The multi talented Taylor Swift, has been directing her own music videos since 2010 when she co-directed “Mine”, she directed the documentary “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” in 2020 and her 14-minute production of “All Too Well: The Short Film” in 2021, after that, the world really got to see what Taylor was capable of behind the camera.
The film starring Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and Taylor Swift herself exceeded expectations. The short film went on to be nominated for and win multiple awards over the past year. Taylor recently became the only solo artist ever to win two directing awards at the MTV VMAs for her work on “All Too Well: The Short Film” and “The Man.” All Too Well, which Taylor wrote and directed herself was screened at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), it is also expected to be a contender for the Oscars.
Now, Taylor Swift will direct her first full-length feature film, in partnership with Searchlight Pictures, the Oscar winning studio behind “Juno,” “Black Swan,” “Nomadland” and “The Shape of Water.” Taylor will also be writing an original script while Searchlight produces the film. Let that sink in Swifties.
“Taylor is a once in a generation artist and storyteller. It is a genuine joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting and new creative journey.” said Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield in a statement.
Plot and casting details are being kept under wraps for now.
Earlier this year at TIFF during the panel for “All Too Well: The Short Film, Taylor mentioned that she was interested in making a film, “I’d love to keep taking baby steps forward, and I think that I’m at a place now where the next baby step is not a baby step. It would be committing to making a film.” She went on to say “And I I feel like I would just absolutely love for the right opportunity to arise because I just absolutely, absolutely adore telling stories this way.” During the panel, Taylor credited female directors like Nora Ephron, Chloe Zhao and Greta Gerwig for influencing her directorial career.
With her passion for storytelling, her ability to push boundaries and effortlessly move between genres, who knows what we can expect from a Taylor Swift film.