Signe Taylor is a media educator and freelance documentary producer.
Her first video, Greetings From Iraq, documented the effects of Operation Desert Storm and the international embargo on Iraqi children and their families. Greetings From Iraq won numerous awards at film festivals, including the Golden Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival and a CHRIS Award. The video was broadcast on public television and used for fundraising and educational purposes by many grassroots organizations.
In her work as a Media Educator, Signe Taylor has collaborated with diverse groups of teens to create educational videos about conflict resolution and substance abuse prevention. These videos have been well received at film festivals and are in use in classrooms nationwide. Her free-lance work includes producing videos for children’s shows on PBS, directing shorts for commercial and educational clients, and shooting for C-Span.
She recently completed Circus Dreams, a vibrant film about Circus Smirkus, one of the best youth circuses in the world. A hit on the film festival circuit, Circus Dreams received Best Film4Families Feature at Seattle International Film Festival, Audience Choice at Woods Hole Film Festival, an Indie Spec Special Recognition Award at the Boston International Film Festival, and a Youth Jury Award at Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth, among other honors.
She is now working on Telling My Story, a heartbreaking and inspiring documentary about the life-changing experiences of 14 Dartmouth College students and 10 female prisoners working together to write and perform an original play about the experiences of the incarcerated women. It’s a thought-provoking film that delves into privilege, poverty and injustice and challenges viewers to think about who is in prison and why.