“Taylor Camp“ is a feature-length documentary, set on Kauai in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The film follows the exploits of famous Taylor Camp, the Hawaiian hippie commune founded by Elizabeth Taylor’s brother, Howard, in the late sixties.
In 1969, Howard Taylor bailed out a band of 13 young Mainlanders jailed on Kauai for vagrancy and invited this rag-tag tribe of men, women and children to camp on his oceanfront land, forming an hippie treehouse village that lasted until 1977.
“Taylor Camp is the ultimate hippie fantasy retold three decades later in a moving and magical documentary. Don’t miss it!” -- Steven Petrow, The Huffington Post
The Idyllic Hippie Dream come true.
This hippie community in Hawaii explored the world of free living; hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets flocked to join and built a clothing-optional, pot-friendly tree house village on Kauai’s North Shore.
Through the late sixties and seventies, Taylor Camp was the epitome of the hippie dream; free love, nudism, sex, drugs and rock & roll in an idyllic tropical setting.
But make no mistake about it - “Taylor Camp” is much MORE than just a “Hippie Film.” It tells the compelling story of the rise and fall of hippie culture and natural living through in-depth interviews made 30 years later with those that lived in Taylor Camp and the local neighbors and Kauai officials that eventually closed it down.
“Taylor Camp beautifully captures the freedom and simplicity of the era with breathtaking photography and a retrospective look at the people who were lucky enough to be a part of it. Well done!” -- NANCY
“A cinema masterpiece, Taylor Camp chronicles a time, like now, when we were mired in an unpopular war. It’s a living document of an extraordinary social experiment and the age-old clash between generations. This film will stay with you long after you leave the theater.” -- Paul Janes-Brown, Maui Weekly
If you lived through the 60s and 70s (remembering it or not), were a hippie, still are a hippie, surfer, Hawaiian or other local, Vietnam Vet, hated hippies, pot-smoker, vegetarian, nudist, or alternative lifestylist, there is something for you in Taylor Camp.
In fact, if you have a heart that's pumping and a brain that's working, you'll enjoy Taylor Camp.
This is our film festival edit - 90 minutes of a finely tuned film that audiences LOVE. Why? Because we listened to you, the audience. We did extensive audience-testing for over a year.
When's the last time you heard about a major studio doing that?
We sat in every test screening and watched the audience and took notes. We saw when their attention drifted off - and then went back to the edit room to analyze just what caused the distraction.
The end result? A better film experience for you! It's a real HIT with Baby-Boomers!
“Taylor Camp is the best documentary I’ve seen. I was touched by the “then” in still photographs and the “now” in recent interviews. I laughed and cried. What more can a person want? I wanted it to go on and on!” -- Liz W
“Taylor Camp is terrific! You know a film will take you somewhere special when it opens with "In a Gadda Da Vida" then takes you on a visual & musical journey to a magical place in time that so many of us still long for. I didn't want it to end.” --Blaise Noto, Unit Publicist, The Kite Runner