Taylor, 2020
Production design, Short film

Taylor is a 16 year old schoolboy from London, living in a small flat with his single-parent mum. Lonely, frustrated and lacking direction in life, he finds himself striking up an unlikely friendship with the postman, Alex. After witnessing Alex expertly confront Taylor’s school bullies, Taylor persuades Alex to teach him how to box.

But following an explosive misunderstanding between the two new friends, Taylor then sets out on a spiral of destruction, alienating the few supportive people he has in his life. Determined to turn a corner and make amends, Taylor summons up the courage to attend an LGBT boxing night at Alex’s gym. To his relief, Alex is there waiting for him, their argument forgotten. Gradually, Taylor’s Mum sees her boy starting to shine.

‘Taylor’ is an uplifting and life-affirming coming-of-age film about friendship, acceptance, and having pride in who you are.

Cast: Bobbie Stallwood, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Kellie Shirley

Director: Isaac Tomiczek
Producer: Dominique Bolton
1st AD: Anna Saracka
DOP: Catherine Derry
Focus Puller: Ilaria Fluvio
Gaffer: Kevin Gardner
2nd AC: Sam Loane, Olly Hallam
Steadicam: Domenico Palomba
Sound recordist: Ben Adams
Fights director: Ronin Taynor
Production designer: Rana Fadavi
Art assistant: Max Stranger
Costume designer: Emma Clark
HMU: Marianne Wilmer
Supporting artists: Peter Wilkinson, Phoenix Martins, Elle Jones, Sarah Zannath, Lucia Banks, Raquel Anderson, James White, Leila Mcquaid