Writer and director Angel Kristi Williams’ directorial debut “Really Love,” produced by MACRO, was selected to play in narrative competition at SXSW and won the blue ribbon jury Recognition for Acting for co-stars Kofi Siriboe and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing. The film then played as a part of AFI Fest’s Special Presentations to much acclaim. It began streaming on Netflix on Aug. 25. Williams may be a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and was the recipient of the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship.
The Baltimore native details the collaboration that helped to make the Netflix featured film.
When did your love for writing and directing begin?
My father brought home a VHS camera once I was really young, around 8 years old. I taught myself the way to use it and my journey as a storyteller began with me making home videos of my family and friends. i actually gained an interest of making images folks studying photography and wrote my first screenplay in college and that’s once I quite got the directing books. i used to be like, wow, not only am i able to , create the composition of this image, but I also can be the agent of the story. Subsequently, I’ve really wanted to make more stories about people that appear as if me.