I believe storytelling has the power to 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. I’m a comedian, and co-host DesPOT Podcast, if you’re curious.

Currently, I’m rep’d non-exclusively with Heave Ho Productions, and I used to run the iO Comedy Network. My IMDB page might show you that my film school education was not a waste.

Being a filmmaker that helps people is my aim. So I started a nonprofit What Matters Productions, we tell the stories of other nonprofits so they can share their story and fundraise. I’m pitching TV shows like Volunteer With Me (password: vwm55) to help change the world with our medium.

 

Contact Email:  Qwilson1@gmail.com

Midwest Rep: Andrew Freer (andrew@heavehoproductions.com)

AWARDS etc.

 

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 | 3o 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 | Atlanta Comedy Film Festival 2018, St. Louis International Film Fest 2018, 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

Debt-O-Nator | PSA

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

Last Exit | Short Film

WINNER ‘Finalist’ | Las Vegas International Film Festival

The Price of Fuel | Short Doc

WINNER ‘Best PSA’ | Delta Moon Film Festival

 Profile Article | At The Movies

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

America’s Got Talent | 2015

Teacher | iO Theater (Chicago)