Abena Taylor-Smith is a UK based writer and filmmaker whose parentage hails from Clarendon and Westmoreland, Jamaica. Her multi-award winning short film, Ladies Day, was supported by Creative England and Sky Arts through the ShortFLIX talent development scheme. It was nominated for Best British Short (2018) at the BAFTA qualifying Iris Prize Film Festival, and has screened at festivals nationally and internationally, including OutFest, Black Star, Raindance and LSFF.
Abena is a participant of the NFTS Directors Workshop 2019. Her next short, The Best is Yet to Come, is supported by the NFTS and Disney UK. It explores coming of age in small-town England.