So let's start with the fact that I am not great about updating this site. I AM working - constantly. But keeping track of it is not my strong point.
I'm officially working with Middle Grey Media and Davis Tanaka again, and directing the upcoming short film, The Arrangement under my production company, Once Overheard Productions.
A part in a short film coming up - I'm excited about this one - more info soon.
A great commercial for TAKE 5 Oil Change with Clockwork Casting, Dummy Films and the wonderful Harold Einstein and of course Aqua Talent and the amazing Roberta at CSP.
Once Overheard and Next week has completed "Internal Affairs," the short film I directed and it is now on its way to festivals.
Recorded a wonderful fictional podcast for the incredible Maia Akiva. I played Depression in Episode 7 of her "Interview with Myself" series. Listen here
Shot a supporting role in the wonderful feature film, "Cherry." Directed by the amazing Sophie Galibert, Shincy Lu Producer, and with Alex Trewhitt as Cherry. I play her father.
Shot another commercial with O-Positive! Special thanks to RMB Casting and director Jess Coulter! AND it's for a good cause - "Keep America Beautiful." There's a couple of spots coming out and they're cute!
OnceOverheard, in partnership with Next Week Productions, announces the production of "Internal Affairs." Starring Davis Tanaka and directed by Charlie S. Jensen. Principal photography begins as soon as safe conditions for filming can be guaranteed. Stay tuned for more.
A short I was in, "My Pizza Boy" is doing the festival circuit and so far has been accepted as an official selection for the 10th Underground Cinema Film Festival in Ireland, was a finalist at the 3 Minute Film Festival in Santa Barbara, WON for Best Micro-Short Film at the Peak City International Film Festival and is an official selection of the Big Teeth Short festival!
Voiceover work for TIAA.
A funny little part in a Bombas Socks Christmas commercial. Special thanks to Raul Fernandez, Kathy Knowles Casting, all the folks at The Bindery and the folks at Bombas! (And OF COURSE Blake Viglione at Aqua Talent and Jo at CSP)
A new media commercial for AdapTable Meals. Special thanks to RMB casting, Donald Broida and all the folks at Tonick Films - and the folks from AdapTable Meals!
A national Commercial for Walmart. Special thanks to RMB casting, Brian Billow and all the folks at O Positive - plus of course Walmart!
Some nice press: https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/511570162-abelsontaylor-wins-award-for-coolief-website
Acting Intensive with Brian Hill of The Actors Refuge, Comedy intensive taught by Lesly Kahn. Scene study with Robert D'Avanzo.
Filmed a short for Onceoverheard (a short by John Griswold). Filmed a short called Pizza by Davis Tanaka.
A national Commercial and Print campaign for Coolief. Special thanks to Brad Smith, A.J. and the folks at PR Casting, Kacee and Adam and the gang at Shirley Hamilton, the director Kevin Smith from Story, all the folks at Abelson Taylor, Inc. and of course all the Coolief folks! P.S. I'm not quite that old - they aged me a bit for the ads - and not quite that large (I lost some lbs since then) but I guess that's a glimpse into future me! Delayed release, but now up HERE. Also on their Facebook HERE.
An episode of Dick Wolfe's Chicago Justice. Click here to see it larger.
A funny little MOS commercial for Keep America Beautiful. I'm a little covid plump in this one (it was deep in lock-down).
A monologue written by John W Griswold and myself.
A comic short I was in is doing the festival circuit and so far has been accepted to the 10th Underground Cinema Film Festival in Ireland, was a finalist at the 3 Minute Film Fest in Santa Barbara, an official selection at Big Teeth in Chicago and WON best Micro-Short at the Peak Film Fest.
A national commercial for Bombas socks - for Christmas. With a funny dog and a funny sweater!
A national commercial for Walmart. With a funny dog!
A funny 30-second spot for AdapTable Meals - my "children" in this one are great.
An entire campaign for Coolief (by Halyard). You can see me in print and on their website as well. Click here for the website.
A funny little commercial for Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. Click here.
Coming soon - OnceOverHeard - a new media site and channel across the web, with short-content video featuring yours truly. Click here.
My Onion Focus video that was released in 2017 that has almost 4 million views! Click here.
Shot a series of national ads for Turtlewax with 71 Degrees North and Martin Rodahl.
Return to the Hiding Place is about to be released on DVD in the US! Click here.
Click HERE to purchase a copy of The Brother by Academy Award nominated John Hancock and his wife Dorothy Tristan. A wonderful play by wonderful folks. I was part of the original cast when they did it in Chicago a few years back with Steppenwolf Company member Robert Breuler.