Cast and Credits

kevin durand

Kevin Durand as
Col Henry S. "Hap" Tasker

gregory lush

Gregory Lush as
Mr. Grigsby

sean mcgraw

Sean McGraw as
Mr. Holtz

Brennen Barker as Ian Taylor
Jaden Bradley as Sammy Gallagher
Asher Chamoy as Steven Silver
Adream Kusters as Dan Wilson
Corbyn Lowe as Penny Thornton
Chase Pollock as Clay Innis
Brayden Soffa as Caleb Johnson
Luke Waterston as Gordon Barry

Tim Williams
Director, Producer, Writer

colonel poster tim williamsTexas native Tim Williams is an award-winning writer, director and producer of commercials, documentaries and feature shorts. His first job at 13 was picking cantaloupes in the arid fields of Presidio, Texas. Somehow, the heat and heavy lifting of farming would prove a fitting indoctrination to a career in filmmaking.

The second of three children of a retired Air Force Captain, Williams was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Fort Worth Country Day School where he was coached and mentored by Lt. Colonel Ralph “C.” (Rocky) Rosacker USMC (Ret.). The Colonel’s instruction proved instrumental, helping Williams excel as a scholar athlete in creative writing, history and football. His success soon attracted offers to play football at Brown, Tulane and Colorado State University.

Williams went on to study literature and business management as well as play football at Colorado State. After an injury sidelined his football career, Williams transferred to the University of Arizona where he earned his B.A. in Journalism and Theater.

During college, Williams worked in the oil business driving 18-wheelers and operating hydraulic fracturing pumps in East Texas. Following graduation, Williams moved to Los Angeles and quickly earned positions in assorted film productions and acting roles on POLICE ACADEMY II, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, FIRST AND TEN, and many others. Williams continued to develop his writing and film skills at USC, enrolling in numerous cinema and television courses. In 1988, he returned to Texas to work as a set dresser on Oliver Stone’s BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. In the years that followed, Williams worked on national and international projects for many Fortune 500 companies. Of note, in 2009 and 2010, Williams wrote, produced and directed two TV commercial campaigns for Tostitos; filmed in Baghdad and Balad, Iraq, respectively.

In addition to writing and directing the short for THE COLONEL, starring Kevin Durand (The Strain, Fruitvale Station), Williams holds all rights and has a completed feature-length screenplay of the project. Based on a true story, THE COLONEL is his sixth screenplay. Williams is also writing a multi-episode futuristic drama for television. For the past fifteen years, Tim Williams has owned and operated Thunderbolt Films, Inc., a commercial production company in Dallas where he lives with his wife, Mary and their dog, Dutch. They have four grown children.

  • Writer: Tim Williams
  • Producer: Tim Williams, Frankey Dey, Cathy King
  • Executive Producers: Craig Kelly, Peter Courtney, Kelly Ryan, Dee Kelly Jr., John H. Williams, George M. Young Jr., Marshall Williams, Scott Nowlin, Mary Williams
  • Cinematographer/D.P.: Bill Schwarz
  • Composer: Judson Crane
  • Editor: Dean Pelton
  • First A.D.: George Sledge
  • Costumer: Rondi Davis
  • Post Production Sound: Roy Machado

Best Narrative Short Film


Best Film Trailer

Hollyshorts Official Selection

GI Film Festival San Diego

Eurocinema Film Festival