Wes Williams, director of the new series “Boston,” airing on community television stations throughout Boston, got his start at WCTV Wilmington.
Williams became interested in film when he took a digital editing class at Wilmington High School.
“I originally took the class for an easy grade, but then I really got into it,” Williams said.
He discovered WCTV through that class and finally came in as a volunteer at the age of 18 when he decided to be a music producer. When plans for a music video production fell through, Williams decided to make use of the phenomenal equipment and facilities at WCTV and learn more about the production process.
A few years ago, Williams landed a job as an extra in an indie-film as a police officer.
“That got the bug going,” he said. He continued to appear in several movies filmed in the Boston area. Then, Williams said, he got to thinking that he could make his own movies as well.
So, with a budget of $2,000, a lot of gumption, and his membership to WCTV, which gave him access to equipment, software and facilities, Williams set out to make the movie “Boston.”
His first step was to license his company, Camp 9 Films, in the Wilmington Town Office. In September of 2010, Williams put forth his $40 fee and “Boston” was officially a go. After acquiring a screen-writer, a cast and crew, Williams began filming all over Boston.
The project has taken Williams a year and half to complete, and the first three episodes are airing on WCTV this week beginning with a Producer’s Spotlight interview with Lisa Kapala on the making of the film.
Be sure to tune in to WCTV-P (ch. 9 Comcast, ch. 37 Verizon) Tuesday at 10:00 p.m., Thursday at 10:00 p.m., and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. to catch the grand premier of the action-packed story of a father-son detective duo determined to pull down the most infamous drug dealer in “Boston!”