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Directors' Biography:

Taylor & Koumbie are a real-life, bisexual couple.

Taylor Olson (he/ him), a COTB alum, is a Canadian Screen Award nominated filmmaker, and actor in Mi’kma’ki/ Nova Scotia. He has directed over seven short films, many of them award-winning, and - alongside partner Koumbie - won Season 10 of CBC’s Short Film Faceoff for the coming-of-age drama Hustle & Heart.

His first feature film - Bone Cage - has been released to critical acclaim; sweeping the awards at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival and numerous other festivals. It has appeared in competition at Poland’s Camerimage, where it was nominated for Best Cinematographer’s Debut and had its US debut in January 2021, with eight more US festivals lined up including Cinequest Film Festival. Bone Cage was recently nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards for Adapted Screenplay & Supporting Actress. Taylor is the recipient of the 2020 Arts Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Award.

Koumbie (she/ they) is a multiple-award-winning director, writer, producer, and actor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her directorial credits include the 1K Wave feature Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-Up, an episode of CBC’s Studio Black, and the CBC Short Film Faceoff winning short film Hustle & Heart. The latter film also went on to win the Atlantic International Film Festival award for Best Atlantic Short. As an Assistant Director, her work includes credits for the FIN award-winning films Thug and Murmur. She is a Five in Focus - Atlantic Director.

As an actor, she has appeared in supporting and/or recurring roles in such programming as YTV’s Aquateam, CBC’s Mr. D, Studio Black, and Diggstown, and Outtv’s Sex & Violence. She is a four-time ACTRA Maritimes award nominee and twice voted as a finalist for Coast Magazine's Best of Halifax - Actor.
Taylor Olson, Koumbie
Taylor Olson, Koumbie
Taylor Olson, Koumbie
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