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      Roger Ross Williams

      Roger Ross Williams

      Highest Rated: 100% God Loves Uganda (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 72% The Rachel Divide (2018)

      Birthday: Sep 16, 1973

      Birthplace: South Carolina, USA

      Many first became familiar with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams when he won an Academy Award in 2010 for his documentary short "Music by Prudence" (2010), making him the first African American to win an Oscar for directing and producing a feature or short. Born in South Carolina in 1976, Williams' family struggled to pay bills as his mother worked long hours as a housekeeper. Williams still toiled hard to attended college however, first at Northampton Community College and later at NYU, and by 1995 he had broken into the film industry, producing segments for TV specials like People Magazine's "People Yearbook '95" (CBS, 1995). Williams worked in television for several years while he honed his skills and gathered his resources, finally directing his first documentary "New York Underground" (Discovery Times Channel, 2003) in 2003. "Music by Prudence" came a few years later, quickly followed by his next documentary short "God Loves Uganda" (2013), which examined the attempts by Christian evangelicals to indoctrinate the people of Uganda. Two years later, he directed the shorts "Gospel of Intolerance" (2015) and "Blackface" (2015), and by 2016, Williams was in the Awards spotlight again, this time for his documentary feature "Life, Animated" (2016).


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      100% No Score Yet Stamped From the Beginning Director,
      - 2023
      91% 80% Cassandro Director,
      - 2023
      81% 67% Love to Love You, Donna Summer Director,
      - 2023
      100% 73% Master of Light Producer - 2022
      88% 57% Civil: Ben Crump Producer - 2022
      92% No Score Yet I Am Samuel Executive Producer - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion Executive Producer - 2019
      96% 85% The Apollo Director,
      - 2019
      72% 58% The Rachel Divide Executive Producer - 2018
      87% 76% The Gospel According to André Executive Producer $388.2K 2017
      94% 81% Life, Animated Director,
      $244.0K 2016
      100% 77% God Loves Uganda Director,
      $48.0K 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Music by Prudence Director - 2010


      100% 67% Savior Complex Executive Producer 2023
      81% 67% The Super Models Executive Producer 2023
      93% 36% The 1619 Project Executive Producer,
      100% 89% The Innocence Files Executive Producer 2020
      92% No Score Yet Dogs Director 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2016
      86% 89% The New Yorker Presents Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014