Amber Williams is the owner and creative director of FEME NOIR.
Amber Williams is a 35 year old Fresno based independent filmmaker who has directed and edited music videos and documentary films. Her style fuses together a passion for cult movies, punk music, and sci-fi/horror. Since getting her hands on her first camera at the age of 16 it has been her objective to make films that centralize Black womxn, femmes and non-men experiences combating misogynoir and defying stereotypes. Williams decided to create FEME NOIR to give space to produce these stories that would typically be ignored by mainstream studios. While also creating a film community supportive of Black folks in front of the camera and behind the camera.
Williams’ fight against misogynoir is not limited to film, she also fronts punk/grunge band SQUID INK, who have performed 2 years in a row at the Bay Area’s “Multiverse Is Illuminated” festival, celebrating Black and Brown punks.
Her recent work has been a series of music video collaborations with musical grrrl gang FATTY CAKES AND THE PUFF PASTRIES, with focuses on fatphobia, social anxiety, and dismantling white supremacy. Williams also recently collaborated with punk icon ALICE BAG for a soon to be released music video.
Currently she is writing her first film, described as a punk dystopia tale for our time.