Taurus | Tim Sutton Interview

Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly) in Taurus. A film directed and written by Tim Sutton.

Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly) in Taurus. A film directed and written by Tim Sutton.

Art imitates life. Or vice versa.

In Tim Sutton’s Taurus, the director/writer captured the turbulent lifestyle of a fictional musician that parallels many real-life musicians over the decades. Even more remarkable, the performance is captured with Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly, in one of the best on-screen portrayals in his career.

Here is the official synopsis:

In Taurus, a rising but troubled musician searches for the inspiration to record his next song, pushing himself deep into the void. A work of fiction that explores fame, addiction, the artistic process, and the music industry, Taurus is a soulful and universal cautionary tale.

The film also stars Maddie Hasson (Malignant, Impulse), Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory (BMF, Euphoria), Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2), Scoot McNairy (Argo, 12 Years a Slave), Lil Tjay, and Naomi Wild.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director and writer Tim Sutton on the origination, music, and the life and performance of Colson Baker in the film.

Tim Sutton’s first film, Pavilion, was the opening night selection at SCSW in 2012. His second feature film Memphis had its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival and with North American premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His film Dark Night, loosely based on the Aurora Cineplex massacre, premiered internationally at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the 2016 Venice Film Festival. His other films included Donnybrook, Funny Face, and The Last Son.

Taurus is now available On Demand and digitally.

Watch the exclusive interview with Tim Sutton below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For news and interview pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, RLJE Films

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