|Born||in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Williams is an American animator, writer, producer, musician, and director and founded Parallax Studio LLC in Nixa, Missouri in 1996 and presently continues in the capacity of its CEO.
Williams was born in Biloxi, Mississippi in September of 1960. He later moved to Kansas City in 1979, where he attended the Kansas City Art Institute. He started the musical group Wilder and began working with musicians Bill Bruce, Jimmy Pitts, Brent Frazier, and James Lee Dillard - all of whom would later participate in creating the Darkstar soundtrack (see below).
The band produced seven albums (including the soundtrack), and also five music videos shown both in Europe (Sky Channel) and the US. Their first record label was New Renaissance Entertainment, whose owner was managed and produced by Ronnie James Dio, the legendary rock singer (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and solo band Dio). Wilder has recently remastered all of their albums with Ty Tabor of the rock band Kings-X, and plans a box set re-release in 2018.
Williams is most known for having independently created the computer game Darkstar: The Interactive Movie over the course of a decade.
Darkstar features actor Clive Robertson (TV series Sunset Beach and StarHunter), the original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, animations by artist Richard Corben, (Meatloaf Bat out of Hell and the 1980 film Heavy Metal) and the final work of the late actor Peter Graves who narrated. Darkstar was released on November 5, 2010 through Shout! Factory, Strategy Plus, Lace Mamba Global and the Darkstar Store website.
Williams also helped produce a pilot for a series pitched to the History Channel in 2009 with actor Clive Robertson as the host alongside Chip Proser (Screenwriter and Producer of the film "Inner Space" with Martin Short, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid).
In 2016, Williams and his studio wrapped production on the feature film "Everything" which was shot in London, England, Chicago IL, and also in Missouri.
In early 2017, Williams' Parallax Studio won an award from the American Diabetes Association for an animated presentation aimed at education juvenile diabetics. Parallax is well know for high-end television spots for the medical industry, and also for countless projects that promote Physician ongoing education.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brad Ross