NYC/LA Based Filmmaker

 Director William Wedig

Director William Wedig

Having written, directed and edited features, television and commercials, William is an experienced filmmaker in all phases of production.

With extensive commercial experience, Will directed Coca-Cola "Beat The Heat" with popular singers Monica Brown & LeToya Luckett as well as Smirnoff "The Good Life Party" featuring Lance Gross of Tyler Perry fame.  Other William Wedig commercial credits include and AT&T "New & Next" featuring up-and-coming artists St. Beauty, Chevy w/artist Ron Bass, Walmart, and Geico.


Mr. Wedig is sure of his material. Relentlessly unsentimental, ‘Forged’ is nasty, brutish and short, in all the best ways.
— David Goldstein, New York Times

On TV, William's single-camera kids show, TEAM TOON, was produced for Cartoon Network and FremantleMedia, and is now on Netflix (US) and Amazon Prime (UK).  As the series director, William Wedig directed 24 of 26 episodes of TEAM TOON starring Disney/ABC star Meg Donnelly (AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, THE BROKEN ONES, ZOMBIES).

The shoot consisted of 145 shooting days, 550 script pages and over 5,000 individual shots.

 William Wedig on the set of TEAM TOON.

William Wedig on the set of TEAM TOON.


 


William directed and edited the show Exposure: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit which starred Kate Upton, Brooklyn Decker, Irina Shayk, and 14 other supermodels. The show is available on the Playstation Network and DVD.


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William's feature film FORGED (which he wrote, directed and edited) won the HBO Latino Film Festival and the Providence Latin American Film Festival. FORGED stars Emmy winner Margo Martindale (THE AMERICANS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), Jaime Tirelli (GIRLFIGHT, CARLITO'S WAY), and Manny Perez (HOMELAND, PRIDE AND GLORY, BLACKLIST).

Variety’s Ronnie Scheib writes of FORGED: "The film’s powerful ending builds kinetically," and lead actor Manny Perez is “frighteningly convincing as a man ruled by desperation.”

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William Wedig directed the feature film RISE OF THE DEAD distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment. The film has been described as a "smart and original take on an equally old genre" (Fangoria) and William's directing as "a breath of fresh air" (C.H.U.D.).


In short form comedy, William directed the short film series JACK LINK'S SASQUATCH WATCH with NFL star linebacker Clay Mathews III of the Greenbay Packers, Boomer Esiason, former-NFL star Amani Toomer, and the popular Jack Link's character: Sasquatch.

As series director on SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S FUNNIEST PEOPLE IN SPORTS, Will directed sports figures as then Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, award-winning female pro hockey player Hilary Knight, and professional surfer Anastasia Ashley.

William also directed the slick mockumentary for Russell Athletics entitles RUSSELL: DADLETES.


William Wedig directed the ESSENCE FESTIVAL: PRINCE TRIBUTE which screened in the Super Dome for tens of thousands of people.


William Wedig was the director on the music series NOISEMAKERS ON NOISEVOX featuring world-renowned music journalist and former-MTV VJ, John Norris. The show featured bands such as Warpaint (who were produced by John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Temper Trap ("Sweet Disposition", "Need Your Love"), and Lady Gaga.


Although directing is William's primary focus and goal, he is also a professional editor with recognizable credits that include PBS/Time Inc. Studios TV Special JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER WORK PROJECT, YAHOO! MAIL with Nicole Richie, CHEVY MALIBU with Isaac Mizrahi, The World Sports League tc shows for J-BAY, TRESTLES and U.S. OPEN for air on ABC and CBS, and TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHS and TIME'S ONE DREAM.


He graduated with a degree in film from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and spends half his time with his wife in Brooklyn and half in Los Angeles.