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Name  Bill Sherwood
Role  Musician
Movies  Parting Glances

Bill Sherwood httpspdreamwidthorg76e4658a852469719534536
Full Name  William Charles Patrick Sherwood
Born  June 14, 1952 (1952-06-14) Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter, musician
Died  February 10, 1990, New York City, New York, United States
Similar People  Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Patrick Tull, Yolande Bavan, Kathy Kinney

William Charles Patrick Sherwood, better known as Bill Sherwood (June 14, 1952 – February 10, 1990) was an American musician, screenwriter and film director.

Sherwood was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan. A talented violinist, he attended the National Music Camp and graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan in 1970, where he majored in composition. He then moved to New York City, where he was a composition student of Elliott Carter at The Juilliard School. Discouraged by his progress and fascinated by the cultural and social upheavals going on in New York at the time, he discontinued his composition studies, eventually enrolling at Hunter College as a composition major, where he earned a degree and made several short films.

He had a promising career as a filmmaker, but died in New York City from AIDS complications. He is best known for his 1986 film Parting Glances, made for $310,000, a bittersweet romantic comedy that spans a 24-hour period in the upwardly mobile New York gay community. He wrote half a dozen screenplays and completed three short films in the six years before Parting Glances, and wrote additional screenplays in the four years after. These additional screenplays were never produced.

Filmography

  • Parting Glances (1986) - Director/Editor/Screenwriter
  • References

    Bill Sherwood Wikipedia


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