- NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company Honor Society has signed director Taylor Cohen for U.S. commercial representation. Cohen is an award-winning music video, commercial and feature film writer and director. He comes to Honor Society following a decade of experience as a filmmaker, helming music videos for top artists including Billie Eilish, Little Dragon, Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj, and brands including Intel and Beats by Dre. For the past two years, he has continually directed spots for Apple Music’s ongoing “Next Up” campaign, featuring artists such as Eilish and Burna Boy. His recent suspenseful short film Strobe earned a Vimeo Staff Pick for its haunting depiction of a troubled teenage girl going to extreme lengths to get the attention of a famous DJ online.
After beginning his directorial career touring with musicians and documenting the rise of DIY venues and the shifting music industry, Cohen quickly established himself as a talent to watch in the music video space after earning the MTV Breakthrough Video of the Year award for his first music video, “Lessons Learned,” for indie electronic duo Matt and Kim.
“Taylor’s work in both film and commercials shows a unique talent for leveraging raw, human emotion to pique the curiosity of viewers,” noted Megan Kelly, Honor Society’s managing director/executive producer. “He is constantly evolving his craft and pushing the visual envelope, no matter the size or scope of the project.”
Cohen, who’s repped for music videos by Happy Place, had earlier been handled for commercials by Object & Animal. He is currently represented for film and television by William Morris Endeavor and is currently in development on a feature film adaptation of his short film, Strobe.