Taylor Segrest is the writer/co-director of the forthcoming film, Sapelo, and 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 been a returning lecturer and workshop adviser in the film program at UCLA and lectured 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 co-founder and principal consultant at Cinelixir, Segrest has worked with a variety of independent filmmakers at all stages of the process. Independently, he has worked with Participant Productions, Film Independent, American Experience, Amnesty International, and the International Documentary Association.
As the editor and digital media manager at the development studio of the television network Comedy Central, Segrest worked on shows with top comedians including Sarah Silverman, Donald Glover, Marc Maron, W. Kamau Bell, Russell Brand, Ice Cube, Dr. Katz, and The Lonely Island.
In early adventures, Segrest was a school builder in rural Kenya, 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.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Anjela, and a few mongrels.