Filmmaking and television are collaborative art forms. They are the creative product of an entire NEXUS of people, from producers to writers to directors to editors, as well as financiers and distributors.
In order to encourage the creation of great stories, we serve as a nexus between up-and-coming filmmakers and experienced industry professionals who share a passion for a free society.
We teach filmmakers of promise by leveraging our network of Hollywood pros to create educational opportunities. To that end, we organize workshops, internships, writing groups, and other events that bring together talented creators who can network and learn from each other.
Our premier program is the Liberty Lab for Film, an intense short film lab where filmmakers develop from treatment to script a short film idea or web-series with guidance from a mentor in a 100 day development process. After which the teams move into production and editing to complete the program with a polished film for their career portfolio. Many of the past LLF films have screened in film festivals nationwide, won awards along the way, and even helped land representation for the filmmaker.
TALIESIN was a sixth-century Welsh bard whom legend credits with preserving the art of storytelling through the Dark Ages.
TALIESIN is also the name that transformative architect Frank Lloyd Wright gave to his home studio, where he designed many of his landmark buildings.
For us, Taliesin represents the triumph of the radical creative through time over the forces who would discourage or stamp him or her out.
Brought up in Athens, Georgia, Dugan has worked in production for over 10 years in Los Angeles and New York City.
Vice President, Programs & Artist Development
Matt Edwards has been producing and directing in film, TV and digital media for over 15 years. He's been with TalNexus since 2015.
Chief Operating Officer
John has over 20 years of experience in enterprise development and business engineering. He’s been working with Taliesin Nexus since 2015
Sr. Producer, Artist Development
Born in Utah where she snow boarded in Park City and Sundance, Victoria Razevska Hill has worked on over 40 film/tv/commercial productions in the last four years.
Orginally from Southern California, Angelica moved back to LA for the Development Coordinator postion at Taliesin Nexus.
Bob Popper has worked in the entertainment industry since 2014 with roles in development, management, and film production. Previously, Bob worked in public opinion research.
Patrick co-founded Taliesin Nexus and has served on the TN executive team guiding the organization’s growth since 2010.
Patrick J. Summers
Patrick Summers holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Louisiana State University and earned graduate credit from The University of Virginia and Tulane University in New Orleans.
Rebecca graduated from The King's College in 2015 with a degree in Media, Culture, and the Arts--concentrating in cultural anthropology and narrative nonfiction writing.