TIFF Midnight Madness 2017: Meet Director Brian Taylor

The Toronto International Film Festival  (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program that has a reputation for mixing genres and styles by emerging and slightly more established artists.

New Machine’s Ana Stefanovic writes about the 11 filmmakers being showcased as part of the Midnight Madness section, with this article featuring Brian Taylor (pictured).

TIFF runs from September 7 to 17. Click here for the full lineup.

Brian Taylor – Mom And Dad

Country: USA

Synopsis: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Brian Taylor is an American film director, screenwriter, and camera operator, who graduated from the Los Angeles Film School. He began his career as a cinematographer, working on an independent film and low-budget shorts. In the early 2000s, Taylor united with Mark Neveldine, both becoming known for their engineering skills as cinematographers and camera operators. Together, they invented The Roller Dolly, which is now used on film sets around the world.

Brian co-directed the action feature action Crank (2006) with Mark, which was awarded by the Women Film Critics Circle in 2006; it also won the Taurus Award at the World Stunt Awards in 2007. The sequel Crank: High Voltage (2009) won IFCS Award at Internet Film Critic Society in 2009 and was nominated two times for ALMA Award for Actor in Film at ALMA Awards in 2009

Mom and David is Brian’s first solo outing as writer-director.

See Brian’s full credits on IMDB or follow him on Twitter.

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