Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Known For: Editing · Gender: Male

41 Movies

Biography

Michael Taylor is a film producer and also the former (2004–2014) Chairman of the Division of Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Taylor is a producer of theatrical and television films. He began his career as a Motion Picture Executive at United Artists Corporation, and served as UA’s European Head of Production based in London. Among other honors, he is the recipient of the Emmy Award, the Fourteenth Annual Genesis Award for Outstanding Feature Film, the National Board of Review Award for Top Independent Film, The Variety/EDI $100 Million Award, and is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Taylor is also the Founder of the University of Southern California's Media Institute for Social Change (USCMISC) at the School of Cinematic Arts. USCMISC is a nonprofit organization of industry professionals who use cinema to create an awareness of social issues and inspire positive actions throughout the world.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Nine Days

Nine Days

9
2020
A man is interviewing people for a chance to be born.

2019.

4 Movies
The Farewell

The Farewell

6
2019
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own il...
CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS (Part 1)

CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS (Part 1)

2019
"CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS (Part 1)" is the first installment in a five-part project of experimental and hybrid-form short films contemplating a second American civil war via lyrical nonfiction, mi...
Skin

Skin

6
2019
A man who was raised by racist skinheads and hated by white supremacists is helped to transform his life by a black activist and the woman he loves.
The Mountain

The Mountain

2019
America in the 1950s. Andy has been in the shadow of his father since his mother was imprisoned. A family friend. Wallace Fiennes uses a young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocati...

2018.

1 Movie
A Kid Like Jake

A Kid Like Jake

2018
Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for their four-year-old son, Jake. Jake's preschool director encourages them to accentuate Jake's gender expansive behavior to help him stand out. As Alex and Gre...

2017.

4 Movies
Free In Deed

Free In Deed

2017
When a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, this lonely minister is forced to confront the seemingly incurable illness of the child. His own demons as well. Things seem to spiral ...
Youth in Oregon

Youth in Oregon

2017
A man is tasked with driving his father-in-law cross country to be legally euthanized in Oregon in order to help him rediscover a reason for living.
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

2017
After their mother is jailed, two sisters turn to train robbery to support their family.
Walking Out

Walking Out

1
2017
A city teen travels to Montana to go hunting with his father, only for the trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a bear.

2016.

2 Movies
White Girl

White Girl

2016
The summer months in New York City. A college girl is in love with a guy. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to extreme lengths to get him back.
Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

6
2016
A few days before Christmas in 1970, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn in order to be deputized into the Bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs by the President himself.

2015.

3 Movies
The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

2015
The 200 women are from Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
Entertainment

Entertainment

2015
The film is set in the desert and follows a broken down comedian as he travels to Los Angeles to meet his daughter.
The Missing Girl

The Missing Girl

2015
The story of a comic book shop owner and a graphic novelist is told in The Missing Girl. The discovery that it's never too late for late bloomers is part of the story.

2014.

4 Movies
I Believe in Unicorns

I Believe in Unicorns

2014
It follows the journey of an imaginative teenage girl who runs away from home with an older punk rock drifter, but not even unicorns can save her now.
Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent

2014
Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters interrupt them.
The Maid's Room

The Maid's Room

2014
Drina, a young immigrant working as a live-in maid for a wealthy Long Island family, finds herself entangled in the family's web of dark secrets once she begins to suspect her employer's son has commi...
Love Is Strange

Love Is Strange

10
2014
After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family t...

2013.

3 Movies
Hateship Loveship

Hateship Loveship

5.67
2013
A father who is recovering from an addiction is in love with his nanny.
Stranger Things

Stranger Things

5.5
2013
Oona, a recent graduate in anthropology, has returned to her dead mother’s seaside cottage in southern England to prepare it for sale. Her arrival disturbs Mani, a wary vagrant who has been squatting ...
House of Dust

House of Dust

2
2013
College students exploring an abandoned insane asylum accidentally shatter canisters holding the cremains of former mental patients. They're possessed by the souls once held within them when they brea...

2012.

2 Movies
The Comedy

The Comedy

2012
Unlike his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Price Check

Price Check

2012
A middle aged, middle class former music industry executive with a stay at home wife and son is working at a supermarket. When a new high energy boss enters the company, she increases his fortunes and...

2011.

3 Movies
Lost Bohemia

Lost Bohemia

2011
For over a century, Carnegie Hall rented affordable studio apartments atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants such as Marlon Brando, Paddy Chayefsky and Isadora Duncan. As a privileged tenant, ...
Think of Me

Think of Me

2011
A single mother in Las Vegas has to decide what she's willing to give up in order to survive.
The Tested

The Tested

2011
Three people are on different paths because of a tragedy.

2010.

1 Movie
The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

2010
A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.

2009.

2 Movies
Against the Current

Against the Current

2009
A man with an urgent calling enlisted two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.
A Dog Year

A Dog Year

6
2009
Jon is tired. He's a writer with writer's block, his wife has left for her sister, and he rarely answers his phone. The border collie he was sent was undisciplined because of abuse. Despite a number o...

2008.

1 Movie
The Order of Myths

The Order of Myths

2008
In 2007 Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras is celebrated... and complicated. Following a cast of characters, parades, and parties across an enduring color line, we see that beneath the surface of pageantry l...

2007.

1 Movie
Blackbird

Blackbird

2007
In 1990s New York City, teen runaway Froggy is caught in the throes of heroin addiction as she falls in love with a war veteran. The couple finds comfort in each other, but they are already in a downw...

2006.

1 Movie
Day Night Day Night

Day Night Day Night

2006
A girl is about to become a suicide bomber. She speaks with a nondescript American accent. She has made her decision and we don't know why.

2004.

2 Movies
Homework

Homework

2004
Sara, a young ballet dancer, drifts through boredom as a constrained classical dancer until she meets Jean, a West African plumber from the opposite side of town with natural simplicity and freedom in...
Chrystal

Chrystal

2004
After a devastating accident that took the life of his only son and permanently injured his wife, Joe finally comes home and tries to redeem himself.

2001.

1 Movie
3 A.M.

3 A.M.

2001
The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. The stories in this film are centered on the lives of individual taxi drivers as they r...

1999.

1 Movie
Julien Donkey-Boy

Julien Donkey-Boy

6
1999
Pearl is pregnant, Chris is a wrestler, and the German father is depressed.

1998.

1 Movie
Yukie

Yukie

1998
Yukie is a romance story about an American veteran (Bo Swenson) of the Korean War veteran and his undying love for a beautiful Japanese nurse named Yukie (Mitsuko Baisho) who marries him despite her p...

1993.

1 Movie
Guns of Dragon

Guns of Dragon

1993
A HK cop comes to New York City to try and patch things up with his estranged wife, only to find that the criminal that made his life hell in Hong Kong has also come to the States.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Stranger with a Camera

Stranger with a Camera

A troubled American teen is stranded in Northern Ireland when her father is arrested for an IRA related murder. Teaming up with her cousin, they dig into the past of their family.
Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

A remake of the Austrian cult hit of the same name.
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