Managing Director - Director - Producer - Writer - Videographer
Dia Taylor is an independent filmmaker and videographer. She has been working behind the camera professionally since 2007, founding her own event videography company “Taymaynari Productions” in 2017.
Dia’s passion for film began at age twelve, when she would help her aunt Silvana McCausland on her films: ‘Rules Is Rules’, ‘Chocolate Fetish’, and ‘Shed Dwellers’, where Dia worked as an actor and as a Production Assistant.
Dia studied filmmaking at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) in 2009 before completing a Cert III in Digital Media at The Gordon Institute of TAFE, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree of Film Production at SAE Institute in 2018.
During her time at SAE, Dia was hired on the feature film ‘The Green Woman’ as First Assistant Director, and was later promoted to Co-Producer. This pushed Dia to later direct her own first feature film ‘Marital Problems’ at only twenty years old. ‘Marital Problems’ would go on to win Best Original Screenplay and Best Comedy at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) 2018.
Dia has also built her experience in a number of other roles, including as a Director Of Photography on Nathan Hill’s feature film ‘I, Portrait’, Camera Assistant on Rebecca Ann Bentley’s ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’, and currently, Producer Andrew Walsh’s ‘How Deep Is The Ocean’ (as well as numerous other projects).
Dia is most well known for her short films, which include, but are not limited to:
- ‘Jane’, which screened at the Queers in Shorts Film Festival in the UK.
- ‘Blue’, Official Selection at the 2018 Cefalu Film Festival and Warrandyte Film Feast 2020.
- ‘Andrea’s Son’, which has garnered an online view count of 6.6 million views.
- ‘Grayscale’, highest voted Australian film in My Rode Reel 2019.
- ‘What I Was Missing’, Winner of Best Use of Prop at the 48 Hour Film Festival 2019.