Director/DP/Editor William Kirkley began his career in Los Angeles directing music videos at the young age of 17. But it was his move to New York that he considers his most transformational as a filmmaker. William befriended the beat poet and Warhol Superstar Taylor Mead on whom he made his first documentary feature that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005. It was selected for the Whitney Biennial and Art Forum magazine named it one of their top ten films of the year. Since then Kirkley has traveled the world to more than 25 countries directing commercials and branded short documentaries. William's clients include the SOS Children's Villages, Reebok, Heineken, Kraft and many others.