ABOUT THE ARTIST
New Orleans Hip Hop History
Through his choice of lenses and dynamic framing, Will Horton combines social commentary with urban realism.
New Orleans native filmmaker, Will Horton, has been honing his skills in directing and cinematography since the early nineties. As a student filmmaker, Horton, won best short film prizes at both national and international festivals for his student film “The Wake Up Call”. The same year, Horton also won the prestigious CableAce Award for directing the Million Man March documentary. He later directed “He’s the Prettiest”, a documentary celebrating the masking legacy of Allison “Tootie” Montana of the Yellow Poca Hunters Mardi Gras Indian Tribe. As a result, Horton is credited as the youngest filmmaker to direct a film to accompany a major exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Also, among Will Horton’s accomplishments are over 50 music videos for notables such as music mogul, Master P, Mia X, Mystikal, U.G.K, D.J. Jubilee. Horton’s MFA thesis film, “Armed With a Heart”, gleaned as a finalist in the BET Lens on Talent competition earning the film a 2 year run on Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network.
Horton is the owner of Visual Story Teller, LLC, a film and digital media company. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Cinematography at Loyola University of New Orleans in the College of Music and Media.