Swiss born American cinematographer/filmmaker, Gareth Taylor grew fond of pictures at an early age. Raised primarily on the old continent he retains strong European ties and speaks French, German and Italian. Even though his American roots are based on the east coast, he now lives in Los Angeles.
Gareth's credits include a vast number of feature films, music videos, documentaries, commercials, shorts, live events and corporate videos. Over the years he has also taken time off to travel and discover parts of Africa, Asia and South America. More recently he enjoyed the opportunity of working in Colombia and Mexico shooting a music video and a series of commercials.
For Gareth the most important and satisfying aspect of practicing his craft is to connect with people. Art offers a profound way to share and communicate ideas, feelings and emotions.
Name: Gareth Taylor
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Cinematographer and Camera Operator
Film (Short and Family) Cinematographer A father teaches his son about the harsh realities of being a black man in a new and inventive way.
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The Secret Lives of Teachers
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Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse
Film (Adventure and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A struggling comedy duo discovers that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, the unprepared couple pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. Accompanied by their trusty dog Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel, the duo must struggle against the mundane realities of the collapse of civilization while retaining their decency and rationality as the rest of humanity starts getting really, really weird. Written by Diani & Devine Productions
Quincy Jones: Burning the Light
TV Movie (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Quincy Jones was an aspiring L.A. stand-up comic, working the requisite barista job while at one point meeting a goal of doing 1,000 gigs in one year. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015. He's undergoing chemotherapy and has a year to live, say doctors. A pair of comic friends (Nicole Blaine and her husband, Burning The Light director Mickey Blaine), knowing that Jones' final wish was to have his own hour-long stand-up special, set up a Kickstarter to raise the estimated $5,000 budget. After the story was picked up by Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show, they raised 10 times that amount. DeGeneres helped Jones' special, Burning The Light, secure a spot on HBO. The widely seen clip of him getting the news is here, in case you want a good cry. Written by Watch_Movies
Making of the LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar
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Country Road 12
Film (Short, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer A young man picks up a mysterious woman who's been in a car accident on a deserted road.
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After the Rain
Film (Drama) Cinematographer The mental and emotional trials of a young man suffering from terminal cancer, and the loved ones he will ultimately leave behind. The dynamics of love earned, life to be lived, and dreams shattered are explored as the strength of a few is tested in a very real story about letting go. "Only when you learn to let go, does the beauty of life and everything in it reveal itself." Written by Roy Vongtama
Film (Documentary) Cinematographer In Waziristan, "one of the most dangerous places on earth", Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban - disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom.
Fruit Ninja Live!
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Film (Short and Action) Cinematographer Skylar (the Good) is embroiled in love affairs. El Chico Malo (the Bad) shoots a young boy for opening his mail and insists on going to church to pray. Boris Oxnard (the Ugly) shoots a cat because it irritates him and he tells Max to use his charms on Skylar to find out more about the Empress Diamond.
Eye of the Empress: Playing Pool
Film (Short and Action) Cinematographer Skylar and Max are playing a game of pool. Skylar discloses more information about the magical Empress Diamond to Max. The diamond was given to her by her late grandmother who tells her to keep it safe because it is a family heirloom. The grandmother tells her that the water and rain negatively affect the diamond's powers and the heat and sun enhance its powers. Skylar also has a flashback to a conversation with her father. Her father is not pleased with her adventurous and reckless lifestyle . Skylar vows to return to diamond to her father and hopes that will make him proud of her. Written by Sanjini Bhakta
Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Jump Outs pits contestants against actual elite police Jump Out Teams. Contestants must plan and move an amulet across a wasteland all while being tracked and chased by the police.
Out of the Ashes
Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Out of the ashes of war torn Eastern Congo two boys emerge with an education, an adventure and a dream.
The Engaged Life: A Day of Wedding Planning
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer A day in the life of an engaged couple, her lost in wedding planning craziness while he doesn't understand it at all.
Counting for Thunder
Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Cinematographer Counting for Thunder follows in the tradition of other films developed from one-man shows like Sling Blade and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Counting for Thunder is inspired by the three years when Phillip Irwin Cooper, unlucky in work, money and love, went home to the Gulf Coast of Alabama to help out with a family crisis. Working through his past with his complicated family, some old high school chums, and the desperate and hilarious southern characters who grace his hometown, Phillip ultimately finds his own voice as his mother is regaining hers for possibly the last time.
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Video (Short and Thriller) Cinematographer Short psychological suspense where a young woman (Rebeka Piñón-Cassidy) wakes to find herself locked in a room with no memory of how she got there, or whether she can trust Sam (Julie Bersani), the only other person locked in with her.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Lovely young Evelyn prepares for a date, but when she looks in the mirror she finds the frightening reflection of herself as an old woman.
The Park Bench
Film (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer When Emily, a librarian-to-be, is assigned to tutor Mateo, a struggling undergrad, in American Lit, they do not get along; but when the discussion turns from classics to confessions, they learn something that could change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous
The Gentleman Darks
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer When a fabled man in their rough backwoods named Gentleman calls on them, Abel & Sam nervously head out to the darks to investigate.
Life Gets in the Way
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A woman tries to pick up the pieces of a broken past and struggles with an unstable present in the big city of Los Angeles, where serious relationships are hard to find.
Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer Two young girls are looking for love, but realize their friendship means much more to them than any man that might come between them.
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer Two disgruntled movie theater Ushers decide to get even with Hollywood.
Before the Dawn
Video (Short and Adventure) Cinematographer After escaping the men who brutally murdered her sister, Caelia returns to pursue them on a quest for vengeance.
Mike India Alpha
Film (Short, Action, Drama and War) Cinematographer Michael Lyons, a Marine, is captured while on patrol in Afghanistan. Just before he's to be executed, he sees an opportunity to escape but it is not what it seems.
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer Screenwriter Brett Alan Bentman and Director Alexander Thomas Scott spin Goldilocks on it's head and re-imagine this beloved children's classic as an edge of your seat, nail biting thriller. This time, the bears are kidnappers, Goldilocks fights back, and escape gets grizzly. Jagerbar stars Lacey Hannan, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Sam Marra, and Jordan Potter. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young couple travels to a deserted town to try and find their mysterious uncle, only to discover that ghosts are real and very dangerous.
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Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Bridge is a suspense/thriller about the repercussions of a toxic marriage between a Manhattan executive, Gary, and his suicidal wife, Meredith. When Gary takes the unsuspecting Meredith to their house in the woods to murder her, the last days of their relationship play out in a way no-one suspects, and both may just get what they have been wishing for. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") is back in action as a washed-up superhero trying to get his life back on the rails in this gritty short film.
Destinea, Our Island
Film (Drama) Cinematographer A woman is stranded on a deserted island with her sister's husband. Together, they must fight for their lives and against the basic laws of human nature.
Film (Romance) Director From across a crowded restaurant in a busy train station, a preoccupied businessman exchanges a glance with a lovely young woman. In an instant their connection is palpable. But his hesitation sends an unintended message and he loses his chance at finally connecting with his soul mate ... or has he?
Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.
No Shelter Here
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Cinematographer James must get his daughter back and has to prove to the world there is more to him than his past.
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Treesus for Jeesus
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TV Movie (Comedy) Cinematographer Four struggling, single suburban moms, and the pastor's wife (a sex addict) embrace a new profession: prostitution. One of the women's estranged sisters resurfaces. Fortunately for the women she steps in as their madam and steps up their clientèle. Unfortunately, juggling their johns and raising their kids proves to be as difficult as keeping their profession under wraps. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Nick Anderson, Kevin Daniels, and Tracey Green do everything together. They are the best of friends, and yet they couldn't be more different. Neighbors from adolescence, they finish each other's thoughts and sentences, joys and pains, happiness and tears. Using Nick's house as their own members only clubhouse, they escape into their own world of contentment. Yet the inevitable intrusion of others tests their stability in ways never imagined. Written by Anonymous
Wish You Were (Here)
Her (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A gritty, exposed visual poem, set to the not so nice sides of Los Angeles. In a town all about making it, this film examines the toll dreamers often find themselves paying when they first arrive in Hollywood, it asks the questions outsiders often ask, and dares to expose the industry's true colors. Inspired by mainstream pop culture, lonely visits to tourist attractions, not knowing which way to go, and the death of my grandfather, this short film (a combination of high paced, rapid Spoken Word, juxtaposed on screen text, and intense visuals) is sure to stand out and become one of next season's festival favorites. Written by Anonymous
Love: Quit or Die
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Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Layla wakes up in her bed one day with no memories of her surroundings, family, or the horrible car crash that killed her father. As she slowly tries to recover, she begins to suspect that her mother and sister may somehow be involved in his death...But can she trust herself? Written by rickylloyd_george
Shadow of Death
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Video (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Arsenio, a documented Mexican national, finds himself living the so-called American dream as a golf course foreman at an exclusive country club. Arsenio and his expecting wife, Julia strive to maintain dignity in their adoptive country while surviving in an urban landscape far from his coastal hometown in Mexico. The arrival of his undocumented brother Chino obligates him to help his brother gain employment. Arsenio's good intentions interfere with his dreams and cause unexpected consequences while at the same time, paradise begins to poke its head. The film demonstrates the fragility of our choices and raises the issue of the disposability of people in our society. And peppers it with a dimension of hope. Written by Julio Cedillo
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Film (Short and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Kenneth is going through a hard time, when he meets by chance Liza. She is prisoner from an underground organization, that does not let her any choice but to go against her natural ethic, breaking the illusion of freedom she had when she came to America. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In the Seventeenth Century, while Hungary is fighting the Turks, the population of a small village in the Carpathian Mountains faces the evil Countess Elizabeth Bathory, accused of drinking and bathing in blood of virgin women. Count Thurzo imprisons the Countess in the tower of a monastery and brings her daughter to live with him. In the present days, Keith is writing a book about Countess Elizabeth Bathory and traveling through Hungary with his friends J.J. and Kim researching her life. While trying to find the monastery, he meets the gorgeous and seductive Elizabeth, who guides the trio to the place. Keith and Elizabeth fall in love for each other, and after a car accident, they have a supernatural journey with revelations and fatalities. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sortie de secours
Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department After a first missed suicide attempt, eight young Internet users decided to meet together to end their lives at the same time. But very soon, they will be overtaken by the events and will realize what a human impact it represents to kill somebody and to be killed. Written by Thomas Buschbeck
West Hollywood La Serie
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Film (Thriller) Cinematographer A family, scorned by the loss of their son, seek guidance from a spiritual healer of whom many believe to be the reincarnation of Luke (from the Bible). Matters supersede his control when supernatural forces begin to prevail. "Rosemary's Baby" meets "The Exorcist" Written by An-Li Peters
The Comment Show
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Television (News) Cinematographer In depth interviews with the most exciting new voices in film.
California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)