Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor

Year

2018

Program

Bell Media Prime Time TV Program

Biography

Heather Taylor is a writer, director and co-founder of the creative studio, Cereal Made. She has developed shorts, web series and features – both narrative and documentary – and graduated with a Masters in Screenwriting from City University, London. After living in Canada and the U.K., Taylor now calls New York home. Her career highlights include her first feature film script, The Last Thakur, which premiered at the London International Film Festival; her sci-fi web series, Raptured, which had over one million views and is being developed into a TV series; and Stitched, her award-winning horror short, which played at festivals internationally. Taylor has also developed branded content programs with organizations such as The Economist and the BBC and brands such as IKEA, PayPal, Microsoft, IBM, Nespresso, RBC, Samsung and UN Women. Her proudest moment came after the London riots, when she amassed more than 500 people in South London to clean their streets. This group, branded the Broom Army, hit front pages around the world and resulted in Taylor receiving a Local Heroes award. Currently, she is working on her second feature film, ROT, with New York-based BullMoose Pictures, and her latest horror short, Pay To Stay, will play festivals in 2019.

Which TV show’s writing room do you wish you could have been a part of and why?

"Twilight Zone. Hands down. It’s one of my biggest influences and opened my mind on how to use genre as a vehicle for social commentary."