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Paul Williams Still Alive



In the seventies, Paul Williams wrote hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” "Evergreen" and “Rainbow Connection." He starred in Battle for the Planet of the Apes and on Johnny Carson’s couch and then, he kind of disappeared. Williams struck a chord with many, including director Stephen Kessler--who found him.

Paul Williams Still Alive is both a rollicking pop-culture flashback and the humorous journey of an awkward documentarian and his reluctant subject. Yet it ultimately evolves into the touching tale of a man who has made peace with the beast that fame and celebrity awoke.


Director(s): Stephen Kessler

Executive Producer(s): Lesa Lakin, Rob Cohen

Producer(s): Jim Czarnecki, Mike Wilkins, Stephen Kessler, David Zieff

Screenwriter(s): Stephen Kessler

Cinematographer: Vern Nobles

Editor(s): David Zieff

Production Designer: Perry Andelin Blake

Sound Designer: Marcos Contreras

Music: Original Song by Paul Williams

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Alicia Van Couvering

Director Bio


Stephen Kessler premiered his last film, The Independent, at SXSW in 2000. He's thrilled to be back. He doesn't know why it takes him so long to finish things. Paul Williams Still Alive had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011.


Sales Agent: WME

Public Film Contact

Lesa Lakin
3W Films
P.O. Box 36745
Los Angeles


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