look for the trailer for the just recently completed film “Charlotte” by
Chicago based filmmaker Angel Kristi Williams.
Baltimore native is a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow, a winner
of the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship and recently named one of ten Black
directors to watch by Paste Magazine. In addition, she is currently a MFA
candidate in film directing at Columbia College Chicago.
short film “The Christmas Tree” was screened at numerous film festivals here in
the U.S. and overseas and her latest project Charlotte is a coming of age film
which will make its first premiere next week in Chicago before hitting the film festival circuit..
centers around a young impressionable young girl, Alex, who is “excited to have
befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good
graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along
and develops feelings she doesn’t understand”.
says that she was inspired to make her new film because it’s the type that she
would like to watch herself and could relate to because “the characters would
have been my friends growing up”..
added that she really “wanted to tell a story about the complexity of
adolescence but from a young girl’s perspective. In a way, the film is the
character’s outlet to talk about her experience – in the plot she doesn’t”.