Errol Williams


Errol Williams was born in Guyana and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunwsick. He was introduced to filmmaking at the New Brunswick Film Co-Op in the late 1980's. There he directed the documentary Echoes In the Rink: The Willie O'Ree Story, produced by Tony Merzetti and Chris Campbell. The film salutes the achievements of Willie O'Ree, who also grew up in Fredericton and become the first black hockey player in the NHL.

Errol Williams attended the Canadian Film Centre and later moved to Bermuda where he made two more films prior to his untimely death in 2007--When Voices Rise and Walking On a Sea of Glass. The NB Filmmakers Co-Op honours Errol each year with its Errol Williams Documentary Award to assist a filmmaker in creating a short documentary.

Films by Errol Williams