Avery O Williams
AVERY O WILLIAMS is a writer-director and MFA grad from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. In 2014, Avery co-directed the feature film Skinned with actress LisaRaye McCoy for Studio 11 Films and the highly lauded short film Two Roads.He co-wrote the feature Re-Directing Eddie (Valerie Perrine, Jade Barrymore) voted Best Comedy, 2001 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival; the film short The Willie Witch Projects (distr. by Trimark Pictures in the compilation The Bogus Witch Project) and wrote and co-produced the award-winning short Notes In A Minor Key (Keith David, Harry Lennix) for Hollywood Pictures. In print, Avery's work is included in Monologues for Men By Men. For the theater, Avery co-produced Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues directed by Penny Marshall (2005) and Penny Johnson Jerald (2006). He wrote the books for musicals TLC (A Tribute to Tracy Coley), The Chocolate Factory, Pino and Everything Changes, each directed by Denise Dowse and executive produced by Wendy Raquel Robinson. For the national stage, Avery wrote and produced A Mother's Prayer and What A Woman Will Do For Love starring Raven Symone, Ann Nesby, Howard Hewett and Lashun Pace. Avery also produced Tom Coles' Medal of Honor Rag, starring Heavy D, directed by Delroy Lindo and executive produced by Will Smith. Recently Avery co-wrote and directed Fight For Hope, the 1st place winning film in the Lights, Camera, Georgia Film competition. He also wrote and directed the film short Plenty starring Zuri Adele, Arnez J and Lamman Rucker. He is currently a professor in the Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies program at Morehouse College in Atlanta GA.