Nils Taylor

| March 19, 2013

Chapman University

Nils Taylor

Nils Taylor began making films when he was in high school. Since then, he has traveled and lived in numerous places throughout the world, writing and shooting films as he goes along.
He attended Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where his student films earned acclaim on the film festival circuit. His film The Fighting Kind was awarded the Hatchfest Groundbreaker Award, where he was lauded as “the real deal” by director Jon Amiel (Entrapment, The Singing Detective). The film continued to become official selection at festivals throughout the world.

Nils lives in Los Angeles and is developing several feature film projects.

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The Fighting Kind

The Fighting Kind

A man with a dark past returns home to make his sister an unwelcome offer. A short film by Nils Taylor.

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