Alex
Taylor

Director and writer for film and television

Alex Taylor’s debut feature film - SPACESHIP (BFI, BBC FILMS, CREATIVE ENGLAND) was released in the UK and the US in 2017.

It stars Tallulah Haddon (Taboo, Living and the Dead), Lara Peake (How to Talk to Girls at Parties) and Alexa Davies (Raised by Wolves).

When a cybergoth teenager appears to have been victim of an alien abduction in outer suburbia, her friends journey into the unknown to try and find her.

**** ’Magical’ - EVENING STANDARD

**** ‘a psychotropic teenage daydream of a film’ - TOTAL FILM

‘totally fresh and original’ - SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 

‘A day-glo fever dream of a movie’ - SCREEN DAILY

**** ’a daring journey into younghood’ - THE UPCOMING

‘profoundly powerful’ - DIVA MAGAZINE

Winning a Special Jury Prize at SXSW 2010 and five other international awards with his first short film Kids Might Fly, all of Alex Taylor’s work has premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and been nominated and won various awards.

Based in London but strongly influenced by American indie directors such as Harmony Korine and Larry Clark, Alex has forged his own distinctive style which stands out as a striking new voice in contemporary British cinema.

He is in development with the BFI on his second feature film, and is also available for drama pilots and series work.

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Film

Writer & Director 

Producer Olivier Kaempfer
Parkville Pictures / BFI
In Development
Spaceship
Feature Film
Producer Nicola Bowen and Olivier Kaempfer
Starring
  • Antti Reini
  • Alexa Davies
  • Harry Pellow-Jarvis
  • Lara Peake
  • A girl fakes her own alien abduction and disappears, leaving her father to search for her in a strange teenage world of unicorns and black holes.


    BFI / BBC Films / Creative England

    Upon finding out that she will be moving to a school for "special kids", a nine-year-old girl becomes obsessed with the idea of turning into a robot.

    Seaweed Films
    Producer Hsinyi Liu

    An alien-obsessed teenaged girl looks for happiness with a boy who dresses as an assassin. 

    Seaweed Films
    Producer Hsinyi Liu

    Two fanatical Eastern European girls come to East London to prepare for Jesus' return, by performing a 'homemade' exorcism on a tortoise that listens to death heavy metal.

    Seaweed Films
    Kids Might Fly
    Special Jury Prize, SXSW
    Short
    Producer Rachel Swindale and Hsinyi Liu

    An off-beat portrait of kids living in East London.

    Seaweed Films