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My name is Mykaila Courteney Williams

& I am an LA based lighting technician.

As of 2023, I am one of the newest members of IATSE Local 728.

See My Work

As a Black, queer abolitionist and community builder, I direct light 

to help audiences imagine better world for Black people.

While at USC Film School, I held various leadership roles, gained experience consulting on high-profile issues of diversity,

equity, and inclusion and produced a senior thesis project.


After graduating in 2017, I began my producing journey. I specialized in assisting production teams, account teams, and creative teams to ensure the creation of quality media products that are on time and on budget. I interned at companies like MACRO and Refinery29, assistant coordinated AT&T/Fullscreen HelloLab projects, and I independently produced several shorts and music videos.

At the turn of the COVID-19 pandemic and amidst a heightened global focus on race, I took a leap of faith in a different direction to further develop my skills that more tangibly serve my community. As of 2023, I am one of the newest members of IATSE Local 728.


I love working with Black independent creatives, grassroots organizations and Black owned businesses.

When I'm not lighting or shooting, I'm serving the community

 with my sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,

reading, helping develop All In the Family Productions

or making you a cup of specialty coffee.

I am currently working in Los Angeles, CA.

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