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Kam Williams | 5/23/2012, 10:28 a.m.
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What interested you in directing?

I created and wrote “She Is Not My Sister” with the intention of directing it. This film is the first of many films that I plan to direct.

Tell me a little about the movie.

“She Is Not My Sister” is the story of how a high school senior’s life takes a turn for the worse when her father returns home from a business trip married to the mother of her high school arch enemy. It’s a fun, teen dramedy with a great cast.

How did you enjoy writing and directing your first feature film?

I enjoyed every minute of it. Hopefully, I will be doing it many, many more times in the future.

What message do you think people will take away from the movie?

How to forgive your enemies, which in and of itself is a very hard thing to do. Often, when you are upset and allowing your emotions to control you, forgiveness seems so out of reach.

But once you let go and let God take control, you begin to realize that forgiveness is the only way to really win. True forgiveness is the only real key to happiness in your life. Also, sometimes it’s not always an enemy you need to forgive — sometimes it’s yourself.

How big a role did your faith play in the production?

Faith is what drove this film. Faith is what I live by in everything that I do. I strive to give glory to God in every aspect of my life, even my films.

When I think of you, what immediately comes to mind are your Nickelodeon collaborations with Kenan Thompson on “All That,” “Kenan and Kel,” and “Good Burger.” Are you still in touch with Kenan?

 No, we have not seen each other in awhile.

Are you ever afraid?

God does not give us the spirit of fear, so I do not choose to give in to fear because I know that the creator designed us to win no matter what we face.

When I am faced with a circumstance that in the past I would have been fearful about, I turn it over immediately to Christ. When I learned this principle as a Christian, I became fearless.

Are you happy?

Very happy! I treat anger, grief and strife as a sin, so I let all that go and I am no longer living a sinful life. Today, I command my days by confessing that every minute will be blessed and perfect. My confession then has no other choice but to confer blessings upon my life.

When was the last time you had a good laugh?

My wife and I have so many private jokes, and we share the same taste in humor, so we laugh constantly. It is one of our favorite things. We love to laugh!

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

(Laughing) Comic book stores.

What was the last book you read?

Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin’s “How to Turn Your Faith Loose.”