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 served as a screener for the Portland Film Festival in 2018 and in 2019 will serve as a mentor filmmaker for the Indie Memphis Youth Film Festival CrewUP program.
Kyle is currently developing his first feature, and Patrick is his 17th short film.
Director’s Choice Award for Patrick - Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, 2018
Embark Program Graduate • New Memphis Institute, 2016
Outstanding Achievement for a Graduate Student • Savannah College of Art and Design, 2014
Best Graduate Director for The Neighborhood • Savannah College of Art and Design, 2014
Best Graduate Film for The Neighborhood • Savannah College of Art and Design, 2014
Outstanding Student in Mass Communications • Freed-Hardeman University, 2011