Heather Taylor is a writer, director and co-founder of the creative studio Cereal Made. She is an alum of the 2018/19 Bell Media Prime Time TV program (in association with ABC Signature Studios) and 2019 Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program. 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 western Canada and the UK, Heather now splits her time between New York and Toronto.
While in London, Heather attended the advanced playwriting program at the Royal Court Theatre and authored 3 poetry collections. She was also a host on Resonance FM & Sound Radio with guest slots on CKUA (Edmonton), CKUF (Victoria), BBC London Radio and Radio Canada International. Her audio mini-series “How I ended up on a Small Island” reached all corners of the globe with listeners from West Bengal to “somewhere in the Pacific” on board a ship.
Of her many projects, Heather is most proud of her first feature film script, ‘The Last Thakur’, which premiered at the London International Film Festival & had a cinematic, television and DVD release in the UK; her sci-fi web series Raptured which had over a million views and is being developed into a TV series; and Stitched, her award-winning horror short, which played at festivals around the world.
She 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 over 500 people in South London to clean their streets. This group, branded the Broom Army, hit front papers around the world and Heather was awarded a Local Heroes award for her efforts.