Tim Taylor is a director and independent filmmaker based In Indianapolis, Indiana, specializing in documentary-style storytelling. His latest film, Go Get Your Horn was recently awarded the Indiana Spotlight prize at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival. The documentary is a profile of the mentoring and community aspects of the jazz jam scene in Indianapolis.
Tim’s 2015 film, Citizen Teklit introduced audiences to Teklit Guzay, a young Eritrean immigrant who at age 15, under threat of death, escaped a brutal dictatorship and found his way to America. Citizen Teklit also won the Indiana Spotlight prize at the 2015 Heartland Film Festival, as well as international acclaim at the MOSTRA Festival of American Film in São Paulo, Brazil. The film will soon be available on the ShortsHD movie channel.
A 30-year veteran of advertising and marketing media, Tim also produces and directs commercials and corporate films. His career has included stops at Doner, Detroit,Tracy-Locke/DDB Needham, Dallas, and Publicis Indianapolis. Past accounts have included Pepsi, Frito-Lay brands, the Dallas Morning News, Indiana Pacers, Simon Property Group and Eli Lilly.