I’m Taylor Stanton. I’m a director & writer best known for my stop-motion and documentary work.
My films have played in over 30 festivals, including the Austin, Aspen Shorts, Hot Springs, Nantucket, and the New Orleans Film Festivals. My newest short, The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley, has currently taken home 6 awards in animation, documentary and “Best of Fest” categories.
In addition to directing and writing, I have freelanced as a cinematographer for numerous artists and companies. These include projects for Global Citizen, SAP, Teach For America and the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York, for whom I co-directed a stop-motion retelling of The Flying Dutchman that premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center. For Girl Scouts USA, I created a series of stop-motion social media videos titled, “Cookie-Worthy Moments”, that re-enacted pop culture events using thin mints and samoas. Those videos frequently doubled the brand’s typical view counts, and were featured on Adweek.com and ESPN’s on-air coverage of the 2014 World Cup.
I have also gaffed projects for Barnes & Noble, Google, and Equinox, as well as the first season of The CW’s new reality show Ready, Set, Pet!. Additionally, I have conducted lighting workshops for Marywood University and Global Citizen’s internal video team.
Originally from metro-Detroit, I studied screenwriting at the University of Michigan and frequently collaborate with my twin brother, film composer William Stanton.
Want to know more or work together? Please check out my contact page.