William is directed by Tim Disney from a script by Disney and J.T. Allen.
When two audacious scientists successfully create a Neanderthal baby using ancient Neanderthal DNA, they decide to raise him as their son. William (Will Brittain) must learn to exist in a world where he is the ultimate outsider who not only looks different from those around him, he thinks differently, too.
Writer/director Tim Disney explores themes of otherness and asks what it means to be human in this new film that pushes the boundaries of the sci-fi genre. Part coming-of-age drama, part Frankenstein story, Disney says, “Every father/son, parent/child relationship is a Frankenstein story.” To find out what he means by that and to hear how being part of the Disney family influenced him as a filmmaker, take a listen.
William is currently playing in theaters.
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Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for SheKnows.com. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards