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MISSING LINK FILMS SIGN ABENA TAYLOR-SMITH.
30 November 2021

Up-and-coming director Abena Taylor-Smith has commercials in her sights as part of the Missing Link Films roster.

Drawn to stories about misfits and outsiders, Taylor-Smith is already a film festival regular who favours natarulism and raw casting. Executive producer Heather Link is confident about her new signing's future.


"She hasn't directed commercials yet," Link says, "but we have high hopes for someone who can achieve these kinds of natural and relatable performances." Taylor-Smith is doubtless keen to repay the company's faith in her when that first TVC arrives.

In the meantime, check out this trailer for Ladies Day - a 2018 short that explores casual homophobia in an Afro-Caribbean salon. It's an assured start to Taylor-Smith's career, and suggests that Missing Link have another shrewd addition on their hands.


For more on what Missing Link have planned for Abena Taylor-Smith, call Heather Link on 07702 516 885 or email heather@missinglinkfilms.co.uk.

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