Curriculum Vitaes

Williams John


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Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of English Studies, Sophia University
21 B.A Hons(University of Cambridge)
P.G.C.E(University of Cambridge)
M.A(University of Cambridge)

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I am a filmmaker who writes and directs narrative feature films and more recently documentary films. 

Through my filmmaking I have become interested in how art-practice in general can help us reconnect to the natural world and contribute to solving environmental problems. 

My current research focuses on a small village on Sado Island, and I am working with a team of international artists and academics to explore the knowledge and environment of the village through art. 

I am also interested in "adaptation," both in the traditional sense of adapting literary works into films, but also in a more metaphorical sense. 

More information about my current research project can be found at the link below: 

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Professional Memberships



  • John Williams
    Sep 6, 2024 - Present Artistic work
  • John Williams
    Aug, 2023 - Present Artistic work
  • Produced by John Williams, Directed by Kyle Mckoskey
    Jun 6, 2018 - Present Artistic work
    Short Film based on story from In the Empire of Dreams by Dianne Highbridge
  • John Williams
    Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020 Artistic work
    Theatre Play
  • John Williams
    Jun 30, 2018 Artistic work
    Feature Film Adaptation of Kafka's The Trial, Released in Eurospace Cinema Shibuya and other cinemas in Japan World Premier in Competition at the European Independent Film Festival 2017

Media Coverage

  • Copertina rigida – 12 giugno 2001 di M. Roberta Novielli (Autore) 4,5 4,5 su 5 stelle 12 voti, Jan, 2023 Others
  • NHK, J-Flicks, May, 2016 TV or radio program
    I am a regular guest and commentator on the NHK World program J-Flicks, which covers contemporary Japanese Cinema.
  • Intellect, Ltd, Directory of World Cinema JAPAN2, Industry Spotlight - Interview with John Williams, 2012 Others