writer | Director
THE EXAM [SHORT, TRT 24:36]
William Speruzzi is an award-winning writer and director for film & television.
He has over twenty years of experience working in film and commercial production and post-production for such clients as HBO, MTV, Saatchi & Saatchi and Panasonic. He has worked professionally as a writer, director and producer and as an editor under his own banner cutting shorts, industrials, commercials, and promos.
Along the way, he’s always cultivated his cinematic voice through screenwriting. In 2005, he wrote and directed a short film from his original script, THE FACE OF THE EARTH, which was a Quarterfinalist in the CineStory Screenwriting Awards 2003 Short Category. His screenplay DYRE AVENUE was in the BlueCat Screenwriting 2007 Competition Top Ten Percent. While attending Columbia University’s Television Writing Intensive in the summer of 2011, William gained a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the television industry under adjunct professor, Frank Pugliese, the former showrunner for the Netflix hit series, House of Cards.
He was part of the NYC-based film collective THE 3X3 PROJECT which was successfully funded via Kickstarter in late 2013. THE EXAM, the short film that came from that collaboration, is currently available to stream.
His latest screenplay, ONLY THE NIGHT CAN TAKE US, was a recent Quarterfinalist in the 2018 Finish Line Script Competition.
William has also contributed to RogerEbert.com, NoFilmSchool and the Blacklist Blog.
THE EXAM is a taut, contemporary, psychological thriller about a man whose promotion hinges on him taking a medical exam. After a home visit with his pregnant wife and six-year-old son present, he finds out that the medical examiner has a more insidious agenda.
[short, trt 24:36]
Watch it here!
The Face of the earth
An edgy, visceral journey that briefly explores a dysfunctional friendship between two working class men and an overwhelming personal loss that haunts them both.
[short, trt 18:49]
Watch it here!