Lana Taylor is a sixteen-year-old filmmaker studying Cinematic Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a director, cinematographer, editor, screenwriter and playwright.
Lana was born in Decatur, Georgia where it became clear to family and friends early on that she had a distinct talent for storytelling and creating things. Upon moving to Florida, she made her way into the local magnet school program for the arts.
Along with filmmaking, Lana enjoys writing and directing stage plays and choreographing dance routines. She is a reader of books and an avid playwright. She first wrote Spoiled Milk and Burnt Cookies, a Christmas play, by hand with copious notes and extreme details. Complete with drawings of costumes and the set design. The play ran last holiday season in Jacksonville under her direction.
Lana enjoys writing on a regular basis. She is readily exploring different genres of cinema, enjoying the process of learning how to create different types of films. She is focused on studying and is not set on sticking to one genre.
FEMALE RISING AWARD
All American High School Film Festival (2018)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards (2018)
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (2018)
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY PRO-ACTION
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (2019)
STUDENT SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Olympus Film Festival (2019)
MOST INSPIRING DOCUMENTARY
The American Youth Film Festival (2019)