Tropfest winner Steve Baker joins Taxi roster
Press release from Taxi Film Production
Taxi Film Production has signed multi-award-winning director Steve Baker to its roster.
Steve is best known for his outstanding animated short films – taking out top honours at Tropfest 2007 for his cult hit 'An Imaginary Life'.
In 2008 Baker picked up the AFI award for Best Short Animation for 'Dog with Electric Collar'. 2009 saw Steve gain the rare honour to be featured in the SHOTS Directors to Watch in Australasia, and in 2011 he won the Tropfest Mobile Masterpieces for his short film 'Following' shot entirely on his iPhone.
"Steve has an incredible pedigree for a young filmmaker. What excited the judges and what excites me is that he has a real sensibility for the human condition – also rare for a young guy." Says Taxi executive producer Andrew Wareham.
"When you look at his work you see this with human stories that are not only rich in empathy, but also have a wonderful observational, offbeat humour about them. So much so that comedy legends Peter Farrelly and Charlie Wessler handpicked Steve's live action short film 'The Apprentice' to be a part of a new feature film due for worldwide release in April 2012. Steve challenges conventions, and we are really excited to have him join us."