Independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point took another fork in the road for his second feature-length film.
“Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff,” a contemporary version of a novel by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner William Inge, plans to film on location in and around Starkville, said veteran producer Robert Weinbach of Los Angeles.
“Once upon a time.”
That’s how Carlos Rosales hopes any book ever written about his life will begin.
West Point independent filmmaker Michael Williams’ first feature-length project, “OzLand,” hits regional screens in January and February.
Those who missed getting tickets to the Sept. 4 premiere screening of “OzLand” before it sold out have another opportunity to see this first feature-length film by award-winning independent filmmaker Michael Williams of West Point.
More than three years after the idea for “OzLand” first came to independent filmmaker Michael Williams, the finished product will be unveiled. This first feature-length movie from the West Point visionary will test screen Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Malco Theatre on Highway 45 North in Columbus.
The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film “Philomena,” about an Irish mother forced to give up her son for adoption, says she doesn’t blame the Vatican for her ordeal, despite a damning U.N. report essentially holding the Holy See responsible for such practices.
The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father’s sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.
‘What if there’s more to this world than we know?’: A West Point filmmaker asks in his first feature-length movie
Michael Williams still has a long way to go but, like the glow of the Emerald City, a light is shining in the distance. The independent filmmaker of Shendopen Productions in West Point completed principal photography Jan. 12 on his first feature-length film, “OzLand.”
“If you look at where we are today and we try to make plans for where we will go tomorrow, you have to remember how you got to where you are,” said Learnard Dickerson. With the Rev. Tony Montgomery and Lavonne Harris, he is a co-founder of Dream 365, a now week-long commemoration in Columbus of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.