IFH 186: How to Make a Killer Horror Film in One Location with Michael Williams

The Atoning, Michael Williams, Gravitas Ventures, OzLand

How to Make a Killer Horror Film in One Location with Michael Williams

If you have a micro or no budget feature film shooting in one location will make life a lot easier. Now, how do you make that one location look great and not boring through your film? Indie Filmmaker Michael Williams did just that with his new horror film The Atoning. Check out the trailer below.

Michael Williams began creating short films in 2004 and since has consistently produced short films and screened them for audiences at annual film festivals and screenings across the U.S.

Williams earned his bachelor of arts in film in 2009 from the University of Southern Mississippi and was awarded the Top Film Student of 2009 Award. In 2007 Williams began his professional film career, accumulating a multitude of credits ranging from assistant camera to director of photography for many independent short and feature-length films.

After writing, directing and producing more than 20 short films, Williams broke into the feature-length film territory with the award-winning film “OzLand“. While his desire to tell complex stories visually drew him to a career in cinematography, as an artist and storyteller, Williams writes and directs films like “OzLand” in order to share his stories with those interested in experiencing them while eagerly pursuing the opportunity to bring other people’s stories to life as a director of photography.

For his 2nd feature film, Williams turned to the horror/supernatural thriller genre for “The Atoning”, an award-winning family drama explored through a fresh take on the thriller/horror genre.

Today, the filmmaker owns and operates Shendopen films in West Point, Mississippi and continues to write and direct his own independent films, produce films by other regional filmmakers and works regionally in the industry as a director of photography. Enjoy my conversation with Michael Williams.

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