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HUGHES WILLIAM THOMPSON

Director

From a very young age, Will developed a passion for creating strange worlds, conjuring rich characters and offbeat narratives, all in his distinctive voice. Will is driven by a fascination for rich tones and moods and by speaking volumes without using a single word. Will's work thrives in a space where comedy and horror are blurred and you don't know whether you're scared, amused or delighted.

In 2015, Will was named among the top 30 young global directors at the SHOOT New Director Showcase at the DGA, and his work has taken prizes at the Cannes Young Director Awards, at Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying festivals such as Palm Springs International ShortFest, St. Louis International Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. His online work has been featured on Vimeo Staff Picks and Short of the Week. His short, HORN, received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival. His first feature film was released in 2019.


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