Angel Kristi Williams Tells Us About Her Romantic Drama Really Love – SXSW Filmmaker In Focus

The 2020 SXSW Film Festival less than a month away! We are almost ready to have y'all here, but before we do, get to know films from our lineup a little bit better with our Filmmaker In Focus series.

Check out our Q&A with director Angel Kristi Williams as she tells us about his film Really Love, which will World Premiere in the Narrative Feature Competition.

"I want the audience to remember their own love story that changed their life." – Director Angel Kristi Williams

In your own words, what does this film mean to you?

Angel Kristi Williams: This film is my ambition for love.

What motivated you to tell this story?

AKW: I am Isaiah, an artist who puts his art and his passion for his work before everything else in his life, often to his own dismay. And I am also Stevie, the ambitious, independent, intelligent Black woman who is a hopeless romantic, in search of a storybook love, that pure, fleeting feeling that feels like falling in love for the very first time.

What do you want the audience to take away?

AKW: I want the audience to remember their own love story that changed their life.

What made you choose SXSW to showcase your film to the world?

AKW: It's cache and history of presenting the work of first time feature directors to the industry.

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