i am Will A
i am Will A: True Story
From a very young age, I developed a deep appreciation for films directed by legends such as Altman, Scott, Scorsese, Kubrick, Coppola, Herzog, and Lumet, as well as the captivating black and white photography of Ansel Adams, Sebastião Salgado, Don McCullin, and, of course, Henri Cartier-Bresson.
My fascination with arthouse and foreign cinema began in the mid-eighties when I was introduced to Marcel Pagnol's masterpieces, "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources." From that point forward, I was captivated by this genre. If a film had subtitles and was playing at the local independant cinema, Cornerhouse, you could count on me being there. I explored everything from Kurosawa's "Ran" to Kravchenko's "Come and See," Sluizer's "Spoorloos," and my all-time favorite, Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso."
These films have profoundly influenced me and shaped my perspective in my creative work.
Over the years, I've dedicated time to engaging with young people, the socially vulnerable, as well as collaborating with numerous groups encompassing diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds, using digital media as a means to empower them in meaningful and responsible ways.
Regrettably, I am unable to share most of that work due to data protection regulations.
I've also been fortunate to serve as the official photographer for Whitewall, Claremont & DeMontfort Fine Art Galleries during their prestigious gala events.
My journey as a digital filmmaker has taken me to esteemed cultural institutions such as Tate Modern in London, Pompidou in Paris, and AGO in Toronto.