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by Chris Violette

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.

Thanks for visiting!

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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

Common Ground

2016 - Best Short Film - Gasparilla International Film Fest

2016 - Best Director - Gasparilla International Film Fest

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