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Garret Williams


Born and raised in Minneapolis, Garret began making short films in college before attending the American Film Institute's Master's program.

His feature SPARK (writer/director), starring Terrence Howard and Nicole Ari Parker, was a Sundance Filmmakers Lab project. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to Berlin (Berlinale) and many others around the world. Garret won Best Director at the Urbanworld Film Festival.

Multiple film organizations have supported Garret’s screenplays. HYENAS was a Sundance Screenwriters Lab project. MUDPUPPY was a Film Independent Screenwriters Lab Project, was selected for Tribeca All Access, and was optioned by Sly Dog films. His screenplay LOST DOG was chosen for the Film Independent Screenwriters and Directors Labs, was a Fast Track project at the LA Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Screenplay and the Gordon Parks Award at the IFP Film Market. LOST DOG was also selected for the WGA Feature Writer's Access Project.

Garret’s work as a Writer/Director/Producer of shorts screened at SXSW (THE RISE), New Directors/New Films at the MOMA & Sundance(Short SPARK), and a long list of festivals, domestic and international, earning multiple awards. His shorts (SPARK and BB GUN) aired on Showtime Networks.

He is a member of the DGA and is a Sundance Institute Fellow, Film Independent Fellow, and Tribeca Film Institute Fellow.

Garret serves as an Adjunct Professor at Occidental College, teaching Advanced Screenwriting.


Male, BIPOC, Black, Multi-Ethnic

Garret Williams


(Dramatic Thriller)

Lost Dog is a character-driven thriller, set in 90s Minneapolis, about a black, jaded, Animal Control Officer and his young trainee, as they follow the twisted trail of a racist serial dog abuser and killer.


(Dark Comedy)

A brown comedy about a lost and lonely man who finds love in the toilet.

Character-driven, BIPOC-centric, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Limited Series, Dark, Naturalistic

Male, BIPOC, Black, Multi-Ethnic


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