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Christopher Taylor


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Chris Taylor Producer/Director

Chris Taylor received a BA Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1977. From 1975 through 1986, Chris toured as a lighting designer for the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind & Fire, John Fogarty, Michael McDonald, and Simon and Garfunkel, among others.

Chris is currently creating social action documentary programming and is in production on two projects. In 1988-89, Chris attended the Cinematography Program at the American Film Institute Conservatory for Advanced Film and Television Studies.

Filmography as Director:

FOOD FIGHT (2008-2009)
A feature length and award-winning documentary about American food culture in the 20th century and the rise of the local, organic, sustainable food movement. The film won 8 "Best of Awards" and is in distribution through Brainstorm Media.
From Variety: "Pic is well-intentioned and informative, with an abundance of personality."
The District (2000-2004)
TV-CBS one-hour primetime drama starring Craig T. Nelson. 8 episodes Beyond Belief (1998-2000)
TV-Fox Network one-hour primetime drama. Each episode consisted of 4 12- minute stories. Directed 26 stories.

During 2005-2012 I also directed a number of short films and commercials.

Filmography as Director of Photography

Nobody's Baby (2001)
Directed by David Selzer, starring Gary Oldman, Skeet Ulrich, Radha Mitchell, Mary Steenburgen
The District (2000-2004)
TV-43 episodes
Beyond Belief (1998-2000)
TV-19 episodes
Kiss of a Stranger (1999)
Directed by Sam Irvin, starring Mariel Hemingway, Dyan Cannon Stranger in My Home (1997)
MOW, Directed by Farhad Mann, starring Veronica Hamel, Joe Penny Death Benefit (1996)
MOW, Directed by Mark Piznarski, starring Peter Horton, Carrie Snodgress Live Nude Girls (1995)
Directed by Julianna Lavin, starring Dana Delany, Kim Cattrall Glory Daze (1995)
Directed by Rich Wilkes, starring Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, French Stewart Trial by Fire (1995)
MOW Directed by Alan Metzger, starring Keith Carradine, Gail O’Grady Every Breath (1994)
Directed by Steve Bing, starring Judd Nelson, Joanna Pacula To My Daughter With Love (1994)
MOW Directed by Kevin Hooks, starring Rick Schroeder Vincent (1994)
Documentary, Directed by Tim Burton, starring Vincent Price Inside Monkey Zetterland (1993)
Directed by Jefery Levy, starring Patricia Arquette, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola, Rupert Everett, Katherine Helmond, Tate Donovan, Ricki Lake, Debi Mazar
The Perfect Bride (1991)
MOW Directed by Terrence O’Hara, starring Sammi Davis, Kelly Preston

From 1990-2000 I also shot numerous music videos, documentaries, short films, and pilots for all major network and cable broadcasters.

Education


  • Harvard College, BA Cum Laude, Cambridge, MA, 1976

Awards


  • International Documentary Association , Audience Award 2008, 2008

Employment Details


  • Work History: Film, Television
  • Job Categories: Cinematography, Directing

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