Founded in 2010 by Michael Nardelli, Taggart Productions is a full-service entertainment company devoted to the creation of groundbreaking full-length commercial feature films, graphic novels, television series and web content.
The company’s focus is to develop, produce and finance a diverse slate of responsibly budgeted, character-driven genre and niche films. Taggart successfully attracts top talent and material by providing filmmakers a supportive and collaborative environment that inspires innovation.
Taggart’s first theatrically released co-production, Another Happy Day, premiered at Sundance 2011, where it took home the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Written and directed by Sam Levinson, the drama features a stellar ensemble cast including Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Burstyn, George Kennedy and Ezra Miller. Most recent production was the romantic comedy The Giant Mechanical Man, starring Jenna Fischer, Malin Akerman, Topher Grace and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight section and was released by Tribeca Films in the spring of 2012.
Upcoming projects now in development include The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League, a true-crime tale based on a popular Rolling Stone article. Amanda Seyfried is attached to star in the film, which will be produced by Michael Nardelli and McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator: Salvation).
Taggart is also involved in producing and publishing comic books, graphic novels, conceptual art and graphic art. These activities are spearheaded by Vice-President and Art Director Tim Nardelli, who has been with Taggart since 2010. Tim Nardelli’s latest project is the original graphic novel The Adoption, slated for publication in 2014.