Brian Taylor (filmmaker)

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Brian Taylor
Other namesTaylor
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer, camera operator
Years active2002–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.


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 2017, Taylor had the solo writer-director duties on the horror comedy film, Mom and Dad.[2] The film starred Nicolas Cage, with whom he had worked on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, as well as Selma Blair and Anne Winters.[3][4] The film was released in theaters on January 19, 2018.[5]


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[6] Executive producer, short film
2010 Jonah Hex Screenwriter
2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Director
2017–2018 Happy! Director, screenwriter
2017 Mom and Dad Director, screenwriter


  1. ^ "Brian Taylor - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (February 12, 2016). "Berlin: Nicolas Cage Starring in Horror-Thriller 'Mom and Dad'". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 12, 2016). "Nicolas Cage Reunites With 'Ghost Rider' Helmer On Horror Thriller 'Mom And Dad' – Berlin". Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (June 22, 2016). "Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair Starring in Thriller 'Mom and Dad'". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Miska, Brad (November 9, 2017). "'Mom and Dad' Turns Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair Into Maniacs". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Brian Taylor". IMDb.

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