Born and raised in the Great State of New Jersey, Paul J. Williams started film school at the age of five when his parents took him to the theater to see his first movie: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Since then, he has become a multi-award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and consultant based in the New York City area.
In 2010, he founded Rolling Dark Productions and has had several movies screen at film festivals throughout the world. His screenplays have reached the Quarterfinals and Top 15% in the 2017 and 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, as well as the Semifinals in the 2017 Austin Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the New Jersey Film School; a Member Emeritus of the New Jersey Screenwriters' Group; and serves as a Professional Mentor for Cinema Ed, a non-profit film and media company that focuses on using independent film as a teaching tool for high-school and college students.
Paul is also a screenplay reader/analyst for the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition (First and Second (Quarterfinal) Rounds) and is a former reader/analyst for Catch & Release Films (PRECIOUS, 127 HOURS, FOXCATCHER, MUD, WIN WIN). He also reviews movies and has had articles on cinema published in various online outlets.
He resides in central New Jersey.
Rolling Dark Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Crime From immigrant to U.S. Special Forces soldier, “Guyanese Eddie,” as he’s now known on the violent streets of Camden, New Jersey, returns home from war and mysteriously adopts a life of crime, assembling a crew of criminals to unknowingly help search for his missing daughter...But the more heists they pull off together, the more their lives begin to unravel in front of each other.
Pray For Me Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Horror Over the past twenty-five years, a series of horrific events have struck the town of Smithfield, Virginia - the savage murder of a police officer and the arson of a historic church being among the most notorious. These incidents haunt the town and its citizens, who have longed for answers ever since, as they watched their once prominent community deteriorate in the following years…This documentary searches through the secrets, conspiracy-theories, and ugly truths for the answers.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Writer June 15, 2012. The day starts out like any other for Trooper Andrew Weingarten of the New Jersey State Police: traffic stops, assisting motorists, responding to calls for service. What Trooper Weingarten doesn't know, and what nobody could expect, is on this day, he'll collide with dangerous criminals that creates one of the most shocking and bizarre cases in modern law enforcement history. The events of what is officially designated as "Case #5930" were captured on the dash-cam of his police car. It has never been viewed by the public...until now.
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Glimpses of the life of a gay Bangladeshi man as he comes to terms with his sexuality.
The Old College Try
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Writer Two old college buddies continue their rivalry ten years later.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Writer A cop comes across a dangerous criminal during what he thinks will be a routine stop.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Writer Inside an old church, a tense stand-off plays out with a suicidal man and a cop. Meanwhile, a SWAT team stands by ready to strike, if necessary.
Friends for Life
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