Fascinated by imaginative storytelling, Brek Taylor has directed and produced, over the last fifteen years, in theatre, television and film for BBC, C4, BFI and Capital of Culture. She now works as a film director and producer for independent and commercial productions.
Brek originally trained as a ballet dancer before moving into production. Career highlights so far have included; writing, directing and producing her first play at 19 and taking it to the Edinburgh Festival, online editing 65 x1 hour documentaries for National Geographic’s “Explorer’s Journal”, working with 55 countries to deliver a 24 hour international Shakespeare theatre event and premiering her first feature film “Island” at the Glasgow International Film Festival.
Most recently she directed and produced the humourous coming of age short film “Elsie, Prince of Denmark” to showcase her latest creative skills and celebrate her 100th production of a short film. Prior to that she produced the Britvic J2O Campaign for TH_NK Agency working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and spoken word artist James Massiah to creative 20 new pieces of work and and digital marketing films.
Brek also co-directed and produced the critically acclaimed feature film “Island”, a poetic thriller starring Colin Morgan, Natalie Press and Janet McTeer distributed by Soda Pictures and sold internationally by Anderson Media. She is currently embarking on her second feature, a romantic comedy called “My Moscow Miseducation” to shoot later this year and developed with support from the BFI and produced by Rooks Nest Entertainment.
Brek’s feature film experience started in the S16mm cutting room of Tony Palmer on the “Kindness of strangers” and has included development work at Outpost/@Radical Media, “Brothers Grimm” and “The Infidel”.
In 2005 Brek set up Tailormade Productions with Clare Tinsley and Elizabeth Mitchell to make imaginative and compelling productions through collaboration with a broad range of artists. Productions include the live action and puppetry love story “Ruth’s Tooth” with Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop, the Film London-funded “Dead Bird” with sound designer Scanner and “Recruitment Stars” with the Gilded Balloon.
Passionate to pass on what she has learnt through her production and directing experience, Brek has worked as Executive Producer for “London Calling” for Film London and the BFI to support outstanding short film-making talent. She has devised and delivered script to screen training and produced over 100 short films.