Taylor Segrest is a writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is a principal of Cinelixir
, a consultancy for independent documentary filmmakers he established with former executive director of the International Documentary Association, Sandra Ruch. As a contributing editor at Documentary magazine, he has interviewed and written about a variety of filmmakers, from first-time directors to IDA Career Achievement Award recipients Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. He has served as a juror at numerous international film festivals and sits on the advisory board of the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). He is also the Digital Media Director of the Comedy Central Stage, the development space of the television network Comedy Central.
Mr. Segrest is developing, as co-founder, DocAngeles: The Los Angeles International Documentary Film Festival.
He is currently in production on his next film which is about the most tragically forgotten rebellion in American history.