Private Project

The Colonel's Playbook

In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, a struggling prep school in Fort Worth, TX recruited a battle-scarred Marine, Lt. Col. R.C. "Rocky" Rosacker to save the school and its moribund athletic program. In their own words, this is the true story of how "The Colonel's Playbook" transformed a school and the future of every student he coached.

  • Tim Williams
    The Colonel (short), The Break
  • Tim Williams
    The Colonel (short), The Break
  • Tim Williams
    The Colonel (short), The Break
  • Col. Rocky Rosacker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Tim Williams

Texas native, Tim Williams is an award-winning writer, director and producer of commercials, documentaries
and shorts. His first job at 13 was picking cantaloupes in the arid fields of Presidio, Texas. With temperatures
regularly soaring to 110, Williams remembers his imagination roaring to life with stories unfolding of future
worlds and epic battles for survival spinning before his eyes.
The second of three children of a retired Air Force Captain, Williams was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX.
He attended Fort Worth Country Day School where he was coached by Lt. Colonel Ralph “C.” (Rocky)
Rosacker USMC who helped Williams develop as a scholar athlete excelling in writing, history and football.
His success soon attracted offers to attend and play football at Brown, Tulane and Colorado State University.
Williams went on to study writing and business as well as play football at Colorado State. After injury
sidelined his football career, Williams transferred to the University of Arizona where he received his BA in
journalism and theater.
During college, Williams served a stint in the oil business driving 18-wheelers and operating hydraulic
fracturing pumps and blenders in East Texas. Following graduation, Williams moved to Los Angeles and
quickly found work in assorted film production and acting roles on Police Academy II, Married with Children,
First and Ten and many others. Williams continued developing his writing and film studies at USC in the
cinema-television program. In 1988, he returned to Texas to work as set dresser on Oliver Stone’s “Born on
the Fourth of July”. Worldwide producing and directing assignments soon followed. Of note, in 2009 and
2010, Williams wrote, produced and directed two commercial campaigns for Tostitos filmed in Baghdad and
Balad, Iraq, respectively.
In addition to writing and directing THE COLONEL short starring Kevin Durand (The Strain, Fruitvale
Station) in the lead role, Williams also holds all rights and has a completed feature screenplay for THE
COLONEL. Besides pre-production on THE COLONEL, Williams is writing a multi-episode television
project. Williams owns and operates his production company, Thunderbolt Films in Dallas where he lives with
his wife, Mary, and Dutch, a Chesapeake Bay retriever. They have four grown children.

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