Long story, short...
Cas Taylor (she, they) is an award-winning Pacific Northwest-based queer indigenous creator with familial ties to the Nisqually Valley and the Alaskan north slope.
They grew up in Olympia, WA, where long soggy weekends meant days spent inside watching old films on a small television that only received three channels. This meant they quickly acquired an appreciation and interest for movies, especially foreign films and obscure 70s films which were on near-constant rotation. As they came to understand their story through those they experienced on the page and onscreen, they developed a passion for LGBTQI+ stories. It became their goal to empower and amplify character-driven narratives and independent creators.
When they're not creating, they chase mindfulness. They enjoy giving back to their community, performing in drag as Victor d'Marmalade, building props, trawling estate sales for interesting items with even more interesting stories, and spending time with their rescue dog, Douglas.
Their prose, poetry, and art have appeared in Three Crows Magazine, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Versification, Roulette, Anti Heroin Chic, Antioch's Lunch Ticket, and anthologies by Brisk Publications and Alyson Publications.
Their short film WAYPOINTS has garnered Best LGBTQ Short, Best Thriller, and Best Female Filmmaker awards.
HIRAETH (The Longing), their experimental documentary about memory has won Best Art Film at the LA Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival, the audience award for Best Experimental Short film from the Paris Short Film Festival, Best Editing at the Roma Short Film Festival, and Best Sound Design from Portland New Alternative Voices film festival.