Who am I?
I'm William Stead, a filmmaker from York, England, now living in Leeds, United Kingdom. I attended the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts and graduated with a Bachelor's in Film Production.
Those are some of the more technical facts, now here's the good stuff. I pride myself in telling stories from our past. Some of the best stories already happened and are just waiting to be tapped into. My focus is on historical fiction chronicling the outcasts of our society, specifically the LGBT Community. It has been my goal to educate and inspire members of our community through history. We must always look back to look forward.
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AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
All the Young Dudes
2022 - American Pavilion at the Festival de Cannes
2021 - Winner - Best Young Creator - URBANWORLD
2021 - 1st Place - Palm Beach International Film Festival
2021 - Finalist - Brighton Rocks Film Festival
2020 - Winner - Key West Film Festival
2020 - Liverpool Film Festival
2020 - NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth)
2020 - Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The Last Summer
2020 - American Pavilion at the Festival de Cannes
2020 - 2nd Place - Palm Beach International Film Festival
2019 - Key West International Film Festival
The Flip Side
2021 - Winner - Pensacon Short Film Festival
2019 - American Pavilion at the Festival de Cannes
2019 - Best Florida Film - Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Fest
2020 - Vero Beach Film Festival
2020 - Dunedin Film Festival
2019 - Sunscreen Film Festival
2018 - Love Your Shorts Film Festival
2018 - TBUFF
2016 - Best Short Film - Gasparilla International Film Fest
2016 - Best Director - Gasparilla International Film Fest