"Not realizing you have a mental illness is a mental illness in itself" -Moe Taylor

BrainDagger Films is a Cleveland-based video and music production studio interested in producing videos for causes, events, non-profits, bands, businesses, etc. that Moe and Kathryn find interesting, entertaining or thought-provoking. If your business is interested in hiring us to produce a video we would be thrilled to hear from you! You can reach Moe at:

moe.taylor.director@braindaggerfilms.com
Most recently we released a 32-minute documentary short for the film festival circuit known by "As Organism". We were awarded 38 laurels from festivals around the world! We are currently working on a groundbreaking, ten-part docuseries with "As Organism" as the pilot. BrainDagger is shopping it to all major distributors. 

Media and links!!!

AN INTERVIEW WITH MOE TAYLOR, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF "AS ORGANISM" (cannesworldfilmfestival.com)

Check us out in Cleveland Scene!

Cleveland's Own BrainDagger Films Wins Big This Year on the Film Festival Circuit- EIN Presswire (einnews.com)

Applications For The BrainDagger Films Video Production Incubator Are Now Being Accepted. Video Production Crash Course. (einpresswire.com)

Lyn Stokes, Prolific Costa Rica Based Artist and World Traveler Publishes New Online Gallery of Her Fantastical Art. (einpresswire.com)

BrainDagger Films Begins Pre-production on 7-year, 65-Country Filming Marathon for Tentatively Titled Doc, "Organism". - EIN Presswire (einnews.com)

BrainDagger Films. Only when you hear the right story, only when you create the right story. - TIME BUSINESS NEWS  

braindaggerfilms - Portfolio | VideoHive


As Organism (2021) - IMDb

Join Rachel Sellers and Alan Watts for a journey in scale from the subatomic world to the edge of the cosmos as they open your eyes to the possibilities of the universe as a single organism. Discover the range of patterns that design the world around us and the mathematical properties inherent in the building blocks of everything we know.


With this understanding of the world around us we can learn to comprehend our perceived enemies' point of view and hopefully treat our fellow man a little better. There isn't much hope for society and civilization as we know it if we can't get along. We are in the midst of a global societal collapse and it is important to show films like this so we can possibly slow it down and maybe even stop it before it's too late. STOP HATING PEOPLE BEFORE YOU MEET THEM. Please?


The film is free for anyone to watch and make their own conclusions. 


REVIEWS


https://independentmoviereview.com/2021/05/23/as-organism/

As Organism - SCRIPT to INDIE

As Organism | Film Threat

As Organism. IndyRed's review of the short film, As Organism.


Excerpts from these interviews:


“As Organism is a blazingly fast documentary that takes its queues from the original Bill Nye the Science Guy show from the 90s and throws in a wallop of caffeine.”

 

“If you think a science documentary has to be super boring, think again... this short film is absolute proof of that.”


“If you want a great masterclass of how to edit for interest, As Organism would work wonderfully as a teaching tool but make no mistake, you just may find yourself lost in the film. I'm pretty confident that was the plan all along.”

 

“It's loud, and it's fun, and it also teaches you something.”

 

“The style is 100% catchy: thumbs up and four stars.”

 

“There is more non-human about you than what is actually human”

 

“This lower-budget short film has outdone plenty of the big guy productions I've seen from a technical standpoint.”

 

“As for the film in its entirety? Excellent. Very well done.”

 

“It has no problem keeping you hooked no matter what you believe.”

 

“As it was stated in the film, "As Organism" could lead to an overload of the mind - but as long as you keep a little of what you've seen in the back of your head, your perception of things may forever be altered.”

 

“There's nothing basic about this short film - at all.”

 

“We are barraged with one video image after the other. It’s vibrant, colorful, and relentless.”


“Moe Taylor’s As Organism is a documentary short, shot in a visually over-stimulating MTV style that is hard to pull off and so easy to fail. In Taylor’s case, he found the secret, and it works.”

 

“There are so many projects out there and that most of them are just retreads of stories, but apparently new takes on concepts are still out there to be found, and that is nice to know.”

 

“Great job on the project and I am glad it looks like As Organism is being recognized for the quality project that it is.”



AWARDS

Best Documentary Short: Cannes World Film Festival

Best Web Series/ TV Pilot: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival

Best Producer: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Onyko Film Awards

Best Documentary Short/ Diamond Award: Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque

Best Short Documentary (1st): Kosice International Monthly Film Festival

Best Documentary Short: Rameshwaram International Film Festival (RIFF)

Best Sound Design: Big Sur Film Festival

Outstanding Achievement Award/ Sound Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival

Nominee: Film Olympiad

Finalist: L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF)

Finalist: “Euro Fest” European International Film Festival

Finalist: Crown Wood International Film Festival

Finalist: Prague International Film Festival

Finalist: 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival

Honorable Mention: Indie Eye Film Awards
Honorable Mention: London International Film Festival

Official Selection: IndieX Film Fest

Official Selection: Anatolia Film Festival

Official Selection: Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection: Best Shorts Competition
Official Selection: ISAAF, St. Petersburg Russia
Official Selection: Mabig Film Festival

Official Selection: Barcelona International Film Festival

Official Selection: Aquarius Film Festival

 


The Viral Limit 

(Take Warning)



  A sci-fi novel from the mind of Moe Taylor. Two mountain climbers in the backcountry near Mt. Rainier discover the Human Race is simply a planetary virus meant to acclimatize the planet for a new mastermind species during a never before seen apocalyptic storm.  


Gelker in the Treehouse

Kickstarter Fund For our friends in Costa Rica

Click on Movie Poster to View!

BrainDagger Films Demo 2019

Check out some of our work!

Alaskan Meditation/

A drone flight through the wilderness

The Fantastical art of Lyn Stokes

   While we were shooting an episode of "BrainDagger Films Presents: Knowledge is Good" in Costa Rica we had the pleasure of staying at Lyn Stokes mountainside retreat. She is a prolific artist who uses sunbeams to create art. All of her work at some point began with a ray of light, amazing! Please check out her online gallery, she's got lotsa prints to show!


www.lynstokes.com


The documentary is on Ayuhasca and the medicinal psychedelic benefits the plant can provide. It also covers living as one with nature and how it can help you learn to treat others better 

STOP HATING PEOPLE BEFORE YOU MEET THEM! 

BrainDagger Films 

Demo 2020

Commemorative Air Force

Rocky Mountain Wing

Episode 2/The Rutabaga 216

nosotros

Cheeseplate Manufacturer

promo

(You must watch to the end to get it!)

BrainDagger Films 

Incubator/collective

Applications For The BrainDagger Films Video Production Incubator Are Now Being Accepted. Video Production Crash Course. (einpresswire.com)

BrainDagger Films is starting a collective/incubator where college students and up and coming filmmakers can use our equipment and experience to create projects of their own and shape themselves into the professionals they know they can be with the right creative support. We are open to producing projects of this type at no cost to our members. We will be encouraging them to do videos about charitable organizations or topics that can help others but they are more than welcome to work on whatever they like. We are taking applications right now.  Send demo reel and an outline of a project you would like us to produce to:

moe.taylor.director@braindaggerfilms.com

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS OF THE COLLECTIVE!

Welcome to our new intern, Micalya Morgan. She is taking over scouting for Rutabaga locations! You can contact her at:

micayla.morgan@braindaggerfilms.com

if you want to be featured on the show.

We would also like to welcome our new jack-of-all-trades co-worker. He's crew, writer, actor/comedian extraordinaire and the best hype man I've ever met! Check out his first solo training exercise. I sent him on a shoot all by his lonesome to film Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company while we were in Albuquerque for MINDFIELD Film Festival. For his first feature news story ever he did really great!

Matt Klesel! 

matt.klesel@braindaggerfilms.com

Rainbow Ryders

Put-in-Bay Promo

VRRage Spot

Bob Gatewood "Slippin Away"

Billy and the Cloneasaurus

"Trailer Wars" Bellingham WA

FAKE MOVIE TRAILER COMPETITION

Episode 1/The Rutabaga 216

Society Lounge

Episode 3/The Rutabaga 216

Bop Stop

Mrs. Taylor's Virtual Classroom

Episode 1

UFOs Are Coming!

Episode 4/The Rutabaga 216

Savor the Moment

Episode 5/The Rutabaga 216

Smedley's

Kathryn Gets a pie in the face 

and shaved head

(For her students)
 

the Yeti Spaghetti experiment.

The Discovery

One day Moe saw a homeless hip hop artist named Yeti Spaghetti rapping for spare change downtown and stopped to listen for a minute. He was entertained so he bought the man a meal, listened to his story and got to know him. Eventually Moe decided to help the struggling artist and produce an album for him at the BrainDagger studio. Moe saw potential in his raw style and convinced him to serve out his time in county jail for a warrant so he could make money from his music legally. Then he was to go to rehab in exchange for the funding of a studio album. One year later and he’s already released two hit singles, “Dopeboy (feat. Queso Blanco[Moe])” and "Flyguy (feat. Queso Blanco) (Moe laid down the tracks). he reached #1 on the reverbnation charts, has over nine million views on Soundcloud, airplay in 16 countries and released his first album “Cleveland” on Mar 15 2019. His life is going in a whole new direction. CLICK ON THE LINKS!!!


Featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine:


Once Homeless and Addicted to Drugs, Local Rapper Yeti Spaghetti Will Release His Debut Album and Perform at Wilbert's This Week | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog (clevescene.com)

Moe taylor's Coronavirus fitness transformation

When the lockdowns began Moe bought a home gym and spent the year of loneliness eating right and getting ripped. Of course he's gonna show off the before and after photos!


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