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Old Boy Drew Taylor had film at TIFF

Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor, when he’s not throwing a ball or making a documentary.

Upper Canada College Old Boy Drew Taylor ‘01 is a man of many talents.

The son of former Major League Baseball pitcher and Toronto Blue Jays physician Dr. Ron Taylor followed in his father’s footsteps by playing pro ball in the Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies organizations and has gone on to become a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

Taylor, who still pitches for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty Baseball League, can also put film director on his resume. Taylor and Larry Weinstein directed Our Man in Tehran, which premiered at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary offers an in-depth look at former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, who facilitated the 1980 escape of six United States embassy workers during the Iran hostage crisis.

Taylor and his girlfriend, actress and former Miss Universe Canada Elena Semikina, have a film and television production company called Film House Inc. that made Our Man in Tehran.