I am a writer and filmmaker originally from Wisconsin now living in Los Angeles, CA.

 I like stories about robots, mythology, and romance-- sometimes all at once.
 I love books. Their size. Their shape. Their smell. The texture of their pages. I love them.
 Favorites include A Canticle for Leibowitz, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Jane Eyre, Watership Down, and Giants in the Earth.
 I am currently working on novels, screenplays, plays, and audiodrama.

 You can email me at--> contact [you know what] byWilliamJMeyer [you know what]

" Doesn't matter what the feather wants. Doesn't matter what it does. Down it goes. "


  novel • theatrical mythology

 A Valkyrie named Hildr visits four warriors soon to die, testing their resolve and their moral courage,
 seeking to recruit them for her own secret purpose.

 VALKYRIE is about theatre and mythology and is currently crowdfunding on Unbound!

 Written by William J. Meyer • With a live-action trailer featuring Keetin Marchi as Hildr • Maia Kazin as Widsith • Camber Donahoe as Nótt
 and Christopher Karbo as Aegir • Cinematography by Dylan Cashbaugh • Wardrobe styling, hair and makeup by Keaghlan Ashley
 Music by William Seegers • Co-produced by Keetin Marchi

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" They followed the blood. And the blood followed the gold. "

The Birthing Pit

  play • gothic romance

 Fleeing a mysterious pestilence at the end of the American Revolutionary War, a Rhode Island couple journeys home from the Caribbean.
 But when tragedy strikes at sea, possibly from supernatural causes, can their love endure beyond the grave?

 Written and Directed by William J. Meyer • Starring Jensen Chambers and Maia Kazin • Costumer Elena Flores • Stage Manager Beth Scorzato

 A truncated version was performed at studio/stage in Los Angeles, CA as part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival
 I am currently working on the full-length version.
 "Entrancing." "Beautiful." "Haunting." "Ambitious." "Touching." "Macabre." "Sexy." Read reviews

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" In broken tongue I call to the dark-- "

Fire on the Mound

  podcast novel • fantasy-adventure

 After his father dies from poison contracted during the last war, a young Gaewyn named Pekra reluctantly befriends
 his father's killer -- and is swept up in a legendary struggle to protect the mythical cottonwood tree.

 Written and Produced by William J. Meyer • Read by Steve Rudolph • Music by William Seegers

 2014 Parsec Awards Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form) • 2013 The Geekie Awards Best Narrative Audio Series

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" The universe has an eternal heartbeat. "


  short story anthology podcast • fantasy, sci-fi, macabre

 The universe has an eternal heartbeat-- each pulse quiet, and across remote dimensions.
 Though seldom heard, when a beat sounds-- there can arise-- a Strange/Love.

 Join me and actors as we read and perform my short stories with sound effects and music!

 Written and Produced by William J. Meyer • Music by William Seegers

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" It's not wrong, you know. To need somebody. "


  short film • drama

 Cindy confronts her brother Harry about skipping another
 family funeral, hoping to learn the darkest secret of his life.

 Written, Directed, and Edited by William J. Meyer
 Starring Kristina Teves and Christopher Karbo
 Cinematography by Ashley Barron • Music by William Seegers

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" I know you, the day you are born. I give you life, and I guard your death. "


  short film • mystery

 A pair of friends find themselves at odds over an enchanted dagger possessed by a banshee.

 Written by William J. Meyer • Directed by Sebastian Wiegärtner
 Starring Mathias Kellner, Jörg Martin, and Nicole Lettrich • Cinematography by Sebastian Wiegärtner
 Edited by Lukas Hirschfelder, Timo Tischer, and Sebastian Wiegärtner • Music by Cédric Conti

 Produced in association with Carl Zeiss AG

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" Galaxies across the universe will know your name. "

The Badge

  short film • sci-fi western

 Already disappointed by his do-nothing, one-horse town, Deputy Wilder is further troubled
 when his friend Sheriff Cole is given a strange opportunity by a visitor from another world.

 Written by Arthur Helterbran Jr. and William J. Meyer • Directed by Arthur Helterbran Jr.
 Starring Michael Patrick McGill and Adam Conger • Cinematography by Joon Kwon Kim
 Edited by William J. Meyer • Music by Sam Lustig

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" I walk'd west of the sun for your touch. I walk'd east of the moon for your kiss. "

The House That Jack Built

  short film • fairy tale romance

 When a man's mysterious past threatens to consume him, he must choose between deceiving his wife…and losing her for all time.

 Written, Directed, and Edited by William J. Meyer • Starring Christopher Karbo, Cerissa Chaney, and Matt Knudsen
 Cinematography by Jeff Lyon • Produced by Georgia Lyon and Jeff Lyon

 Winner Best Editing 2012 Prairie State Film Festival • Winner Founder's Award 2010 Wildwood Film Festival
 Distributed by Ouat Media • Aired on Wisconsin Public TV • Part of the Cinebarre Theatre chain pre-show

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 • Author Eamonn Griffin asked me ten questions about my novel Valkyrie
 • Barbra Dillon of Fanbase Press interviewed me about my play The Birthing Pit
 • Mike and Russell of My Haunt Life reviewed my play The Birthing Pit (scroll to bottom of page)
 • The Podcast Host selected my podcast novel Fire on the Mound as their Fiction Podcast of the Week
 • Vimeo selected Father and Son, my short film tribute to my step-father Larry Zander, as a Staff Pick
 • I appeared on an episode of Paul Zadie's Visual Story podcast discussing Steven Soderbergh's The Limey
 • AEScripts.com featured my animated trailer for my podcast novel Fire on the Mound in their curated Inspiration Gallery
 • Behance featured my animated trailer for my podcast novel Fire on the Mound in their curated Motion Gallery
 • Behance featured my character artwork for my podcast novel Fire on the Mound in their curated Illustration Gallery
 • Jeanne Kolker of the Wisconsin State Journal interviewed me about my podcast novel Fire on the Mound
 • Wrong Button Blog interviewed me about my podcast novel Fire on the Mound
 • I appeared on an episode of Wisconsin Public TV's Director's Cut series talking about my short film The House That Jack Built