About

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, where my research explores fan edits and media revisionism. I hold an B.F.A. in Film and Television Production from New York University–Tisch School of the Arts and I worked in Los Angeles before completing an M.A. in Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. My research has been published in Transformative Works and Cultures and I have contributed chapters for books such as Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings and Fan Phenomena: James Bond.

I’m also a fan editor. My first project, Watchmen: Midnight, is an extensive revision of Watchmen (2009) that reshapes the film adaptation to more closely resemble the narrative structure, characterizations, and tone of the original comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen: Midnight was awarded “Fanedit of the Month” by the members of FanEdit.org, and versions of the project have screened at fan conventions and academic events in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.

You can find me on Twitter, Vimeo, and Reddit. Follow my research on Academia.edu, ResearchGateGoogle Scholar, and ORCID. Please address email inquiries to info [at] wille [dot tv].