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Matthew Taylor is an American artist and technologist who works in film, sculpture, and photography.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia - outside of Washington D.C. – Taylor’s mother was a New York City fashion photographer and his father was a theologian and painter. These various influences, in addition to an early introduction to the works and ideas of Marcel Duchamp, allowed Taylor to construct his own ideas that led to a large body of work across numerous mediums.

Moving from his classical training in painting, drawing, art history and theory, Taylor moved into filmmaking in the late 90’s while still in art school. Starting with short concept films, digital installations, music videos and fashion films, Taylor eventually started making documentaries.

As a filmmaker, Taylor has filmed all over the world in 25 countries including Argentina, Guatemala, Poland, Italy, France, Germany, and Albania. He has conducted interviews with a range of talent such as Jeff Koons, Michel Gondry, Lech Walesa, Walter Isaacson, Vaclav Havel, Marina Abramovic, Gerard Malanga and Buzz Aldrin, along with many more.

Taylor possesses a filmmaking skill set that ranges across every aspect of film production from director of photography to editor. He enjoys being “hands on” in all production projects and will pick up the camera himself to get certain shots. In addition to making and directing documentaries, Taylor has dabbled in broadcast television, working on a show for the Military Channel, producing commercials and working on branding and messaging strategy.

Coming full circle, Matthew directed “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of The Possible”, a feature length documentary on the life and work of Marcel Duchamp, exploring the critical underpinnings of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

After nearly 150 short films, fashion works, ballet and dance pieces, Taylor has recently returned to his fine arts background with a series of new sculpture works due in the near future, in addition to working on a series of feature documentary films.




Michelle Taylor is the co-founder of Electrolift Creative, a creative boutique that produces documentaries, short films and other creative content.

Taylor got her start in the film industry when she moved to Washington, DC from California. She was responsible for overseeing business development at a growing nonprofit and managed the marketing and distribution of three feature-length films.

In 2008, Taylor joined a national consulting firm in Alexandria, VA. As the Executive Vice President, Taylor worked with dozens of clients to help them attain revenue goals, implement strategic plans, increase visibility, build coalitions and improve messaging. Taylor has spoken at numerous conferences around the country and published several articles on these topics.

Taylor has produced several short films, commercials and music videos. Most recently, Taylor produced a feature-length documentary on the life and works of Marcel Duchamp. She is also overseeing pre-production on several new projects and films.

Taylor has an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

Michelle Taylor