Biography: Marquette Jerome Williams, born October 15, 1972, is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan and later on moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He attended school at Twinsburg High School. He excelled at football, basketball, and track, eventually earning a football scholarship to the University of Minnesota. It was there he took his first film class and became interested in filmmaking. After dropping out of college to pursue a career in the NFL, he ultimately decided to move out to Hollywood and seek work as a screenwriter. Williams’ first company project was working on the film Bella Rose with Marcus Franklin. Through this he gained access to the film world and festival circuit.
Williams is currently a partner and CEO for Greenhouse Studios. As managing director of studio business and creative affairs, he is responsible for promoting the growth of studio-based business to Greenhouse Studios. Williams met the co-founders of Greenhouse Studios, Desi Green and Moni Boyce, at the Cleveland International Film Festival one year. Now in its sixth year of business, Greenhouse serves as the platform for Williams and others to pursue their filmmaking interests.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Buckle Brothers (2006).
Buckle Brothers (2005);
Bat $#*! Crazy (2011);
Malachi IX (2012);