Signe Taylor

Signe Taylor

Director

Biography

Signe Taylor recently completed IT\’S CRIMINAL, a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the USA. Featuring incarcerated women working with Dartmouth College students, the feature documentary shows that empathy is a potent force in bridging the divide.

She also directed CIRCUS DREAMS, a feature film about one of the best youth circuses in the USA. CIRCUS DREAMS premiered at Sprockets, the Family Zone of the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a Youth Jury Honorable Mention. CIRCUS DREAMS went on to receive Best Film4Families Feature at Seattle International Film Festival, Indie Spec Award at Boston International Film Festival, Audience Choice at Woods Hole Film Festival, and a Parents\’ Choice Gold Award, among other honors. It was nationally broadcast on public television in 2012.

Prior to that, Taylor directed GREETINGS FROM IRAQ, a documentary about the effects of Operation Desert Storm and the international embargo on Iraqi families. This was well-received on the festival circuit before airing on PBS. In addition, she has shot for C-Span, produced for ZOOM on PBS and received her MA in Documentary Film from Stanford University and BA from Barnard College at Columbia.

Films

It's Criminal (2017)

Role: Director

IT’S CRIMINAL is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. Featuring incarcerated women working with Dartmouth College students, the documentary shows that empathy is a potent force in bridging the divide. IT’S CRIMINAL premiered at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival in March 2017 and is scheduled to be shown at festivals worldwide.

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Circus Dreams (2011)

Role: Director

Circus Dreams is a feature documentary about one of the best traveling youth circuses in the United States. Circus Dreams premiered at Sprockets, the Family Zone of the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a Youth Jury Honorable Mention. Circus Dreams went on to receive Best Film4Families Feature at Seattle International Film Festival, Indie Spec Award at Boston International Film Festival, Audience Choice at Woods Hole Film Festival, and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, among other honors. It was nationally broadcast on public television in 2012.

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