Hey, I'm Taylor!

Astoria, New York

A redhead who hails from Kentucky, Taylor Coriell is a New York-based writer, director, and award-winning filmmaker with an affinity for ladycentric dramedies with heart, that explore themes of friends-as-family & “success” through a female lens.

She was a Semifinalist for Script Pipeline's 2021 TV Writing Competition, a Finalist for Catalyst Content Fest's 2019 Live Pitch Competition, and a two-time Semifinalist for the 2017 & 2018 Sundance/YouTube New Voices Labs. The first season of her digital series, You're The Pest, made a highly successful run of the 2018-2019 international festival circuit, collecting awards and nominations for Best Writing, Best Comedy, Best Acting, Best Ensemble, and Best of The Fests along the way. 

Taylor's recent projects include Always Blue, Ladylike, Ginger Bread House, Post CitrusAdulting With Jane, Step Into My Office, The Maples, Run InsRenaissancing, and We Will All Be Dead Soon

Taylor currently serves as a reader for Coverfly, and was a reader for the 2020 Nantucket Film Festival and the 2021 Women’s Weekend Film Challenge Pilot Accelerator Program, as well as a nominating judge for NJ Webfest's 2021 Fictional Podcast competition. She is a member of NYWIFT, Ghetto Film Roster, and Big Vision, Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity incubator.

On an unrelated note, Barack Obama follows Taylor on Twitter (no, for real).

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Wild Bitch

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller

After a run in with a coyote, an eerie trek in the woods leaves a reporter and a housewife forever bonded with each other... and the beast.

105%

9 days left

186 followers

Ladylike

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, History

Two society besties disguise themselves as men to sneak into The Players in NYC to meet their hero, Sarah Bernhardt, on her 1911 visit.

100%

3 days left

294 followers

The Chrononaut

New York City, New York Film Short
Documentary, Sci-Fi

America is sending the first human back in time and he's Black.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Errand

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

When a young girl hitchhiking is picked up by a middle-aged man, who ends up taking whom for a ride?

100%

This project got the green light!

As You Like It

New York City, New York Film Feature
Romantic Comedy, Experimental

When two runaway lovers are reunited in the same deserted New York City apartment, the disguised Rosalind puts Orlando's love to the test.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Death of Anne Brontë

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Drama, History

While Anne Brontë battles tuberculosis, her sister Charlotte must choose between protecting her pride or fulfilling Anne’s dying wish.

103%

This project got the green light!

ACTING LIKE WOMEN

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

In 1973, women converge on L.A. and create a new art form – feminist performance art – whose powerful imagery changes the very role of art.

104%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Oberbeck

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Sam learns her dad was a CIA agent who brutally killed a man. Now she must carry out her dad's last wish: to tell the man's family the truth

158%

This project got the green light!

PREP

New York City, New York Film Short
Experimental, Shorts Program

A bodybuilding fever dream fueled by childhood trauma, food porn and acid techno music.

80%

This project got the green light!

Month to Month

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An aimless young man wanders around Los Angeles in search of his stolen car, getting help from various friends and oddballs along the way.

107%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Doesn't Hurt: a short film

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

On a weekend away, an eleven year old girl learns bitter lessons about men, women, power, and money from her single aunt and divorced mom.

128%

This project got the green light!

Buy In

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

a charming young salesman and a strange, lonely traveler who find themselves locked in a struggle for control over their own destinies.

101%

This project got the green light!

Good Chemistry

Portland, Oregon Film Short
Comedy, Science

An 80s homage for the 21st Century: Two science majors left alone on campus for Thanksgiving discover a place where they belong.

93%

This project got the green light!

Drought

Wilmington, North Carolina Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.

114%

This project got the green light!

Blackout Cake

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Aly and Nicole are best friends. It's Aly's fourth 26th birthday ;-). And there's a f*cking heatwave.

104%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Music

Cultural misfit and aspiring dancer, Loreen, embarks on a journey of self discovery after stumbling upon an audition of a lifetime.

106%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.

81%

This project got the green light!

THE THIRD ACT

Guilford, New Haven County Film Feature
Comedy

Lola and Roxy, best friends and baby boomers, renegotiate their contracts with life and love.

87%

This project got the green light!

PRofessionals

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

An underdog PR company's last chance comes as they are hired by an entitled State Senator's daughter to win her class election.

83%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury, Connecticut Film Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - Try Love on for Size

Jersey City, New Jersey Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Prepare Yourselves Accordingly

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Laura has terminal cancer. She's 25. After deciding to die on her own terms, she will say goodbye to her loved ones in an unusual fashion.

102%

This project got the green light!

Chuck Lawson & the Night of the Invaders

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

When aliens land on Earth, ex-secret agent Chuck Lawson is called back to clear his soiled reputation by completing one final mission.

85%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland, California Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

Always A Thorn

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Crime

Two teenagers, Two police officers, stereotypes and tensions collide, who will survive?

88%

This project got the green light!

Am I Out There?

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama, Documentary

Before getting abducted by aliens for the last time, Josh makes a documentary to prove his story to the world...and say goodbye.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hyphen

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A poetic journey of memory and fantasy told through the eyes of four versions of an artist as she creates her own self-identity.

110%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

Poster Boy

San Francisco, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

In this silent comedy film, Stuart sees himself on a poster and has no idea how he got there.

116%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken, New Jersey Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

You're The Pest

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Family

Two estranged childhood friends, Alex and Marissa, unexpectedly inherit their families' extermination company in Queens.

110%

This project got the green light!

We'll Never Make It

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A young woman gets stuck on the side of the road with her autistic brother and zany Jewish grandma on the way to her mom's second wedding.

124%

This project got the green light!

Millennial Renaissance Media

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join us in illuminating the voices of millennial women and people of color through high-quality multi-media production services.

99%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles, California Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Ben & Lucy

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A lonely vampire gets a human roommate only to be confronted by his past.

81%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Way It Goes

Shawnee, Johnson County Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned.

101%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis, Indiana Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette, Louisiana Film Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

I'll Be Around

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Comedy

Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, a handful of 30-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues

82%

This project got the green light!

This Is Our Home

Media, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.

120%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Bloody Maria

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Comedy

Rival catholic school cholas must join together with supernatural powers in order to stop Lupe Velez, an evil chola spirit released in East

86%

This project got the green light!

The Business of Being a Dog

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Two doggy inventors fight the clock on an impossible deadline to get their latest dog toy to market. Balls, Bones, Business meetings.

83%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

BROTHERS

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.

108%

This project got the green light!

Imaginary Bullets

Phoenix, Arizona Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A dark modern fairy tale about imagination and what happens when it becomes reality.

152%

This project got the green light!

Cinematcher - Lights.Camera.Connect.

New York City, New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Hire and Get Hired for Film, TV and Digital Projects Instantly - globally

83%

This project got the green light!

Human Telegraphs

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Three women form a ‘human messaging’ business in NYC and get tangled in the intimate, unexpected, and hilarious lives of strangers.

91%

This project got the green light!

CASHED

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Suddenly unemployed on her 25th birthday, Jess struggles to find peace (and pot) amidst the unique obstacles of life as a Millennial in NYC.

117%

This project got the green light!

Control

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.

181%

This project got the green light!

Pair of Normals

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Music

An anxious, divorced psychic and a disheveled college dropout cross paths in NYC and struggle to put their disastrous lives back together.

80%

This project got the green light!

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