at New York No Limits and is awaiting its Midwest premiere at Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Center this August.
Layne Marie is currently in pre-production for her short film Scutly, a quirky meditation on the power of friendship and its ability to bridge our differences. Hailing originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Layne Marie thinks of herself as a rebel belle. She values communication, collaboration, and a fierce commitment to play.