Directors

Hughes William Thompson

A New Man - Trailer

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Directors

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Hughes William Thompson

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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 - think David Lynch with a dose of Southern Gothic thrown in.   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, and his short film, A NEW MAN, produced by the Kevin Spacey Foundation, elicited Kevin Spacey's praise: "I loved this film - funny, strange, daring."  His latest short, HORN, received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival. He recently wrapped post on his first feature film, THE DIVORCE PARTY, which was produced by Sunil Perkash and stars Thomas Cocquerel, Claire Holt, and Matilda Lutz. He is currently developing his next feature, a surrealist thriller called GOLDEN GIANT, with award-winning screenwriter Micah Bloomberg. Will is based in New York City. He will never go to a Korean bath house again.