Michael Taylor Jackson is a writer, director, cinephile, art lover, coffee lover and bibliophile who grew up in Northern California and has lived in Buenos Aires and Cairo. Michael now resides in NYC where he’s at work on a series of interwoven short films called Harlem Lite.
Film (short) by Kevin Chester Kuo Writer, Editor, Director, Actor, Cinematographer Objects around the house have hidden meaning for a man with perceptions.
Film (short) by Michael Taylor Jackson (Comedy) Writer, Editor, Director, Actor Two girls eat yogurt and watch hipsters pass along the street.
Film (short) by Kevin Chester Kuo (Drama and Romance) Editor, Producer, Production designer On the eve of her wedding anniversary, a woman struggles with loneliness as she awaits her husband's arrival.
Film by Andrés Andreani (Mystery) Actor The Third World War has broken out. The Earth is cut off any communication. Twenty-four people are attending a party in a house located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Everyone is hiding secrets, personal tragedies and has undisclosed goals. In a corner, there are the musical scores that complete an unfinished work from Béla Bartók, maybe the only way to save the world. Written by Cynthia García Calvo
Al-Qarafa, the City of the Dead
Film (short) by Alessandro Molatore (Documentary and History) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department Like Virgil in the Divine Comedy, Shehab a charismatic Egyptian dwarf leads us through the neglected graves of Al Qarafa, where the living co-exist with the dead.
Streets of Paradise
Film by Michael Taylor Jackson (Documentary) Writer, Editor, Director, Cinematographer Streets of Paradise is an emotionally shocking and graphic documentary about the underground lives of street dwellers in Santa Barbara, California. What makes this film unique is the outright candor and compassion of its subjects. Infused with music and told through first-hand testimonials, Streets of Paradise puts a human face on our homeless neighbors and offers a rare glimpse into their sense of community, camaraderie and abiding support of one another. Written by Michael Taylor Jackson