Kyle is an award-winning writer/director known for THE BUTCHER (2017), PATRICK (2018), and THE NEIGHBORHOOD (2014).
Company
Fond Farewell Films
Kyle Taubken is a writer/director from Memphis, TN who grew up nearby in a small town in northern Mississippi. Inspired, in part, by the personal films of the New Hollywood movement and the low budget independent films of the early 90s, Kyle made his first short film at age 20. After completing his graduate work at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014, where his thesis film (THE NEIGHBORHOOD) won four graduate film awards, including Best Graduate Director and Best Graduate Film, Kyle returned to Memphis where he continues to make films and work as a freelance videographer and editor. Kyle’s films have screened in competition at festivals worldwide including the Portland Film Festival, Indie Memphis, the Cardiff Mini Film Festival, and the Macon Film Festival. Kyle is currently developing his first feature, and PATRICK is his 17th short film.
Top 10 Finalist
Patrick
Film Prize: Memphis 2018
Memphis, TN
2018
Official Selection
Patrick
Knoxville Film Festival
Knoxville, TN
2018
Official Selection
Patrick
Indigo Moon Film Festival 2018
Fayetteville, NC
2018
Official Selection
Patrick
Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
Grenada, MS
2018
Official Selection
The Butcher
Macon Film Festival
Macon, GA
2018
Official Selection
The Butcher
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Cardiff, Wales
2018
Official Selection
The Butcher
Tupelo Film Festival
Tupelo, MS
2018
Best Cinematography
The Butcher
South Georgia Film Festival
Valdosta, GA
2018
Official Selection In Competition
The Butcher
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Memphis, TN
2017
Official Selection In Competition
The Butcher
Edinburgh Indie Film Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
2017
Official Selection In Competition
The Butcher
Portland Film Festival
Portland, OR
2017
Official Selection In Competition
The Butcher
Franklin International Independent Film Festival
Franklin, TN
2017
Best Narrtive Short
The Neighborhood
Lander Film Festival
Greenwood, South Carolina
2017
Official Selection In Competition
The Butcher
Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
Grenada, MS
2017
Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design
The Neighborhood
SCADemy Ceremony
Savannah, GA
2014
Official Selection
The Neighborhood
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Memphis, TN
2014
College
Savannah College of Art and Design
MFA in Film and Television Production - Concentration in Film Directing/Screenwriting
20112014
Current City
Memphis, TN
Gender
Male
Kyle Taubken's first film was an 8 minute found footage horror film titled "In Stitches" co-written and co-directed with long time collaborator and close friend Dewey Mason. The film was shot in rural Henderson, Tennessee, for $12 in 2008.
Kyle is an award-winning writer/director known for THE BUTCHER (2017), PATRICK (2018), and THE NEIGHBORHOOD (2014).
Company
Fond Farewell Films