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 including the Nashville Film Festival, Indie Memphis, and the Bushwick Film Festival, among others. Kyle is currently developing his first feature, and SOUL MAN is his 18th short film.
In 2019, SOUL MAN won Best Hometowner Narrative Short at the Indie Memphis Film Festival and was the Runner-up in the Hammer To Nail Fall Short Film Contest.
MFA in Film and Television Production - Concentration in Film Directing/Screenwriting
2011 – 2014
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 SOUL MAN (2019), PATRICK (2018) and THE BUTCHER (2017).