Cas Taylor

Director's note:

This film contains sequences of flashing lights that may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo-sensitivities such as migraine.'

With HIRAETH, I wanted to immerse the audience in a visual and auditory experience where light and sound play with and affect one another, changing one another's very nature--if only momentarily. This is what happens when I experience a migraine with aura. It impacts my very ability to access thought, sensation, and even my conception of reality and memory can become transient, skewed by something as simple as a beam of light hitting my eye just so, or a sound as ordinary as a seagull passing overhead.

Hiraeth (The Longing)

written, directed, production design, sound design, editing, produced: Cas Taylor

Running time: 5 minutes

Experimental short film. Drama/Documentary.

Now Submitting via FILM FREEWAY. Contact for screening and press review password.

HIRAETH explores temporal, visual, and auditory disturbances as they relate to memory, specifically memories of my late father who--in times of personal struggle--was someone upon whom I would turn for comfort, counsel, and company. In his absence, I am filled with a kind of homesickness. A longing for something to which I can never return.

Step inside the experimental world of HIRAETH where you are the traveler, searching for something you will never find, and to which you can never return.

WINNER:

  • Best Art Film, LA Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (North American Premiere, July 23rd, 2021)

  • Audience Award Best Experimental Film, Paris Short Film Festival, Les Voutês, Paris (France Premiere, September 2021)

  • Best Editing, Roma Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy (October 2022)

  • Best Sound Design, Portland New Alternative Voices (2022)

FINALIST:

  • Best Experimental Short Film, Mindfield Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM (July/August 2021)

  • Best Sound Design, Mindfield Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM (July/August 2021)

  • Best Female Director in Short Film, Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIFT, Toronto, Ontario (Canadian Premiere 2021)

  • Best Experimental Short Film, Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIFT, Toronto, Ontario (Canadian Premiere 2021)

  • Best Editing, Cult Movies International Film Festival (2022)

  • Best Sound Design, Cult Movies International Film Festival (2022)

NOMINATIONS:

  • Best Short Film, 3rd Annual Anticensura Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina (South American Premiere, July 24th, 2021)

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

  • Best Documentary Short Film, Anatolia International Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (Turkey Premiere, September 9th, 2021)

  • Best Experimental Short Film, Carolina Short Film and Screenwriting Showcase (2022)

Official Teaser Trailer:

waypoints

written, directed, produced, production design, sound, editing: CasTaylor

person in the woods: Cas Taylor

Running time: 5 minutes

LGBTQ+ drama/thriller about escaping intimate partner violence.

Watch now on FILM FREEWAY

When pushed to your limit, do you have what you need to make an escape? Could you? Would you? Waypoints is an ongoing web series exploring themes surrounding gender identity, equality, and relationships in an open-ended, experimental forum. "Love Is What" is an episode exploring intimate partner violence and silent abuse.


WINNER:

  • Best Thriller Short, Big Sur Film Festival, Big Sur, CA

  • Best LGBTQ Short, Big Sur Film Festival, Big Sur, CA

  • Best LGBTQ Short, Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards, Silicon Valley, CA

  • Best LGBT Short, Vesuvius International Film Festival, Napoli, Italy

GRAND JURY PRIZE:

  • Best Female Filmmaker, Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards, Silicon Valley, CA

FINALIST:

  • Best Micro Short Film, New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • Best Short Film, International Smyrna Movie Fest, Izmir, Turkey

OFFICIAL SELECTION:



TOXIC

directed by

Dawson Doupé, Ryder Doupé, and Todd Tapper

written by Dawson Doupé, Ryder Doupé, and Todd Tapper


running time:

93 minutes est.


In pre-production



Production Designer


WINTER ISLAND

directed by Tony Doupé

written by Christopher John Taylor & Clark Coffey

running time:

86 minutes est.


in post-production, 2022



Production Designer

Art Director


SUBMERGENT

directed by Jon M. Wilson

written by Jon M. Wilson & Allan B. Hill


running time:

22 minutes est.


in post-production 2022



Producer

Production Designer

Score Arrangement

website


MRS. WAKEFIELD

written & directed by Michael Judkins

theatrical play

March 2022


Prop Designer


LONEY GIRL

written & directed by Michael Judkins


running time:

17 minutes, est.


now in principal photography

March - April 2022


Production Designer


COMING OUT FOR LOVE

created & directed by Nicole Conn

television series

in post-production 2022


Production Designer

website


The Souls of Black Pebbles

written & directed by Anthony Green

feature-length


now streaming, 2022


Production Designer

Producer

Crowdfunding Manager

Wardrobe

Prop Master


The Woman in the Room

written & directed by Alex Leas

based on a short story by Stephen King

running time: 30 minutes est


Now Screening in Festivals, worldwide


Director of Photography

Production Designer

Producer


website

The Hunger of Forgotten Memories


Two women find themselves on opposing sides of a viral outbreak that ravages the short-term memory. One night, they share accommodations and learn they may have more in common than meets the eye.


An audio experience

Based on the short story by C. L. Taylor which first appeared on Roulette

post-production



The Wild Reach

When a young indigenous woman wakes to find her mother has died in the night leaving her alone, houseless, and starving on the outskirts of Camden, she must face her first rite of passage, alone.


An audio experience based on the short story by C. L. Taylor

Narrated by Christopher Moncrieffe

in production, 2022


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