Brian Taylor (filmmaker)

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Brian Taylor
Other names Taylor
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer, camera operator
Years active 2002–present

Brian Taylor is an American film director, screenwriter, camera operator, and producer. He is best known for frequently collaborating with Mark Neveldine as Neveldine/Taylor.

Life and Career[edit]

Taylor attended the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood and began his career as a cinematographer, working on an independent film and low-budget shorts. In the early 2000s, Taylor united with Mark Neveldine, both becoming known for their engineering skills as cinematographers and camera operators. They invented "The Roller Dolly," and immediately submitted it for a patent.[1] The hand-built device allows the duo to use rods to carry cameras and rollerblade simultaneously.

In February 2012 Taylor signed a seven-figure deal with Sony Pictures to write and direct a film adaptation of the Twisted Metal video game series. It would have been his first feature without his partner Mark Neveldine. As of 2016, the film has not been produced.

In February 2016 Taylor was announced as the solo writer-director of the horror-thriller Mom and Dad, to star Nicolas Cage, with whom he worked on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.[2]


Year Title Notes
2003 Biker Boyz Visual effects artist
2006 Crank Director, screenwriter, camera operator
2008 Pathology Producer, screenwriter, camera operator
2009 Crank: High Voltage Director, screenwriter
Kid Revolver[3] Executive producer, short film
2010 Jonah Hex Screenwriter
2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Director
2017 Mom and Dad Director, screenwriter


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