Taylor Segrest served as the writer/co-director of the documentary feature film Sapelo that was televised on the series America Reframed and nominated for the 2023 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Social Issue Documentary." He has been a producer for the Criterion Collection and was writer/co-producer/co-editor of the award-winning documentary feature films Darwin and Children of the Arctic.
As a contributing editor at Documentary magazine, Segrest interviewed Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Les Blank, HBO executives, and other filmmakers, writing about their work as well as subjects such as the emerging role of the writer in documentary filmmaking.
Segrest has lectured in the film program at UCLA and in American Studies at USC.
He has served as a juror at numerous international film festivals and was an advisory board member for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
As a consultant, Segrest has worked with a wide variety of filmmakers at all stages of the process, in addition to work with Participant Productions, Film Independent, American Experience, Amnesty International, and the International Documentary Association.
As the editor at the development studio of Comedy Central, Segrest worked on live shows, pilots, and online content for Sarah Silverman, Donald Glover, Marc Maron, W. Kamau Bell, Russell Brand, Ice Cube, Maria Bamford, Dr. Katz, and The Lonely Island.
In early adventures, he was executive director of a midwestern arthouse cinema, a late night radio dj, and a set electrician in County Galway, Ireland on a Roger Corman production about a doorway to hell that was easily one of the most justifiably neglected "horror" films ever made.