Meet the Filmmaker: Kareem Kamahl Taylor, “Satan Says”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KT: I grew up watching old black and white films and monster movies with my Mother. She instilled in me an early passion for filmmaking so by the age of 10 I already knew I wanted to make films.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KT: The audience will be watching my latest short film production entitled, ‘Satan Says’. It introduces a character named Eric who comes from a magical bloodline that can interact with the spiritual realm and beyond. From the day he was born his best friend was Satan. Our story picks up 25 years later and Eric is reconsidering the closeness of their relationship.

Q: What else are you working on?
KT: I am developing this short film into a full graphic novel series. After the comic book adaption is complete we will go back into production and make a streaming series based on the adaption of the graphic novel series. I am also actively writing new feature-length film scripts that I want to produce and allow some of my fellow filmmakers to direct them.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KT: I am unable to focus on a film set unless I have a pack of skittles to snack on.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KT: Right now I can be found on Facebook, Vimeo, and instagram at Digital Darklords,LLC.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KT: I would like to say thank you on behalf of every filmmaker who has screened a film at your festivals. I have seen so many awesome films because of your events and I wish you continued success!

Satan Says will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.