The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.
Meryl Jones Williams (she/her/they) is a multi-hyphenate artist residing in Brooklyn. She got her start as an actor and can be seen most recently in The Sound of Silence opposite Peter Sarsgaard which premiered at Sundance this year. While working as an actor she was often uninspired by the stories and roles largely offered to women and non-binary folks and began making her own films prioritizing social justice as essential to the creative sphere. As a filmmaker, she co-produced various projects and directed her first short in the summer of 2018 called DOM which played at various festivals and won Best Narrative Short at Sidewalk Film Fest last year. She is currently in pre-production for her next film Goldilocks for which she wrote and will direct. She teaches 16MM filmmaking at Brooklyn-based film positive community arts organization Mononoaware and loves communing over telling stories in radical non-competitive environments.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Goldilocks
    Animation, Short
    Dom2019
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Goldilocks
    Animation, Short
    Dom2019
    Short
Official Selection
Dom
Indie Street Film Fest
Red Bank, NJ
2019
Official Selection
Dom
Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn
2019
Neighborhood Award
Dom
LES Film Festival
New York City
2019
College
New York University
Drama
Birth Date
May 24
Nickname
Curly
Birth City
Staten Island
Current City
Brooklyn
Hometown
Jersey
Height
5'7
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
Married To
James Thacher
"You don't realize you're intelligent until it gets you into trouble." - James Baldwin
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.
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