Jodie Alexandra Taylor began her film and television career over 15 years ago at Mersey Television in England. A highly respected production company, Mersey was producing three of the top rated Soap Operas in the country; Brookside, Byker Grove and Hollyoaks amongst other shows. At Mersey she was trained in each department on set, in addition to being trained in postproduction. That experience is what gives Taylor a clear advantage when communicating with department heads, tech crews and production staff. Because she understands the necessary details required of each department to run a show, produce a commercial and direct film she is able to provide the best leadership and direction possible in pre-production, in a control room, on the floor, on set, on location and in post.
Taylor, wanting to challenge herself further in her career, freelanced in London and Manchester working on shows like Eastenders, GMTV, The Big Breakfast, Coronation Street, Cold Feet, Shameless and The Office. Working on shows with such variety in their format and genre sharpened her skills in production making her a great creative force as a director and highly efficient producer.
After 3 years of working both in Manchester and London, Jodie moved to New York City to advance her experience of film. In over 10years in the United States Taylor has worked on over 24 film productions, 12 television series, countless commercials, PSAs and pilots all over the world. Filming in places like Jordan, the Bahamas for Wind Jammers, Memphis for a series of PSA promoting teachers and New Zealand for the BBC has taught Taylor to maximize small amount of production resources available to her.
During the past 10 years of living bi-coastal, Taylor founded Steel Eye films a multimedia production company that shines a light upon elements of our world that are often ignored by main stream media through affective entertainment on multiple visual story telling platforms. Steel Eye Films currently has eight projects in different stages of production and distribution, including feature scripts written by Taylor, a mini-series and two interactive projects that utilizes the latest technology to aid in thought provoking story telling. Steel Eye also produced and directed the feature documentary, Pennhurst, which is being distributed later this year. Recently Taylor was directing the very successful and thought-provoking late night TV show, The President Show.