DIRECTOR: Josh Taft
JOSH TAFT is a Seattle based director. He has directed numerous award winning commercials and global campaigns for Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, Nissan, Gatorade and many others.
Josh has created TV shows for MLS, ESPN and Fox Sports. He has filmed in more than 60 countries and he is a graduate of NYU Film School. Josh’s career began as a pioneer in the early years of MTV. He has directed music videos for Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Cypress Hill and Tribe Called Quest.
He has won awards for his work from MTV, The Clio’s and Billboard Magazine, as well as the coveted Cannes Golden Lion. Recently, he is proud to have completed Alive & Well: a feature length documentary about Huntington’s Disease. Currently, Josh is at work on an international soccer film highlighting the extraordinary and passionate fanaticism that is sure to be demonstrated at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
PRODUCER: Kate Bayley
KATE BAYLEY is a Seattle-based actor and producer. A graduate of Atlantic Acting Conservatory, her production credits include Your Sister’s Sister and a series of fund-raising films for non-profit organizations, including HDSA, Stewardship Partners, CCFA and The Bezos Family Foundation. Kate produced and starred in the short-film, Down the Shore.
Additional on-film appearances include Transamerica, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, NYC Serenade and The Off Hours.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Tadd Sackville-West
TADD SACKVILE-WEST started his film career shooting outdoor still photography for commercial snowboard and skateboard publications. His focus evolved into motion film and he made the transition to shooting snowboarding movies. From there, he followed a path to a career in documentary and commercial film work.
Commercial credits include campaigns for Nike, Cadillac, Jeep, Old Navy, Rainer Beer. Tadd is the Director of Photography on the Marco Collins documentary and two other documentary films currently in production.