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.