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. As the Founder/Executive Director of “Women Of The Now,” a video and event production company in Chicago, she creates socially-woke, femme-driven content. WOTN creates platforms for women to develop their production skills, hone their talents, and strengthen their voices. Layne Marie is also the Co-Founder of The Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA.
As a writer/director Layne Marie’s short film DollFace was awarded the Award of Recognition by IndieFest, Best Actress by Dreams Come True Film Festival, and a Production Award by Millenial Movie Night. Her film An Atramentous Mind, CoDirected with Lonnie Edwards has screened at eight film festivals including Black Harvest Film Festival, Collected Voices Film Festival (where it was awarded “Best of Fest”) and The Oakton Pop Up Festival to name a few.
Layne Marie is currently in preproduction for Michael Glover Smith’s feature film Rendezvous in Chicago where she and her company Women of The Now are acting as sole producer.
This summer Layne Marie will be shooting her next short film “Scutly.” Layne Marie believes in truth, grit, and that art has the power to change the world.