Patrick Taylor - BA (Hons) Film and Television
Patrick Taylor studied BA (Hons) Film and Television at London College of Communication and graduated in July 2016. Patrick’s work includes short films, documentaries and music videos.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I studied BA (Hons) Film and Television and graduated over the summer of 2016.
Where are you from in the world?
I’m from Stoke-on-Trent, a chirpy little city in the West Midlands, UK.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
I made some of my very best friends during my time at LCC. Moving to a different city is always hard, and to make friends as quickly as possible is essential. Some of which are now frequent collaborators.
What are you working at the moment?
I’ve been working on a music video for a dear friend of mine, a musician with a lot of talent. I’m also writing my next short film.
Name 3 things you couldn't be creative without:
The cinema, music and my notepad.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be? (Or maybe you already have?)
Marlon Brando. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
I plan to spend as much time directing and writing as many short films and music videos as I can, with the intention of gaining representation as a music video director, and eventually make feature films.
What drives you to succeed?
Watching other people’s works, especially those of filmmakers or artists that I aspire to. This drives me to aim higher in a bid to reach their heights of success.
What 3 words would you use to best describe LCC?
Friendly, creative and collaborative.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Firstly, make friends and get involved. Staring a new course can be scary, but if anything scares you, do it! You have to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Collaborate as quickly as possible.
Where do you go in London when you need a little inspiration?
It’s cliché, but the cinema. Especially if I watch something that’s truly amazing, it’ll inspire me to do better. It’s also the only place in the world I feel you can forget about the outside world, and take a break.