Deep Williams is a native of Los Angeles. He and his wife continue to partner to
bring stories to life through film. With no formal film training or film school
experience his journey began with a hand held camera and a few trusting
friends. From the genesis of creating film and building off each experience,
Deep's films have impacted humanity on a global scale as he continues to
cultivate his craft and fulfill the passions that beat on his heart. "I want to tell
stories about the human experience and remind each of us that each breath of
life is a gift from above. It is precious, delicate, and worth the struggle to fight
for and embrace.”
‘Deep’ (James) was a name given to him because his films are described as
“deep” and so the name stuck. Never taking himself too seriously, the mission
is greater than the man, and that mission is to connect the viewer to films and
emotion, impacting on a few to impact the world.
Raking Leaves Productions is a independent film company founded by Deep
Williams in 2011. Since then, this Los Angeles based company has produced
several short films with the next film phase, its first full length feature film in
2016 entitled The Monarchs Whisper. The company's motto is "life creates film
creates life" and it is this commitment that RLP's strives to bring forth. Such
content that will encourage, uplift, and inspire humanity to not only look up but
to also look within.
RLP's film credits include other notable projects such as Palms and Tao of
Simon. These films been used to educate and promote forums for discussions
inside schools, churches, and other venues. Palms (a film based on adoption)
received top honors and won for Best Short film at the 2013 International
Family Film Festival. Tao of Simon (a film based on bullying and choices) has
been screened at several schools in the Los Angeles area and has been used in
several social studies curriculums and discussions with youth social gatherings.
His current film "The Sac Fly" has been accepted into the 2015 International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. The film is inspired by a true story and addresses the subject of racism. His next project due to film as a feature in 2016 speaks on the matter of suicide. It is entitled "The Monarchs Whisper"
Unique traits: Producer, writer, and director.
The Sac Fly
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer A child's life is placed in the hands of a hateful man.
Tao of Simon
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Drama and Family) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Sound department Tao of Simon in the story of a man who recounts a past experience in his youth about an incident encounter with a good friend. But in an instance the friend betrays him and Simon's is confronted with the choice to exercise forgiveness or hold the event against his once trusted friend. Tao of Simon brings about a option of choices in life which will lead us to an imprisonment of guilt and vengeance or choosing to act against our primal natures which may lead to freedom in our future. Tag-line: ' Often the way to life is sometime the choice against our nature'. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Family) Director, Writer, Producer A foster child is in search of a forever family who is holding his heart in the palm of their hands.
Film (short) by Deep Williams Director, Writer, Cinematographer A young man on his way to meeting up with some friends encounters a stranger along the way and gets more than what he expected.
In Light In
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer Three encounters of people sharing light with others whose own life is but a momentary flame.
Film (short) by Deep Williams Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Family) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer A newly adopted son see's the same opportunity that was given to him.
The Life Walk
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Family) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Casting director, Costume and Wardrobe Department, Music department A busy father has little or no time for his son. As the son grows older, the son will find little or no time for his dad. The father is faced with a decision.
Film (short) by Deep Williams (Drama) Director, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer A doctor on his way home from work is faced with a perilous situation and is later faced to do a noble act.
Best Short Film - International Family Film Festival