2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Ryan Piers Williams

writer/director The Dry Land, X/Y (2014); producer Kilimanjaro
Twitter: @rpierswilliams
Ryan Piers Williams was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he worked for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney on several productions including Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13, Goodnight and Good Luck, and The Good German.

Williams wrote and directed the feature film, The Dry Land, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition. The Dry Land was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival and the Best International Feature Award at the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival.  The Dry Land was released theatrically in 2010.  In 2012 Williams produced the feature film Kilimanjaro written and directed by Walter Strafford.  Recently, Williams wrote and directed the feature film X/Y which is set to be released this year.