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Name  Sean Williams

Role  Cinematographer

Movies  Heaven Knows What, Listen Up Philip, Christmas - Again, The Color Wheel, Alexander the Last
Similar People  Robert Greene, Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Jessica Oreck, Alex Ross Perry

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Sean Price Williams is an American director of photography.


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One of his early assignments was for Jessica Oreck's Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, which premiered at the 2009 South By South West Film Festival (SXSW), and which was lauded by Justin Chang in a review for Variety, describing Williams' camerawork and visual style as "pure poetry."

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Williams was cinematographer on Ronald Bronstein's Frownland, which received a Special Jury Award at SXSW in 2007 and was named the 2007 Gotham Award-winner for "Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You." Williams was also cinematographer on Mary Bronstein's Yeast, starring Greta Gerwig. He has shot several films for Alex Ross Perry: Impolex, The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth and most recently Golden Exits, which premiered in Sundance's 2017 U.S. Dramatic Competition.

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Williams has worked with the Safdie brothers on several films: The Black Balloon, won the Jury Prize in Short Film, U.S. Fiction, at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Heaven Knows What premiered at Toronto, screened at SXSW and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. In 2017, he shot the highly anticipated Good Time starring Robert Pattinson.

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Williams has worked alongside Abel Ferrara and Noah Baumbach and served extensively as cameraman for mentor Albert Maysles, with whom he collaborated on Iris, the Maysles' last documentary about the scintillating and stylish N.Y. octogenarian.

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The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody has praised Williams, describing him as "the cinematographer for many of the best and most significant independent films of the past decade, fiction and documentary."

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Filmography (as cinematographer)

  • 2008 – Yeast by Mary Bronstein
  • 2009 – Impolex by Alex Ross Perry
  • 2009 – Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo by Jessica Oreck
  • 2010 – Mulberry Street by Abel Ferrara
  • 2012 – Kuichisan by Maiko Endo
  • 2012 – If You Take This by Craig Butta
  • 2012 – Somebody Up There Likes Me by Bob Byington
  • 2012 – The Black Balloon by Ben and Joshua Safdie
  • 2013 – The Color Wheel by Alex Ross Perry
  • 2014 – The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga by Jessica Oreck
  • 2014 – Listen Up Philip by Alex Ross Perry
  • 2014 – Iris by Albert Maysles
  • 2014 – Young Bodies Heak Quicly by Andrew T. Betzer
  • 2015 – Queen of Earth by Alex Ross Perry
  • 2015 – Heaven Knows What by Ben & Joshua Safdie
  • 2015 – Christmas, Again by Charles Poekel
  • 2015 – Sin Alas by Ben Chace
  • 2016 – Frownland by Ronald Bronstein
  • 2016 – Kate Plays Christine by Robert Greene
  • 2016 – Contemporary Color by Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross
  • 2017 – Good Time by Ben & Joshua Safdie
  • 2017 – Thirst Street by Nathan Silver
  • 2017 – Golden Exits by Alex Ross Perry
  • 2017 – Marjorie Prime by Michael Almereyda
  • References

    Sean Price Williams Wikipedia