TONY TAYLOR BIOGRAPHY
I am a writer, director, editor, and photographer based in Orlando, Florida. Through much of my career, I worked as an Assistant Director. In 1999, I was recognized by and admitted into the Director's Guild of America as an Assistant Director.
In 2016, I stepped away from continuing my role as an Assistant Director and became a Writer/Director with my first short film, INTERRUPTION, that was accepted into the final rounds for entry into the Florida Film Festival.
INTERRUPTION did not become an OFFICIAL SELECTION for the Florida Film Festival, but the attention and reviews it received, convinced me that I should continue developing, writing and directing my own projects and those offered to me.
I'm also a freelance writer for various media outlets of wide-ranging topics such as business, news, and politics. I would like to take my freelance writing and use that experience in writing short stories, and all genres of scripts.
My original screenplay, RIPPLES, was an OFFICIAL SELECTION for both SOUTHEAST FILM FESTIVAL, and 2019 ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL.
My goal for the future is to write full time while also continuing to work on videos and films.
My name is Tony Taylor.
CINEMATIKS is a portfolio of videos, freelance writing, film scripts, and photography by Tony Taylor who lives in Orlando, Florida.
Thank you for taking the time to explore CINEMATIKS.
When I graduated from film school, I immediately went to work. And for over a decade I worked in the film industry fulfilling a dream I had as a 10-year old.
In 2002, family reasons forced me to leave the industry. But during that time I stayed active taking side gigs when it was possible. But I still needed more of a creative outlet.
In 2014, I found that outlet rediscovering the joys of writing. Since then, I have become a published freelance writer with articles in various media outlets. Yet, I had never stopped thinking about returning to the film industry.
Now that day is here.
I have created CINEMATIKS to showcase the videos and films I have done, the projects I am doing, and go beyond the simple resume. CINEMATIKS also highlights other roles I can fill through my work in photography and especially as a writer.
I welcome any ideas, observations, and information that can help CINEMATIKS become a resource for those just beginning in the industry, and those who are continuing.