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Taylor Swift Wants to Direct Her Own Film, So Here’s a Look at 5 Instances Where She Directed Herself

Taylor Swift is embarking on a new phase of her artistic journey by venturing into feature film direction. This move comes after Swift has already demonstrated her directorial prowess through several music videos and a short film. Her aspirations and career progression in directing were discussed during a conversation with Cameron Bailey, the CEO of the Toronto Film Festival in 2022. 

Swift expressed her excitement about advancing in her directorial career, stating, “I’d love to keep taking baby steps forward. And I think that I’m at a place now where the next baby step is not a baby step. It would be committing to making a film.”

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Swift’s interest in expanding her horizons as a director reflects her passion for storytelling and visual artistry. This evolution marks a significant milestone in her creative journey, showcasing her determination to explore new avenues within the cinematic realm.

Industry leaders have lauded Swift’s talent as a storyteller and filmmaker. Presidents of Searchlight Pictures, Matthew Greenfield, and David Greenbaum, have acknowledged her skills and potential in the directorial realm. Swift’s foray into directing dates back to 2010 when she co-directed the music video for her song ‘Mine’ with Roman White. Her collaboration with White continued with videos for songs like ‘You Belong With Me’ and ‘Fifteen’.

Building on her experience, Swift co-directed the music video for ‘Me!’ nine years later, signalling her ongoing journey toward becoming a director. The top five music videos that Swift has directed or co-directed include ‘Mine’ from the album ‘Speak Now’, ‘Me!’ from ‘Lover’, ‘You Need To Calm Down’ from ‘Lover’, ‘Lover’ from ‘Lover’, and ‘The Man’ from ‘Lover’.

Each of these videos showcases Swift’s unique storytelling style, visual creativity, and ability to bring her music to life through captivating narratives and cinematic elements. Her transition into directing a feature film represents a natural progression in her artistic evolution, further solidifying her multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry.

-Sushmita Sarkar

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