Avery Willard


Exciting news!! IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD has officially wrapped post-production and will begin touring festivals this summer! Produced concurrently and in partnership with KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, this companion documentary short chronicles the life and work of one of queer art’s most fascinating and elusive innovators.

We are proud to announce that IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD will have it’s official world premiere at the 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival! The festival will take place from June 1-17, and ISOAW will premiere on Sunday, June 10th at 7:00pm in Vorhees Hall on the Rutgers University campus. For details and ticket information, click HERE.

Many more exciting festival announcements are on the way, and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to finally share this film with the world. However, in order to do so, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re in the homestretch, but this final leg – the distribution phase – requires funding for travel and exhibition materials that exceeds our micro production budget. Today marks the launch of our 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds for our festival tour. We are asking YOU to help IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD reach audiences around the world by making a donation. As a token of our gratitude, we are offering a variety of unique rewards for contributors.

Watch our Kickstarter video above and CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION!

Please help us spread the word by re-posting the campaign link on social media and sharing with family and friends. On behalf of the entire ISOAW team, thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Cary Kehayan
Director, In Search of Avery Willard

Cary Kehayan

Director, In Search Of Avery Willard

Cary Kehayan is a New Jersey-born filmmaker, musician and video artist. After graduating summa cum laude from Fordham University Lincoln Center with a B.A. in Visual Arts, Kehayan remained in New York City to pursue a career in directing and editing. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch/BBC Television Production Program. While in London, Kehayan also studied art and screenwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. His semi-autobiographical short film, I Speak, You Understand Me, earned him the 2010 James Storey Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts. A founding member of the indie rock group Average Girl, Kehayan continues to make records and tour nationally with the band. He has worked as a director for BBC Television, as an editor for HBO Documentaries, and has achieved critical success as an experimental video artist and curator. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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