Born in South Africa and raised in Los Angeles, Taron Lexton graduated from LA Film School and by the age of 35 had filmed in 55 countries on seven continents. He has directed more than 500 national commercials, including three Super Bowl ads, and multiple award-winning short films. Cumulatively, his work has been awarded by more than 100 film festivals, and his humanitarian projects earned him the United Nations Award of Excellence.
In 2004 Lexton founded TXL Films, a Los Angeles-based production company whose work has been seen by over a billion people worldwide. In 2017 he directed the critically-acclaimed indie feature In Search Of Fellini, which starred Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Project Blue Book) and Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (Thank You For Smoking, A History Of Violence). Coming soon for TXL Films is the ground-breaking feature film Nomad, which is reportedly the first narrative film to shoot on all seven continents and capture a total solar eclipse as the backdrop of a scene. Also notable about Nomad was that it was shot entirely on location with no sets, green screens or cinema lights, with just two actors and a traveling crew of eight people.
On June 23, 2023, I had the pleasure of speaking with Taron Lexton via Zoom, as embedded below and set to air via the Long Beach, New York-based Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz television series. Beyond Nomad, we talked about TXL Films' growth and life outside of filmmaking. More on Lexton and Nomad can be found online by clicking here and here.