Paul Taylor is a writer and director. His directorial debut, Driftwood, is a feature length film entirely devoid of dialogue, and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance 2016 Film Festival. He followed this with the short film, Succulent, which screened at the 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival and was part of Spectacle Theater’s Hidden Visions series. Kiddo, his most recent short film, screened at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival and later that year at the Tallgrass Film Festival where it was presented with the award for Outstanding Screenplay. Prior to his work as a writer and director, Paul was a cinematographer for a number of years, having shot a myriad of independent features and shorts. He resides in New York with his wife, daughter, two cats and a variety of houseplants.