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Kelly Williams

Film Juror-Narrative Short
producer The Long Dumb Road, Sorry To Bother You, Hellion, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
Based in Austin, Kelly Williams has produced numerous films which have premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival including this year’s SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, directed by Boots Riley and distributed by Annapurna, and THE LONG DUMB ROAD, directed by Hannah Fidell to be distributed by Universal. Past Sundance premiere’s include PIT STOP, which was nominated for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards’ John Cassavetes Award, HELLION, starring Aaron Paul and directed by Kat Candler, the documentary BEAVER TRILOGY PART IV, and short films HELLION (from which the feature was based), THE SEND-OFF, BLACK METAL, and DON’T BE A HERO.

Williams has produced multiple films that have premiered at SXSW including 6 YEARS directed by Hannah Fidell and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, THE SUPLEX DUPLEX COMPLEX for Adult Swim, and the special jury award winning A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG directed by Jason Headley.

Williams is a 2012 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow, a 2015 Sundance Institute Catalyst Lab Fellow and was a film programmer for the Austin Film Festival from 2004 to 2011. While at AFF he was awarded the 2007 International Film Festival Summit Excellence Award.