Heather Taylor is an award-winning writer, director and founder of Red on Black Productions. She has written short films, web series and features, as well as directed and produced shorts, documentaries and music videos. After living in Canada and the UK, Heather now calls New York home.
Heather graduated with a Masters in screenwriting from City University, London. While in London she was 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 writing in 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 most recent award winning short, which she wrote and directed and is currently playing at festivals around the US.
Heather is currently working on her second feature film with New York-based Small Media XL and continues to develop transmedia content programs with organizations such as The Economist and the BBC and brands such as Ikea, PayPal, Microsoft, Nespresso, Aetna, and Bank of America.
Her proudest social media 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. Her twitter handle is: @HeatherATaylor