Born in the city of Nice, France, in the year of 1972, Sir William Welles later immigrated to the United States with his restaurateur family in 1975 where he grew up and resided in his beloved New York City since the age of three. After dismissing his studies as a forensic pathologist at the University of Miami in 1991 due to his yearn for a more creative field, Sir William went on to study screenwriting and filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts back in Manhattan. After graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he went on to produce, direct, and edit several projects such as the ever-growing market of Hispanic television commercials (although he is only fluent in French and English), media projects and promotions for the Turner Classic Movie channel, Warner Bros., and Paramount, as well as many of their ancillary companies. More notably, Sir William has conceptualized, edited, and executed all motion graphics for the DVD featurette documentaries for the High Noon 50th Anniversary Edition DVD, the Casablanca 60th Anniversary Edition DVD,Gaslight, Sergeant York, and Meet Me in St. Louis.
After taking some time away from film production for personal reasons, Sir William founded and created Welles Entertainment, a New York State based LLC, in 2005. Two years later he would introduce to the New York Tri-State area’s Goth community his latest multi-media and multi-faceted project: The New Goth City Project, starting with NewGothCity.com, a website solely constructed and operated by Sir William, informing its users on the many Goth, Industrial, and Fetish cultural events taking place in and around the five boroughs of New York City. After much on-going success with the New Goth City project, Sir William decided to dedicate himself to other projects under the same umbrella to further promote, support, and enhance the darkly rich culture that is Goth. In 2010, Sir Welles re-established his film production vocation to write, direct, and bring upon the silver screen a full length feature documentary detailing the entire scope of Goth history and culture, entitled: “This Is Goth.”
Sir William Welles still dwells in New York City and usually prefers to sleep through the daylight hours.