Drew Taylor

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From an early age, Drew Taylor had a great love and appreciation for film. When he was just 16 years old, he created his very first short animated film in Adobe Flash, and knew from then on that this was the industry his passion belonged to. Eager to start on his film career, Drew chose to sacrifice a summer of fun, for summer school classes in order to graduate from Freeport High School one year early, and he did so with an advanced regent’s diploma. From there, he studied at 5 Towns College and throughout his college career, made connections with fellow students and faculty and took on great endeavors. Drew participated in the school’s annual film festival and was nominated in two categories, taking home the award for Best Editing for his film “Speechless.” In his next semester, Drew decided his best decision would be to branch out into the world and leave Five Towns; and in doing so, many opportunities arrived. Drew began editing hip-hop videos for such artists as Jadakiss, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz and others; he also animated the music video for “House of Flying Daggers” by Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon, which was ranked #1 in TIME Magazine's "Best Videos of 2009." In 2011 Drew also worked as a camera operator at the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert. Along with editing music videos, he also worked with a marketing agency creating and editing videos for clients including Jet Blue, Claritin, Arm & Hammer, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. In 2012, Drew began working with Indian TV network, Jus Punjabi, and he’s also co-edited the television show and created motion graphics for famous pastor, Donnie McClurkin. He began working at a PR/News firm in New York City in 2013 as a Multimedia Producer and has since worked on projects for General Motors, Volkswagen, Bud Light, HBO, and other Fortune 500 companies. Drew has since been able to direct a commercial for the video game, Battlefield 4; as well as direct two spec commercials for the annual Doritos SuperBowl contest. In the beginning of 2015, Drew co-directed a short film entitled "The White: I'm Not Alone" as part of a contest for The Hobbit Fan Challenge and be out the other contestant for the #1 spot in the US Competition.