A student of irrational thought and unfettered speech, Randall C Willis was perfectly suited to co-write the award-winning sketch comedy special SomeTV!
He has also received many accolades for his screen- and teleplay writing, with awards such as Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, Thriller Finalist at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival, and Semifinalist at the 2015 American Zoetrope competition.
More recently, Randall has taken his passion for story in two directions. He started a story analysis & coaching business called So, What's Your Story? And he also teaches screenwriting at Raindance Canada and George Brown College, both in Toronto.
Randall has been a first- and second-round reader for the Austin Film Festival, and most recently served as Reader Director for Raindance Canada's inaugural Live Option! Screenplay Competition.
And just to be on the masochistic side, Randall is writing the historical fiction novel Thera & co-wrote a semi-biographical novel called Rock'n'Roll Refugee.
If Shakespeare had lived a little longer, he probably would have stolen from Randall.
Name: Randall C Willis
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: So, What's Your Story?
Occupation: Screenwriter, Author and Story Analyst
Unique traits: Photography hobbyist (life at 3 inches); History nut-bar; Improv surrealist (I just made that up right now); Hockey lover; Beatles nut; General uniqualist
Television by Lemon Productions Inc. (Comedy) Comedy Writer Best Comedy - 2017 BFree Awards (BRIC Media) Imagine if The Muppet Show had been designed by Monty Python's Flying Circus...yeah, I know, right?
Quarterfinalist, Thriller Screenplay, Fresh Voices
Finalist, Thriller Screenplay, Nashville Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Thriller Screenplay, ScreenCraft
Quarterfinalist, Comedy Screenplay, ScreenCraft
Semifinalist, Comedy Screenplay, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope
Winner, Best Animated Feature, Nashville Film Festival
Second Rounder, Comedy Screenplay, Austin Film Festival
Semifinalist, Lifestyle/Reality Concept, Scriptapalooza TV
Second Rounder, Spec Comedy Teleplay, Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Comedy Screenplay, Scriptapalooza
George Brown College
Second City Training Centre (Toronto)
University of Toronto (MSc)
University of Toronto (BSc)