Taylor Segrest is the writer/co-director of the forthcoming film, Sapelo, and a freelance producer for The Criterion Collection. He was the writer/co-producer/co-editor of the award-winning films Darwin and Children of the Arctic.
As a contributing editor at Documentary magazine, he interviewed Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Les Blank, HBO executives, and other esteemed filmmakers, writing about their films and careers 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 with top comedians including Donald Glover, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, W. Kamau Bell, Russell Brand, Ice Cube, Maria Bamford, Dr. Katz, and The Lonely Island.
In early adventures, Segrest was executive director of a midwestern arthouse cinema, a school construction worker in rural Kenya, 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.
He lives in New York City.