2019 Fellow

Wendell Williams

Wendell is transitioning into filmmaking from a career working for the U.S. government and as a licensed psychologist. He has participated in media arts training and professional development from the Smithsonian, George Mason University, the Producer's Guild of America, Montgomery College, Women in Film and Video, and Docs In Progress.

Fellowship Project: Why? uses interviews, records and news reports about a tragedy involving a Navy veteran with a long history of mental illness to shed light on why 12 people were murdered at a secure military facility in 2013. The film explores both how the tragedy was able to occur and how one individual's actions prevented a higher deathtoll.