Tayo Amos (Credit: Kaveh Veyssi)
Amos is a director and filmmaker from the Bay Area now currently living in Los Angeles. She graduated from Stanford University with a double major BA in Science, Technology, & Society and Spanish Literature in 2014 and is a recent grad at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in the MFA Film Production program with a focus on Directing. There, she received the James Bridges Directing Scholarship and received USC’s First Look Faculty Award for excellence in Directing. Her thesis film 'On The Clock' has screened at the Diversity in Cannes Showcase (where the film won BEST ACTOR) and Creative Mind Group showcases at Cannes Film Festival. The short has also been accepted in a number of festivals including the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, the Oaxaca Film Festival, and more. She is currently in post-production on her next short film 'A Blossom In The Night' starring Academy-Award winner Lupita Nyong’o’s brother, Junior Nyong’o. She is also developing her first feature. Her screenplay ELITE was a finalist for the Project Cre8 screenwriting contest hosted by BET and Paramount Players and is planning to be in production next year. Watch her short, 'On The Clock' here! (password: hardhat)!