About

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. My research on fan edits and film revisionism has been published in Transformative Works and Cultures, and I have written chapters for books such as Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings (Intellect, 2015), Fan Phenomena: James Bond (Intellect, 2015), and Keywords in Remix Studies (Routledge, 2018). I hold an M.A. in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University and a B.F.A. (with Honors) in Film and Television from New York University–Tisch School of the Arts.

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 had screenings 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 e-mail inquiries to info [at] wille [dot tv].