Named in 2014 by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business, Taylor Steele is an award-winning director and producer. He broke new ground at the young age of seventeen with the release of the surf film ‘Momentum’. This led to the establishment of his own production company named ‘Poor Specimen’. Over the next two decades he went on to direct and produce over forty bestselling titles, starring the world's best surfers and musicians.
Taylor's travel and surf documentaries have garnered numerous awards and accolades. These include a showcase at the National Geographic headquarters and the 2010 Maui Film Festival's prestigious Beacon Award. In addition Castles in the Sky, the follow up film to Sipping Jetstreams, won the audience choice award for Most Visionary Documentary.
Taylor strives to make films that in his words “evoke the feeling of a memory, yet have the sense that they’re happening right now.” That sensibility is imprinted on all his work, from his cutting-edge surf films to his recent spots for Corona. For Taylor, capturing any lifestyle driven film is about finding both the honesty and beauty of that ‘world’. It’s that aesthetic that’s made his move into advertising a seamless transition.
Recently working as the Creative Director of Corona for Australia, he now focuses on commercial directing. This includes for numerous international brands, music productions and art collaborations. Some of which have featured at the Gagosian Gallery NY and the Venice Biennale.
Currently in the works is also the development of his first feature film, under his ever-evolving production company ‘Sipping Jetstreams Media’ and the release of his first music collaboration as acting producer for band MT WARNING.