Taylor Swift to make feature film directorial debut following 'All Too Well' short film success

12/9/2022 7:44:00 PM

The singer, songwriter and occasional actress is adding feature film writer and director to her resume.

The singer, songwriter and occasional actress is adding feature film writer and director to her resume.

Taylor Swift will write and direct her first feature film following the success of her 'All Too Well' short film, Searchlight Pictures announced.

Taylor Swift is aiming even higher with her directorial aspirations: The singer, songwriter and occasional actress is adding feature film writer and director to her resume.video director.2023 Grammys for its harrowing display of broken romance.Taylor Swift is set to make her feature film directorial debut.

Swift, 32, has written an original script that will be produced by Searchlight Pictures, the studio announced Friday.More details about the film will be announced at a later date.Swift’s direction get as specific as hand-holding in the short film as Swift moves Sink and O’Brien’s hands.The announcement comes a day after Swift released a behind-the-scenes video from the"All Too Well" set , showing off her directing chops.Her vision is clear as she coaches co-stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien through the carefully planned scenes, sometimes stepping into the moment to gesture the appropriate timing and feelings attached to each movement."The first seeds of this short film were planted over ten years ago, and I'll never forget the behind the scenes moments of the shoot," Swift captioned the video on social media.That’s why it’s embarrassing,” Swift explains, before she directs the actors playing O’Brien’s best friends at a dinner party."I loved every second of it and I will always remember it.So far, no details have been revealed about the content of the film, whether it will involve her music in any way, or whether the star intends to appear onscreen.

" "All Too Well: The Short Film" debuted in November 2021, serving as a 14-minute music video for Swift's 10-minute version of"All Too Well," part of her"Red (Taylor's Version)" album.“You’re just having the best time at this dinner party.“I want [the video] to be like we’re watching a person lose an element of innocence and naivete,” she explains.The short film, which debuted online, had a brief theatrical release and screened at the 2022 Tribeca and Toronto International Film Festivals, making it eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards.The short film has collected several accolades, including American Music Awards favorite music video; MTV Europe Music Awards best video; MTV Video Music Awards best direction, best longform video and video of the year; and a nomination for best music video at the 2023 Grammy Awards.“We have what we need.“Taylor is a once in a generation artist and storyteller.So it’s just sort of one of those things of what’s lost and what’s found and, like, we’re watching a person come of age.It is a genuine joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting and new creative journey,” Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said in a joint statement.“We should always see a falseness to your smile.Seuss animated feature The Lorax in 2012, the sitcom New Girl in 2013, and the young adult adaptation The Giver in 2014.

Over the summer, Swift hinted at directorial aspirations while speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival.“It would be so fantastic to write and direct a feature,” Swift said.” By the end, Swift thanks the crew as they film the final scene.“I owe everything to [Sadie Sink], Dylan O’Brien, my incredible DP [Rina Yang] and my producer [Saul Germaine].“But I don’t see it being bigger in terms of scale – I loved making a film that was so intimate, with a crew that was relatively small and a really solid group of people that I really trusted.” Swift has also directed music videos for her songs"Anti-Hero" and"Bejeweled," both released this fall.“Like we’re watching a person lose an element of innocence and naivite and watching her turn it into something beautiful,” she says.More:.All.She has proven herself to have the ability to handle a short film, so the success of this next step will likely determine if she is going to have a future behind the camera with larger projects.

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