BBC Films, in association with Curzon Artificial Eye, 2017

WILLIAMS

Charting the story of Formula One’s most celebrated family, Williams’ is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy.

Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world’s most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors’ Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team’s future hanging in the balance.

From BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews, Williams’ tells the story of Sir Frank’s rise to fame and how, after the crash that left him wheelchair-bound, his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat. Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and candid never-before-seen accounts of what really went on behind closed doors, it is an honest, authentic and incredibly revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary families in motorsport.

Moving, rigorous and essential

The Telegraph

Fascinating, thrilling, tragic and ultimately inspiring

The Guardian

An affectionate but unflinching portrait of a family

Empire

British Independent Film Awards 2017
Best Documentary
(nominated)

British Independent Film Awards 2017
Best Editing: Johnny Burke (nominated)

DIRECTOR 

Morgan Matthews

PRODUCERS

Hayley Reynolds
Sarah Hamilton

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Colin Barr
Morgan Matthews

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Brendan Easton
Patrick Smith
Morgan Matthews

EDITOR

Johnny Burke

MUSIC PRODUCED BY

Martin Phipps

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Francis Longhurst

LINE PRODUCER

Jenny Thompson

PRODUCTION MANAGERS

Robert Ford
Hannah Wythe

MUSIC COMPOSED BY

Martin Phipps
Richard Spiller
Isobel Waller-Bridge

SOUND RECORDISTS

Tom Jessup
Andy Paddon
Adam Toy

CASTING DIRECTOR

Shaheen Baig

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Christina Casali

COSTUME DESIGNER

Barbara Elum

HAIR / MAKE UP DESIGNER

Nadia Stacey

GRAPHICS

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