Assistant Professor of Film & Creative Media
Director of School of Theatre and Cinematic Arts
Steve Taylor earned his “Renaissance Man” stripes (Prism Magazine) from a uniquely diverse body of work. As a recording artist, he’s sold over one million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy nominations for Meltdown (1984) and Squint (1993). His producer resume includes the Platinum-certified Sixpence None The Richer (featuring the hits “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes”) and three Gold-certified albums for Newsboys. In 1997, Steve founded Squint Entertainment, whose worldwide success in the pop music arena was a first for a Nashville-based label. In addition to Sixpence, Squint’s roster included Chevelle, Burlap To Cashmere, and hip-hop collective L.A. Symphony.
Taylor’s parallel career as a feature film director/co-writer/producer began with The Second Chance, an award-winning drama that was distributed theatrically by Sony Pictures Releasing. His latest feature, Blue Like Jazz, which has its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, was released theatrically nationwide via Roadside Attractions (Winter’s Bone, Margin Call, Mud), and won the 2013 Wilbur Award for Best Feature Film, joining past winners The Help, Schindler’s List, and Dead Man Walking.
Film and Creative Media (4014 Granny White Pike)