Mark D. Williams is an award winning Choctaw filmmaker and writer currently living in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
He began writing short stories for fun and making short films for class projects while attending Bennington high school. It wasn't until 2006 that he began to study the craft seriously and studied film at home which eventually led him to producing his first short film, The Dare, a thriller that would premiere at the Red Fork Film Festival in Tulsa. He would go on to write, direct, produce and edit more short films until 2012 when he made his first feature film, The Unrest and won his first award for Best Film at the Mvskoke Film Festival. In 2016, his second feature film, Violet, would win over 12 awards in film festivals in the US and overseas followed by his first award for a documentary titled, Shiloh.
Mark began freelancing as a filmmaker in 2016 while making cultural films for Tribal companies, citizens and Nations like The Seminole Nation and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His first Choctaw documentary, Tvshka Nowvt Aya, won Best Film in 2018 at the NatiVisions Film Festival.
He is currently the Digital Media Specialist for the Seminole Nation and has made 4 films for the Choctaw Nation and is in post production for a 5th scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020. His current film "Warrior Coach" is hitting the film festival circuit and he is also writing his next script, a thriller scheduled to begin filming next summer.