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IN THE ROUGH - still #1


World Premiere

Director: Paul Taylor

United States, 2004, 4 min

Festival Year:2005


Crew:Producers: Al Shier, Mandy Sekelsky - Exec. Producer: Tim Miller

Sales:Jennifer Miller c/o Blur Studio, 589 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 - T: 310-581-8848 - F: 310-581-8850


In the Rough is a wry prehistoric fable on the pursuit of marital bliss.

About the director

Paul Taylor is a CG Supervisor at Blur Studio. Since joining the company in 2000, he has worked on and supervised game cinematics, commercials, ride films and short films. His credits include the games Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Blood Rayne, the ride film SpongeBob SquarePants-3D and broadcast interstitials for Kid's WB. He also served as layout and editorial supervisor for a series of animated shorts that Blur produced for the best-selling Disney DVD release Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. With Blur Studio founder Tim Miller, Taylor co-directed Aunt Luisa, the studio's first animated short, which was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination in 2002. He also wrote and directed the animated short In the Rough, which made it to the Oscar short list in 2004. Taylor is a graduate of the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He began his career as a 3D animator and art director with game developer Amazing Media. He later worked as a contract animator for Time Warner, Microsoft, 3DO and other companies. In 1996, Taylor co-founded BigWig Productions, a multi-media game company whose clients included Harper Collins Interactive. Two years later, he co-founded Spankhole Productions, which specialized in game cinematics.

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