I believe comedy is cathartic and laughter can create positive change in our world through our shared humanity.

I like to make people laugh, volunteer, meditate, play basketball, travel, and stay involved in the activism community (also popcorn).

My eye for directing comedy was honed through years as a working comedian, serving as creative director of the iO Comedy Network, freelance writing for Comedy Central, and writing/producing for Fox & Viacom. Ergo, my IMDB page might finally prove to my grandparents that my film school education was not a waste.

I’ve directed national TV spots,  garnered millions of views online, and been awarded at international films festivals, the Addy’s, and the Telly’s.

 

Contact Email: Qwilson1@gmail.com

Midwest Rep: Andrew Freer, Andrew@HeaveHoProductions.com

AWARDS & PRESS

 

Paulina Porzikova Anti-Ageism Spot for Laura Geller

WINNER ‘Addy Award’ | Los Angeles American Advertising Awards

WINNER ‘Gold Telly Award’ | The Telly Awards

PRESS

People Magazine Good Morning America DailyMail 

Prevention Magazine New Beauty 

Mally Beauty 

PRESS | Happy TV & New Beauty

Klondike ‘Bee Farm’

WINNER ‘Bronze Telly Award’ | The Telly Awards

Leonards’s Story | Short Doc

WINNER ‘Best Short Doc’ | Luleå International Film Festival

WINNER ‘Gold Telly Award’ | The Telly Awards

WINNER ‘Silver Editing Telly Award’ | The Telly Awards

FINALIST | Black Truth Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION |  Chicago Indie Film Awards, International World Film Awards, Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase

Mayra’s Story | Short Doc

DISTRIBUTION | ShortsTV

WINNER | Silver Telly Award

SEMI-FINALIST ‘Best Director’ | Angeles Documentaries

HONORABLE MENTION | Little México Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION | International Documentary Film Awards, Chicago Indie Film Awards, Angeles Documentaries,  Little México Film Festival, Rock the Shorts Film Festival, Festival RENUAC, Sevilla Indie Film Festival

Calvin’s Story | Short Doc

WINNER | Silver Telly Award

WINNER ‘Best Documentary’ | Chicago International Reel Shorts Film

WINNER ‘Best Director’ & Nominated ‘Best Documentary’ | The Global Impact Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION | 30 Under 30 Film Festival, Beloit International Film Festival, Guam International Film Festival, Atlanta DocuFest, Voiceless International Film Festival, Tirana International Film Fest TV Competition, Chicago Made Shorts, Pride Film Festival, Steps International Short Film Fest

itsashort.com | article/screening/Q & A

A General Audition | Short Film

WINNER ‘Best Short Short’ | Berlin Flash Film Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION | St. Louis International Film Fest 2018, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival 2018, Laughter Comedy Fest 365, Audience Awards 2018 Comedy Shorts Film Festival

Sharon’s Story | Short Doc

WINNER Silver Telly Award

Nude| Short Film

WINNER ‘Award of Excellence’ | Canada International Film Festival

Mr. Babbo | Short Film

WINNER ‘Best Family Film’ | Amsterdam International Film festival

WINNER ‘The Barbara Award’ | Big Island Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best Picture’ | Campus Movie Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION | The Stepping Stone Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival, Lakeshorts International Film Festival, The World Kids International Film Festival

Debt-O-Nator | PSA

WINNER ‘ Merit for Creative Presentation’ | Montana CINE International Film Festivals

Dadz | Short Film

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Chicago Comedy Film Festival

Last Exit | Short Film

WINNER ‘Finalist’ | Las Vegas International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Napierville Film Festival, Utopia Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, Bloomington-Normal Film Festival

The Price of Fuel | Short Doc

WINNER ‘Best PSA’ | Delta Moon Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Napierville Film Festival, Utopia Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, Bloomington-Normal Film Festival

 Profile Article | At The Movies

 Newspaper Article | The Pantagraph

Posts | @behindthescenegram & @howwastaken

Embers | Feature Film (Co-Produced)

Official Selection at 41Festivals & 26 Articles/Press

WINNER ‘Someone to Watch Nominee’  | Independent Spirit Awards

WINNER ‘Best Narrative Feature’ | New Orleans Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best Narrative Feature’ | Oxford Film Festival

WINNER ‘Mary Shelley Award’  | Other Worlds Austin

WINNER ‘Alice Guy-Blaché Award’ | Oxford Film Festival

WINNER  ‘Juice Award’  | Sarasota Film Festival

WINNER  ‘Judges Commendation Award’ | Boston Sci Fi Film Festival

WINNER  ‘Best Feature’ | Newport Beach Film Festival

WINNER  ‘Best Feature’  | Trieste Science + Fiction

WINNER ‘Best Feature’ | Sci Fi London Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best Feature’ | Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best Science’ Fiction Film | Feratum Film Festival

WINNER ‘Special Jury Award’ | Sarasota Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best Actress in a Feature’ | Other Worlds Austin

WINNER ‘Best Director’  | Newport Beach Film Festival

WINNER ‘Best New Director’ | Brooklyn Film Festival

WINNER ‘Editing Award’ | Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival

Performer | America’s Got Talent 2015

Teacher | iO Theater (Chicago)