William Alexander Runnels

William Alexander Runnels is originally from Dallas, Texas and graduated from the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. He obtained a B.F.A. in Acting from CW Post/Long Island University in 2009 and received a full scholarship to attend New York Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College as an acting apprentice. For Jungle Wild Productions he has directed Black Actress(Official Selection at the American Black Film Festival in 2015 & 2016) and Beyond Complicated webisodes. Other credits include directing Working Out the Kinks, Film Lab Presents...(NYC Life 25) and the award-winning web series Young N’Reckless. NYC Acting Credits: Dennis and The Maids. He directed Church at Lehman College's school of Theatre and Dance in 2016. WAR was a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Director's Lab. The Closet B.I.T.C.H. won 3 awards at the 2019 Hip-Hop Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the 2020 New York Indie Theater Festival. He is a member of the Readers Committee for the Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers and he currently is working in NYC as a freelance Director with brands such as The Lip Bar, African Chop House, Boxers NYC: America’s Gay Sports Bar and Grey Goose USA.