Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE
Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE is a serial entrepreneur, decorated philanthropist, charity chair and King’s College’s first Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship. Allesch-Taylor is internationally recognised as a leading voice in encouraging an entrepreneurial mind-set to effect positive social change.
A prolific executive producer, Stefan has been actively involved in the UK film industry for over 10 years. Since his debut exec producing the comedy-drama feature film Africa United, (2010), he has exec produced over 60 short films including the multi-award winning Ghosted (2016), Gone Dark (2017), Fly Spy, Bricks, Lock In and Nazi Boots which was commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. More recently, he has exec produced Gerry (2018) which recently won the L.A Shorts Fest’s Best Actress Award for star Dame Joan Collins, the highly acclaimed and award winning drama What Happened to Evie featuring Olivier Award winner Michael Jibson, BAFTA Shortlisted Hair Cut directed by Koby Adom, Ed Skrein’s writing and directorial debut Little River Run, Luke Arnold’s directorial debut Gutterpunks featuring Sophie Kennedy Clark, Alex’s Dream starring Alex Lawther and The Sands of Venus starring Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson – to name but a few.
In 2017 Stefan launched the Allesch-Taylor Short Film Grant Fund with £1million to provide accessible grants for short film makers, encouraging entrepreneurship, inclusion and diversity in the UK short film industry. To date, the fund has supported over 55 titles (including seven from the inaugural TriForce Pitch It! competition held last year) and is estimated to have benefitted more than 2,500 people across the UK film industry.