Stanford graduate, filmmaker and director, Tayo Amos, joins us to discuss her most recent projects and how being a black woman growing up in the Bay Area has inspired her work as a filmmaker.A Blossom in the Night, Tayo’s most recent release, is currently in the 2021 film festival run and is receiving incredible reviews. The film follows a young woman searching for her kidnapped brother, in a not so distant future where low income citizens are sold into slavery. Her passion for film and ability to take from her life experience to share stories from unique perspectives is what makes it such an honor to welcome Tayo to Dale, Cuentame. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rossyeguigure/message
USC Film School and What Comes Next with Director Tayo Amos | Ep. 043
The Austin Meyer Podcast
Tayo Amos is a director and filmmaker from the Bay Area now currently living in Los Angeles. After double majoring at Stanford, Tayo went on to earn her MFA in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she focused on Directing. She is the winner of USC’s First Look Faculty Award for Excellence in Directing, and her thesis film, “On The Clock” screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In this conversation Tayo and I discuss her experience and key takeaways from USC film school, what qualities make a good director, and how recent events in our country around race and diversity are pushing our respective movie industries to take a good hard look in the mirror. LINKS: Tayo’s Website On The Clock film on Amazon Follow Tayo on Insta Follow Austin on Insta Subscribe to Austin’s monthly newsletter
We conclude our series on the LAdies Night films with Tayo Amos, director of the film On The Clock. We talk with Tayo about she captured an authentic depiction of East LA and the important subject of period poverty.