William Means is a Los Angeles-based Director and Writer. He graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory as a Directing Fellow in 2021. Prior to AFI, William directed two award-winning shorts, then set out from his native-state of Georgia for several years of international backpacking to engage with new perspectives and expand his storytelling palette. Along the way, he was featured in the HBO documentary series, SEX//ON, he interned with Sam Raimi's GHOST HOUSE PICTURES and Celine Rattray's MAVEN PICTURES, and he worked on major features in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

Since AFI, William has worked alongside Cinematographer Lawrence Sher as well as Director Patty Jenkins. His most recent short, Blue Square Heart, qualified for the 2024 Oscars® after taking Top Prize at Atlanta’s Out On Film.

He is currently in post-production on his first feature.