Orian Williams, born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Houston Texas, graduated from Baylor University, came to fame as an award-winning film producer whose credits include, the Academy Award nominated film, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, also produced by Nicolas Cage. Orian then set his sights on producing the BAFTA and CANNES winning critically acclaimed film, CONTROL, directed by Anton Corbijn detailing the life and times of JOY DIVISION frontman, Ian Curtis. Along the way producing and releasing the comedy “Tennis Anyone?”, with his friend Donal Logue and the documentary “ONE FAST MOVE OR I’M GONE: Kerouac’s Big Sur” . Orian then decided the documentary on Kerouac’s BIG SUR should be made into a narrative feature film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Currently, he is producing JEFF BUCKLEY from his rise and fall during his New York and Memphis years which will be directed by Scott Hicks. Also in development is THE SECOND COMING, based on a book by Walker Percy, to be directed by Wim Wenders, WONDERLAND AVENUE, based on a book by Danny Sugerman, and KIT based on the crazy story of Kit Lambert, famed manager of the band The Who, to be directed by Cary Elwes, the film's composer will be Pete Townsend. Also amongst his many accolades, the versatile producer was chosen by Variety Magazine as one of 2007’s Top Ten Producers. Prior to his film career, he was a commercial producer and also dabbled in journalism, public relations, acting, and the music business. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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