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Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is an independent producer based in Austin, Tx.  He is a 2012 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and a 2015 Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum Fellow.  Along with his producing partner, Jonathan Duffy, they formed Ten Acre Films.  Their first project together was Yen Tan’s feature Pit Stop which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and was nominated for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards’ John Cassavetes Award.  They also produced Kat Candler’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival Selection Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis. Hellion is a recipient of a San Francisco Film Society/ Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant and is available through IFC Films. 


Recently, they produced Brad Besser’s Sundance 2015 documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV narrated by Bill Hader, as well as the Netflix acquired, 2015 SXSW competition feature 6 Years directed by Hannah Fidell and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass.  Additionally, he produced the indie features Cinema Six and Pictures of Superheroes as well as Kat Candler’s previous short films “Hellion” (Sundance 2012) and “Black Metal” (Sundance 2013).  Prior to producing, Williams worked as a film programmer for various festivals for over a decade.  While at the Austin Film Festival, he was awarded the 2007 International Film Festival Summit Excellence Award.