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The Visualist
    MICHAEL F. WILLIAMS - BIO
    Michael is a graduate of Portland State University with a social science/criminology emphasis and theatre arts major. He also holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Portland Community College. Michael is a member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and a decorated combat veteran
    As a filmmaker, Michael has dozens of commercial/industrial productions under his belt. He has served as producer, writer, director, editor, camera operator and numerous combinations of these crafts in the course of his filmmaking career, working for such notables as Intel, FLIR Systems, and Fairchild Semi-conductor.
    Partnering with Robert Biheller, a veteran Hollywood writer for feature films and television, to form ScreenWrights, a commercial/industrial production company. Clients included O’ryan Industries, Morihara International Education Films, Izzy’s Pizza (regional chain) and Vancouver Metro Transportation System. The International Association of Business Communicators and the American Public Transportation Association have recognized the creative film work of the team.
    As a feature film screenwriter, Michael has penned six screenplays, four with co-writer and business partner, the late Robert Biheller. Working with Phillip Margolin, bestselling author of legal thrillers, the duo adapted two of Phil’s novels for the screen. Michael is currently pursuing his love of writing for the screen fulltime collaborating again with Margolin, on his novel Heartstone, an Edgar award nominee.
    Heartstone was recently recognized as an Official Selection by Rebel Seed Films & Entertainment, sponsor for the 2018 Adapted Screenplay Festival held in Los Angeles.
    His most recent project is a spec script based on Dana Stabenow’s novel Breakup, part of the Kate Shugak mystery series.
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    MILE HIGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    DENVER COLORADO
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    FOUR CORNERS FILM FESTIVAL
    FARMINGTON NEW MEXICO
    2019
    FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    OUT OF THE CAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    UNITED KINGDOM
    2019
    FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    SILVERTHRONE, CO
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL FILM & SCREENWRITING COMPETION
    LAS VEGAS
    2019
    SEMI FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    NEW YORK CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS
    NEW YORK
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS
    Rome
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    ROME FILM AWARDS
    Rome
    2019
    BEST DRAMA SCREENPLAY
    HEARTSTONE
    OLYMPUS FILM FESTIVAL
    LOS ANGELES
    2019
    FIRST RUNNER UP - BEST PLOT
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
    India
    2019
    FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FEST
    South Carolina
    2019
    FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    INDEPENDENT TALENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Bloomington, IN
    2019
    FINALIST
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    INDIE VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL
    Web Based
    2019
    AWARD WINNER
    HEARTSTONE
    LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS
    LOS ANGELES, CA
    2019
    AWARD WINNER
    HEARTSTONE
    MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL
    MARINA DEL REY, CA
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    BLOCK ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
    NEW YORK
    2019
    AWARD WINNER
    HEARTSTONE
    VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS
    LAS VEGAS
    2019
    SEMI FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS
    LAS VEGAS
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    OAXACA FILMFEST
    OAXACA MX
    2019
    SEMI FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    FILM FESTIVAL OF TIME: ANCIENT FUTURES
    AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    OAKS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    AGOURA, CA
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    SILVERTHRONE, CO
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    HEARTSTONE
    TRUE STORY SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
    LOS ANGELES
    2019
    PLATINUM AWARD
    HEARTSTONE
    HOLLYWOOD HILLS FILM AWARDS
    HOLLYWOOD
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL FILM & SCREENWRITING COMPETION
    LAS VEGAS
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    NEW YORK CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS
    NEW YORK
    2019
    MONTHLY NOMINEE
    HEARTSTONE
    PRISMA INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
    ROME
    2019
    FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    PRISMA INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
    ROME
    2019
    BEST SCREENPLAY
    HEARTSTONE
    DIAMOND FILM AWARDS
    ITALY
    2019
    SEMI FINALIST
    HEARTSTONE
    AUSTRALASIA'S FILM FESTIVAL OF TIME
    AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
    2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VENGEANCE IS A LADY
    BACK IN THE BOX SCRIPT COMPETITION
    LOS ANGELES
    2018
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    HEARTSTONE
    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
    LOS ANGELES
    2018
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