Showrunner, Writer, Director and Executive Producer, Riley S. Wilson began official work on Little Apple in 2015. A year later, the project is in second rounds for Sundance's New Voices Lab. After not receiving the appointment, he began work to self-produce the Little Apple comic book, series and podcast.
A career content producer, Wilson hails from Columbia, SC by way of Howard University in Washington, D.C where he served as managing editor of the Zora Neale Hurston co-founded newspaper, The Hilltop. Originally studying business and marketing, Wilson got his start reporting at Advertising Age and Creativity-Online before eventually going freelance as a content producer and copywriter for brands.
He is the writer and director of Orange Bright, a short-film based on his 2011 novella my ID. In 2018, Wilson founded ATS.4 Inc., a production studio and multimedia services provider that specializes in the development and marketing of multimedia and new media, including: comic books, television programs, films, animation, games and interactive content with a specific tilt towards super-serving people of color.
Over time, he has found that creating stories, no matter the format, is his true calling. It is the creation of inquisitive, weird, but cool stories--stories that speak to
power and the human condition—that keeps this young creative going.