Up close with actress Zelda Williams

November 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Like father, like daughter. Actress Zelda Williams talks to us about her latest film and her famous father!

About Zelda Williams:
Zelda grew up in the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco where she attended Sacred Heart Elementary and The Urban School on Haight/ Ashbury. At an early age she realized a love of athletics, which lead to playing on Urban's state ranked volleyball team and her current loves of rock climbing (especially on Mission Cliffs), parkour and other unconventional sports. As a child, she also fell in love with music, especially the blues and jazz. Zelda regularly visits her cousin's club, Bimbo's 365, to revel in SF's live music scene. At the age of 14, Zelda made her film debut in David Duchovny's House of D, opposite her father, Robin Williams. Like her father, Zelda is a gifted copy-cat, having perfected a number of accents. Zelda's dedication to equality has taken her to Washington several times to march in support of Women's and LGBT Rights. Zelda, now 18, is proud to be appearing in her 2nd feature, the independent film "Were the World Mine."

About the film, "Were the World Mine":
Tom Gustafson's innovative award-winning musical romp, opens November 21 at the Landmark Theatres Lumiere in San Francisco and Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.

Trapped in the dismal reality of high school life, Timothy is prone to escaping into his dazzling musical daydreams. When his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, fantasy becomes reality as he stumbles upon a secret formula hidden within the script giving him the power to create a love potion. Armed with his magical, purple love-pansy, Timothy's fading spirit soars as he puckishly turns much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby jock of his dreams. With family, friends and enemies caught in this heart-wrenching chaos, Timothy gets his chance to have them walk a mile in his musical shoes. Based upon Fairies, director Tom Gustafson's award-winning short film, WERE THE WORLD MINE is a moving musical comedy of errors, with true love's rocky ride, leading to a heartfelt conclusion. With its vibrant imagery, innovative music and lively ensemble cast WERE THE WORLD MINE attempts to push modern gay cinema and musical film beyond expectation.

Tom Gustafson's directing credits include the side-show inspired short film, The Need, the award-winning short musical, Fairies, and his feature directorial debut: the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed musical, Were the World Mine. Tom's awards for WTWM include the Heineken Red Star Award and the Scion First-Time Director Award. Tom has worked as the location casting director on many Hollywood films including Pirates of the Caribbean II & III, The Good Shepherd & The Dark Knight. He's a graduate of Northwestern University where he was the recipient of the William Morris Filmmaking Award.

For more information, visit www.weretheworldminefilm.com

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