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Orian Williams  producer and actor and so much more !

Orian Williams producer and actor and so much more !

Orian Williams was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University, Orian moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990’s . After a few years as a successful producer of commercials, Orian formed a fortuitous alliance with the director E. Elias Merhige, whose work Orian was an early champion of after seeing his acclaimed University thesis feature film BEGOTTEN. Williams first film was to set up SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE the Academy Award nominated film starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich at Saturn Films, Nicolas Cage’s production company directed by Merhige. In 2004 Orian secured the rights to the book “Touching from a Distance,” a biography based on the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band Joy Division, written by Ian’s widow, Deborah Curtis. Ian committed suicide in 1980 just 2 days before the bands first American tour and reformed under the name New Order. The highly regarded photographer/video director Anton Corbijn, directed and was his

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