One to watch: Alex Taylor, film director, 36


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The Independent Culture

Is this the UK's version of Harmony Korine? After making award-winning short films, this writer-director from Hackney, who is influenced by American indie cinema, is shooting his first feature Spaceship in September. It's about a teenager who fakes her own alien abduction. He has just been named a UK Star of Tomorrow by Screen International. The former archaeology student "wants to make films which give people the courage to love themselves in all their weirdness".