William is a 16-year veteran of the entertainment industry, having produced, line produced or supervised 14 feature films and 60+ commercials since 2001. He has worked with some of the industry’s best talent in front of and behind the camera. He formed William Baker Films in 2012 to develop and produce entertainment content for global audiences.
His feature film LEGACY (2017), directed by David A. Armstrong, starring Justin Chatwin and Peter Stormare, is completed and awaiting final sale.
William has built a strong career in the execution of business plans and production of films, commercials, and television. Notable clients include Nissan USA, Sony Entertainment, Honda Motorcars, Pixar Animation Studios, Peroni Italy, MTV2, RAI International TV, Discovery Channel, Hyundai Motor America, and many others.
His credits include “Legacy” (Justin Chatwin & Peter Stormare), “My Friend Dahmer” (Ross Lynch & Anne Heche), “Criminal Activities” (John Travolta & Dan Stevens), “Miss Meadows” (Katie Holmes & James Badge Dale), “Fear Clinic” (Robert Englund), “25 Hill” (Corbin Bernsen & Nathan Gamble), and “Puff Puff Pass” (Danny Masterson & Mekhi Phifer).
Name: William K. Baker
Lives in: Long Beach, California
Company: William Baker Films
Occupation: Line Producer and Producer
Film (Thriller) Producer Rookie Cleveland detective Michael Connelly is desperate to escape from under the shadow of his late father, a detective convicted of a drug scandal within the department when Michael was a boy. When a million dollars' worth of drugs are stolen from police custody and the detective on the case soon turns up dead, Michael begs his captain for the assignment and the chance to prove himself. But when his investigation points toward a crime network, Michael faces pressure to maintain the status quo as he plays a cat-and-mouse game with the powers that be, while under the watchful eye of a ghost-like assassin ensuring their secrecy.
My Friend Dahmer
Film (Drama, Horror and Biography) Co-Producer/Line Producer Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.
The Evil Within
Film (Horror) Location management The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
Film (Horror and Thriller) Production Accountant A young girl gets to break free from her suffocating and overprotective father but this father who was close to the Nazis and even closer to Adolf Hitler won't allow it. In a fit of rage he crowns her and then buries her in the grounds of his country home. He lies to the police and his worried wife claiming he knows nothing about her whereabouts. For reasons unknown, his wife then murders him by poisoning him. Years later, four young women travel to their professor's country home and discover its malevolent past. Will they make it out alive or will they too perish? Written by Sonia Thompson
Film (Comedy and Romance) Line Producer Following both the death of her father-in-law and a divorce, Jesse, a New Yorker, returns to a small town to live with her now widowed mother-in-law. Jesse struggles to fit in with the local townsfolk who don't welcome her with open arms to say the least. Jesse becomes acquainted with the local pastor, her widowed brother-in-law, falling in love with him, much to the dismay of the community. Things get even more complicated when her ex-husband comes calling, suspiciously trying to win her back. Between her love life and entangled in-laws, Jesse is tested as she seeks the answer to where she truly belongs.
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Production Supervisor Pic is about four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral. One mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster. Written by Mike Fleming Jr
Film (Horror) Line Producer Sara (Fiona Dourif) is one of five people that an attack in a small diner by a masked shooter. Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a brilliant scientist and doctor that developed a new way of treating fear-related ailments by way of his "Fear Chamber", initially seemed to be the perfect cure but one by one the patients have all returned to the clinic due to their fears re-emerging worse than they had before.Sara returns to the clinic as well.
Film (Drama and Romance) Co-Producer/Line Producer Clay, a small town antique store owner trying to leave his shame behind, rents the apartment above his store to a wandering girl. Elizabeth travels from town to town until her gas tank is empty, never staying long enough to make a real connection. As she gets to know her reticent landlord, a courtship develops. Clay goes slow and Elizabeth tries to push, and everyone wonders why he's so determined to be difficult. The real question is whether these two people can endure an old fashioned romance in a modern world. Along the way we learn about both their pasts and meet some of the people who have influenced them, for better or worse. We see some of the challenges of modern romance and dating. Written by somejenshine
Film (Drama and Thriller) Production Supervisor Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her steadfast moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: "Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?" Written by Unknown
Film (Drama, Family and Sport) Production Accountant Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises from obscurity to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. Bobby Burkett is the promising quarterback for the Knights, but his Division Four school has never made a playoff appearance until Coach Vince DeAntonio's arrival. Their gruff new coach recruits a talented but insecure receiver and gives a juvenile delinquent offensive lineman a second chance. When Bobby falls for rival cheerleader Renee Donohue, a battle for more than a championship begins with the Viking's "golden boy" quarterback John Hanford III. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is being sued by his former employer and town patriarch John Hanford II over the intellectual rights to a revolutionary new energy saving product. With their home at stake, things look grim for the Burketts (until rumors of Hanford Corp's move to Mexico surface). Now with hundreds of manufacturing jobs at stake... Written by Anonymous
3 Day Test
Film (Comedy and Family) Line Producer Martin Taylor has totally lost touch with his family. He has no clue who his teenage daughter's friends are, why his son only communicates with an electronic sign outside his bedroom door, or why his youngest child only watches faith TV. Convinced the family needs to reconnect, Martin surprises the wife and kids with a little experiment-he locks them in their own home with no power, no heat, no running water, and absolutely no contact with the world outside! The sudden holiday staycation isn't what the Taylors had in mind for the weekend, but they'll have to team up to prove they can survive Dad's wacky mission. With a heartfelt message and some persistence, one little member of the family helps put their priorities back in the pews, because they'll need all the faith they have to get through this! Written by Anonymous
Tomorrow You're Gone
Film (Thriller) Production Supervisor Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening towards an unlikely redemption and uncertain resolution.
Film (Drama) Line Producer The story of an 11-year-old boy whose derby dreams are left in pieces when his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan. The boy teams up with a father figure whose own son, a firefighter, died in the line of duty, and the two help each other find redemption and revive the derby. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama, Family, Fantasy and Sport) Location management On the game winning play of the biggest game of his life, the best High School Football player in the nation injures his knee and destroys his dreams of a college and professional career. But fifteen years later, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to go back and change history. Written by Hannibal Pictures
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
Film (Comedy) Location management Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months old, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father (Danny Trejo) and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love for ranchero music. At age 33, in his "Jesus Year," and now known as Juan FranceÌs, he is a gardener/janitor-by-day but has been blessed by the Virgin of Guadalupe with the talent to sing like the angels. He takes his ranchero act from the small, half-empty soccer bars in East L.A., to a larger music festival audience where he is discovered and quickly swept into Mexican pop stardom. Caught in the whirlwind of fame, Juan's everyman appearance and musical style undergo a celebrity make-over. He changes his name to "El Guero" and his songs for the working man are transformed into heartless Reggaeton. When the dark truth about Juan's history is revealed to him, he must ask himself: Will he choose the Mexican man in his heart, or the bald pink guy in the ... Written by Anonymous
Puff, Puff, Pass
Film (Comedy) Executive Producer Tired of being on the wagon, two stoners get voluntarily mixed up in the plot to rip off a shady figure known as Mr. Big.
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TV Movie (Thriller and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Roger carefully sets up a sting with his girlfriend Julia: he plays private detective Vince Whittaker, she Catherine Drake, who was kidnapped as an 8-year old by her nanny sixteen years ago from the rich Drakes, who posted a $200.000 reward. Their research was thorough enough to convince Charles and Ellen Drakes, but since there's a far richer trust-fund Roger no longer wants to walk away with just the reward. Julia, a real orphan who never knew her parents, wants to call it all off because of Ellens maternal warmth, but Roger convinces her that's just as cruel on 'mother'. Police Lt. Conroy feels anyway that the kidnapper still must be caught. Meanwhile we learn there's a plot behind Roger&Julia's: he's in league with Charles Drake, to get some of Ellen's money... Written by KGF Vissers
TV Movie (Action) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the beautiful underwater reefs off the coast of Florida's pastoral Pajaro Island, a fissure rips open in the ocean floor. When graduate student Greg Chambers encounters the seismic readings, he rushes to tell his professor, Anthony McAlister. Greg suspects that a massive earthquake is about to give the small island a rude awakening. To make matters worse, the epicenter is right under Pajaro Island's new resort, where Anthony's estranged wife Lynn is working. As they drive to warn Lynn, the quake tears through the small town, damaging downtown and leveling several homes. The bridge connecting the island to the mainland is wiped out. Lynn and three others are trapped underground in the resort's utility tunnels. When Greg is killed during a rescue attempt, Lynn is forced to rally the survivors to try and save themselves. With aftershocks tearing through the site, the tunnels growing more and more unstable, and each passing minute bringing them closer to failure, the rescuers and ... Written by Regent
Film (Action and Adventure) Location management In the grand tradition of the lone hero who mysteriously appears in a town desperate for help (think "Shane, "Billy Jack", "James Bond" and "Chinese Connection"), having survived a war and now serving the government as an undercover agent, Danny Silva takes on his biggest foe yet: the street gangs that have taken over his neighborhood. Unwilling to play by the rules set down by the criminals, Silva forgoes the use of guns and decides to battle the thugs with the strength of his fists, spirit and willpower, turning himself into a real-life, modern-day superhero. Packed with pulse pounding, adrenaline-filled action; "Latin Dragon" gives us our first mainstream Latino martial arts action hero. Written by Universal
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