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As a youngster, Willie describes being himself as being ‘more of a watcher than a talker’. It was a combination of this and his rebellious nature that led him to film school, realising that a conventional job would never suit him! Here he recognised that he had found his niche. The logistical aspects of filmmaking, and engineering magic in the unpredictable are part of his creative adventure. Willie has a strong instinct for storytelling. It is his guiding principle to use each and every frame to support the journey of the narrative with all the tools at his disposal. He is a chameleon; able to masterfully create the style needed by each story.
Willie is constantly exploring the latest digital formats to ensure he keeps up with the rapid evolution of cinema tools and has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of this technology and post-intensive work flows.
He sees the filmmaking process as his ultimate creative expression and loves to travel the world, making evocative films, shooting well-crafted commercials, collaborating on unique music videos, and doing so with good people who are passionate about creating great work.
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