Tara is an award-winning filmmaker who grew up in New England fascinated by local folktales and has been writing short stories since childhood. A former contributing writer for the live sketch-comedy show "TMI Hollywood" at The Second City, she produced her first short film, the horror/comedy "Another Grace & Johnny Adventure: Zombie Island!" which she had originally written for the stage and rewrote as a screenplay. This was followed by "The Routine" a sci-fi short film she penned and produced that went on to screen at over 35 film festivals nationwide, garnering nine awards. Then came Tara's directorial debut with the critically acclaimed "Earworm," a horror/sci-fi flick that would become an Official Selection of over 50 film festivals world-wide, winning ten awards (including Best Director,) and declared by Ken Artuz of DecayMag as "a psychological Horror not to be missed!" ("Earworm" is now available for public viewing on Amazon Prime.) Subsequently she directed the 80s-themed music video for the pop song "The Worst Thing" by The Skanx - also known as the theme song in "Earworm" (the earworm itself!) and described by Simon Ball of Diabolique Magazine as being a "catchy little ditty... so cheerful it sounds like the Kinks on super-strength happy pills." In addition to her original films, Tara has also worked as a freelance writer and producer on a variety of television series, specials, and documentaries for HBO, History Channel, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, amongst others. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their two cats, and is wrapping up post-production on her latest film; a horror/comedy short titled "Tea Time" which will be hitting the film festival circuit later this year.
"Earworm stands solid as a film that reformulates the Horror genre."
- Ken Artuz, DecayMag
"Nicely acted with atmospheric lighting and sound design, you will squirm in your seat as Thomas probes
the offending orifice in this slice of American body horror."
- Simon Ball, Diabolique Magazine
"Tara Price has written and directed a solid little thriller that will intrigue you, may make you cringe,
could have you shouting WTF and in the end will leave you grinning once you piece it all together."
- Ernie Trinidad, ernietrinidad.com
"For a short film Thomas gives everything, literally, everything. And Tara knows how to write, direct and tell the story she wants!"
- Patrick Smith, Through the Shattered Lens
"Worth a watch if you need a reason to cram earplugs in your soundholes at night."
- Matt Boisell, Dread Central
"Tara Price’s short works as she puts great work in getting the maddening presence of an earworm just right.
Earworm is a fun short with a funny and satisfying ending."
- Emilie Black, Cinema Crazed
“It unfolds like a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode...”
- Dave Richards, Erie Times-News
"Price has managed to create something that will stick with you the rest of the day..."
- Muldoon, Ain't It Cool News