Taylor Olson (he/him) is an actor/writer/ filmmaker based in K’Jipuktuk/ Halifax. His work generally centers itself in personal stories around deconstructing toxic ideals of masculinity, sexuality, struggling with eating disorders, or the environment. Taylor has written and/or directed several short films, which have won prizes at film festivals as well as CBC’s Short Film Face Off. Most recently, Taylor embarked on his feature film directorial debut, Bone Cage, which he adapted from Catherine Banks’ play by the same name. Bone Cage premiered at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2020 and swept the awards winning Best Atlantic Feature, as well as Best Atlantic Director, Screenwriting & Cinematography. The film has gone on to win or be nominated for awards at Silverwave Film Festival, Mosaic Film festival, Hamilton Film Festival, BAFF, Cinema on the Bayou and played in competition at the prestigious Camerimage. As a film actor, Taylor has received seven ACTRA Maritimes nominations and the David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance at FIN, 2018. As a theatre artist, Taylor most recently performed and produced Monster by Daniel MacIvor which won Outstanding Lead Actor, Best Solo Show and Outstanding Drama at Halifax Fringe Festival 2019, and was nominated for a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role 2020.