Short FilmLadies Day
Short FilmThe Best is Yet to Come
Abena Taylor-Smith is an award winning director and writer. Her strengths are directing nuanced performances; creating sensuous, colour pop aesthetics and telling hopeful but emotional stories about outsiders and misfits. She enjoys working in the spaces between comedy and drama.
Her award winning short films, Ladies Day for Sky Arts (2018) and The Best is Yet to Come (2019) both went to BAFTA and Oscar- qualifying festivals internationally including Palm Springs, Outfest, Encounters, Black Star and over 40 more. She is a BFI Flare Mentee and an alumnus of the NFTS Directors Workshop. Abena was a director trainee on S2 of Hulu's The Great (2021), a co-writer on an upcoming episode of a comedy-drama series for Channel 4 (2022) and is currently writing on a forthcoming YA TV project.