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Jef Taylor is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals worldwide; including Sundance, the Independent Film Festival of Boston, Nashville, Guanejuato, HollyShorts, and Sao Paulo. He received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at VisionFest NY for his short film COVERAGE, and was named Best Editor as a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His film After You Left screened as an Official Selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was named Best Dramatic Short at the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. Most recently, Jef released the first season of ADULTS - an original series he wrote, directed, edited, and acted in. 

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Narrative

  • Adults [2017] Original Series :: Dir. Jef Taylor 
    –Editor/Director/Actor–
  • Boneshaker [2016] Narrative Short :: Dir. Geoff Bailey 
    –Editor–
  • COVERAGE (slow) [2015] Experimental Feature :: Dir. Jef Taylor 
    –Editor/Director–
  • Fear of Extinction [2014] Narrative Short :: Chiller Network 
    –Editor–
  • Winners [2013] Narrative Short :: Dir. Ryan Dickie 
    –co-Editor–
  • Jack Heart Jump [2013] Narrative Short :: Dir. Sean Parker 
    –Editor–
  • Dwellings Close [2012] Narrative Feature :: Black Hallow Films
    –EDITOR–
  • I Heart Staten Island [2012] Narrative Short :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    –Editor/Director/Producer–
  • Spilt Milk [2011] Narrative Short :: Zero Point Films
    –EDITOR–
  • Girls Who Smoke [2011] Narrative Short :: Blue Turn Productions 
    –Editor–
  • After You Left [2010] Narrative Short :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    +Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival, 2011
    +Best Dramatic Short – Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, 2011
    -EDITOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER–
  • Goldstar, Ohio [2010] Narrative Short :: Dir. Michael Tisdale
    –EDITOR–
  • The Hanukkah Heist [2009] Narrative Short :: Dir. Adam Dunlap
    +Best Editor – SCADemy Awards, 2009
    –EDITOR–
  • COVERAGE [2008] Narrative Short :: Dir. Jef Taylor 
    +Outstanding Achievement in Directing – VisionFest NY, 2009
    +Best Actress – Method Fest, 2009
    –Editor/Writer/Director/Producer–
  • Fourhand [2008] Narrative Feature :: Dir. Winn Coslick
    –Associate Editor–
  • Clint Eastwood [2007] Narrative Short :: Dir. Patrick Griffin
    –Editor–
  • Suite [2007] Narrative Short :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    –EDITOR/Director/Producer–

Documentary

  • Tainted Blood [2017] Documentary Feature :: Dir. Jill Yesko
    –Editor–
  • Carolina Herrera: Refined Irreverence [2016] Documentary Short :: Dir. Ryan Dickie
    –Editor–
  • The New York Times - 36 Hours in Cartagena [2014] Travel Documentary :: One Glass Productions
    –Editor–
  • Vogue - Zac Posen #followme [2014] Fashion Documentary :: Mustache Agency
    –Editor–
  • Girls Can [2014] Interview Series Pilot :: The Goods / Starfish Media
    –Editor–
  • Dear Buddha [2014] Reality Series :: One Glass Productions
    –Editor–
  • How Are You So Sexy [2013] Reality Series :: One Glass Productions 
    –Editor (12 episodes)–
  • The Four Seasons of the Master Myth [2013] Documentary Feature :: Dir. Roland Rose 
    –Editor–
  • Woman v. Workout [2012] Reality Series :: One Glass Productions 
    –Editor (10 episodes)–
  • The Montauk Group [2011] Television Pilot :: Dir. Gary Swanson
    –EDITOR–
  • Voices [2010] Documentary Short :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    –EDITOR/Director–
  • BVG/APR [2009] Corporate Documentary :: MbD Productions
    –Editor/Director/Producer–
  • Faster Pastor [2008] Documentary Short :: Dir. Adam Farrell
    –Post Production Supervisor–
  • The Skinny [2007] Documentary Short :: Dir. Brandi Kaseta
    –EDITOR/Sound Designer–
  • 분실 – 발견하는 [2007] Video Installation :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    –Editor/Sound Designer/Director–

Music/Reels/Promos

  • The Food Network [2015-2016] Social Media Content (various) :: Scripps Networks
    –Editor–
  • About the James Beard Foundation [2014] Promo/Sizzle :: Linton Media 
    –Editor–
  • Michael Aram Jewelry [2014] Promotional Film & BTS :: Mustache Agency
    –Editor–
  • Wired – Gadget Lab [2014] Promos :: One Glass Productions 
    –Editor–
  • Venus in Fur [2013] Theatre Promo :: Transient Pictures
    –Editor–
  • Vogue – Behind the Scenes of Fashion's Night Out [2012] Sizzle Reel :: 1000%
    –Editor–
  • NICKCASEY – All That You Are [2012] Music Video
    –Editor–
  • Performance 2054 [2012] Sizzle Reel :: Dir. Ryan Dickie
    –Editor–
  • NICKCASEY – Ace Hotel [2011] Promo :: Dir. Jef Taylor
    –Editor/director–
  • Flow Society [2011] Promo :: Bang Bang New York
    –Editor–
  • NICKCASEY – Bandages & Medicine [2010] Music Videos :: Dir. Jef Taylor & Michael Tisdale
    –Editor/Director/Producer–
  • NICKCASEY – Live at the Living Room [2010] Concert Video :: Dir. Jef Taylor & Michael Tisdale
    –Editor/director–

CLIENT LIST

  • MTV / British Airways / Vogue / HGTV / Sony Pictures / Soho House / Girl Scouts of America / Wham City / Snippies / Google / Transient Pictures / Proctor & Gamble / The Broadview Group / NICKCASEY / The Auteur Tribe / One Glass Video / 1000% / Conde Nast / Johnson & Johnson / Howcast Media / Amazon / Virgin America / Microsoft / Mustache Agency / Wired / The Food Network / HGTV

Awards/Honors

  • Official Judge – New York No Limits Film Festival
    New York, NY, 2012
  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 
    After You Left, 2011
  • Best Dramatic Short – Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
    After You Left, 2011
  • Outstanding Achievement in Directing – Visionfest NY
    COVERAGE, 2009
  • Best Editor – SCADemy Awards
    The Hanukkah Heist, 2009
  • Official Judge – 29th EVVY Awards
    Boston, MA, 2010

Festivals

  • Sundance / Guanajuato / Sao Paolo / Nashville / Heartland / Cleveland / Thess Short Film Festival / Phoenix / Visionfest NY / HollyShorts / Ventura / IFF Boston / The Method Fest / Silhouette Short Film Festival / Short Film Festival of Lille / San Antonio / NewFilmmakers New York / Sintetiza Short Film Festival / L'hybride / New York No Limits / CineKink / Bahamas / Thess Short Film Festival / Sunscreen / Fort Myers / Detroit Windsor / Berlin Porn Film Festival Berlin / The Indie Gathering / Beloit / Curtas Villa do Conde / GI Film Festival / Northside / FilmGym Screening Series