William Higgins (director)
William Higgins (also "Wim Hof") is a director of gay pornographic films. His first film, "Boys of Venice," was produced in 1979. He has since produced over 140 internationally distributed titles. His films have won several Grabby awards and he is in the GayVN Awards Hall of Fame. He is the founder of the film production company Catalina Video.
One of gay porn's pioneers, William Higgins began making movies with a distinctive '"California look" in the 1970s and directed many of Catalina Video's greatest hits for nearly two decades. With classic films like Pacific Coast Highway, The Young & the Hung, Sailor in the Wild, Class Reunion, Big Guns, These Bases Are Loaded, Brother Load, Beyond Hawaii, and French Lieutenant's Boys.
Channel 1 Releasing acquired the rights to Catalina Video in 2007 and is re-mastering many of Higgins' classic Catalina movies and transferring them to DVD.
Awards and nominations
- 1984 Gay Producers Association winner of Special Achievement Award for "Sailor in the Wild 1".
- 1985 X-Rated Critics Organization winner of Best Depiction of Safe Sex for "The Young & the Hung".
- 2000 Grabby Awards nomination for Best International Video and Best Videograph.
- 2000 Grabby Awards winner of Best Classic DVD.
- 2003 Grabby Awards winner of Best Classic DVD.
- 1978 Boys Of Venice at the Internet Movie Database
- 1981 Pacific Coast Highway
- 1981 Brothers Should Do It
- 1982 Buster Goes To Laguna at the Internet Movie Database
- 1983 Cousins
- 1983 Sailor in the Wild
- 1984 Frat House Memories at the Internet Movie Database
- 1985 Pizza Boy: He Delivers at the Internet Movie Database
- 1985 Young and the Hung
- 1987 Big Guns
- 1988 William Higgins – Screen Test
- 1989 Down Under
- 1990 Catalina Orgies
- 1991 Sex in the Great Outdoors
- 1992 Frat Pack
- 1997 Wim Hof's Rough Cut (as Wim Hof)
- 1997 Puda: The Attic (as Wim Hof)
- 1998 Sex In The Can
- 1999 Double Czech (as Wim Hof)
- 2001 Prague Buddies 3: Liebestod
- 2001 The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath (as Wim Hof)
- 2002 Hard Day's
- 2003 Kick Club
- 2005 Inside Jirka Gregor
- 2006 Weapon Of Mass Attraction
- 2007 Load Warriors
- 2008 Bjorn Free
- 2009 Exploring Rudolf Schneider
- 2009 Double Czech 2009
- Weitzer, Ronald John (2000), Sex for sale: prostitution, pornography, and the sex industry, Routledge, p. 54, ISBN 978-0-415-92295-1,
Directors William Higgins and Matt Sterling set the standard for the new 1980s gay porn model.
- 1998 GayVN Hall of Fame.
- Guyjoy, Wilder, editor-in-chief (November 1995). Adam Gay Video 1996 Directory. Los Angeles, California: Knight Publishing Corp.
- "XRCO award winners". XRCO.
- "GVD 2000 Grabby Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on June 4, 2004.
- "The 12th Annual (2002) Grabby Award Winners". Gay Chicago Magazine. May 24, 2003. Archived from the original on May 9, 2004.
- "The 13th Annual (2003) Grabby Award Winners". Gay Chicago Magazine. Archived from the original on June 18, 2004.
- Brett Beemyn (Editor)Creating a Place For Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories, p. 252, at Google Books
- 2004 Grabby award winner for Best Classic DVD
- 1985 X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) award for best director.
- 1987 X-Rated Critics Organization Best Video, 2002 Grabby Award Best Classic DVD and 2006 Grabby Award Best Classic Gay DVD.
- J. C. Adams (May 4, 2009). "Real-Life Sibling Sex in Gay Porn Flicks". The Adams Report. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- 2002 Grabby award winner for Best International Screenplay.
- JC Adams (April 28, 2009). "Identical-Twin Sex Featured in 'Double Czech'". The Adams Report. Retrieved 2010-02-06.