Carey Williams moved to Los Angeles shortly after receiving an MFA at Florida State University film school. Once in Los Angeles, Williams went on to direct the acclaimed short film Cherry Waves, which in 2012, garnered Best Short film awards from HBO, NBC Shortcuts, San Diego Film Festival, ITVFest, as well as Best Narrative from Hollyshorts Film Festival. Williams recieved an apprenticeship with Emmy-winning director Greg Yaitanes on the critically acclaimed television show Banshee, where he directed an episode of the companion series Banshee: Origins. Williams is a directing fellow with the 2017 class of Film Independent Project Involve, a mentee with Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation, as well as developing the feature version of his short film, Cherry Waves. Williams’ latest short film Emergency has won the Special Jury Award at 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Harness Social Impact Award at the 2017 NBC Shortcuts, and Best Narrative Short at 2017 Bendfilm Festival.