The Films

The films of William Dickerson.


In my metafictional satire, THE MIRROR, a version of myself attempts to help the enigmatic lifestreamer “Taylor” realize his dream of recreating scenes from some of his favorite movies. As the two dreamers embark on a veritable journey back into cinema’s golden age, they attempt to recreate one of the most thrilling and iconic scenes ever to […]

And…That’s A Wrap!

If you’re reading this, you can tell that I haven’t updated my blog for a while. That’s because shortly after my last post, I started production on my third feature film. The new film is a psychological thriller. It’s minimalist, but not even close to as minimalist as Detour. The shooting title was The Cabin, but it’s since […]


We’ve entered an age when everyone is on camera. It didn’t used to be like this. It used to be an event to be filmed, a happening, something we would dress up for or prepare for minutes, days, weeks, even months in advance. When Norma Desmond said she was “ready for her close-up” back in […]


My debut feature film, DETOUR, was released today on DVD through Kino Lorber. Here’s the lowdown: Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, slick Los Angeles businessman Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can’t talk his way out of.  With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds, battling Mother Nature […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Survive?

As I was writing DETOUR, I often asked myself: “What is the worst way to die?” As you might have gathered from watching the movie, my greatest fear is being buried alive. It’s a universal fear, that much is clear, and my intention in making the movie was to tap into it. It was also […]


Survival is a universal theme, and as a dramatist, there couldn’t be any more stakes in a man fighting for his life. DETOUR started out as an experiment in the simplicity of filmmaking.  Why keep it simple, you may ask?  Well, it’s survival instinct.  How does one survive in a town [Hollywood] that is purported to […]

THE MIRROR – Facebook

I think it’s about time for an update on my latest film, THE MIRROR. We are in the midst of applying to film festivals and have just launched the official facebook page for the movie.  You can view it here, and most importantly, you can “like” it…and please do! Stay tuned for more info!