Taye Taye, b. 1991,

Editor by trade. I'm a Kansas City nurtured—Ethiopian American—dedicated to exploring video & film as an art and as an indispensable tool for the world.

I'm enjoying the Music Video and Documentary space at the moment.

Stories are my drug.


Great storytellers are my plug.

From Spike Jonze to Lupe Fiasco, there's some-THING they do that makes life hum with meaning. With every project, I work to do the same.

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2021 Best Short Film - PBS Reel 13 Competition - Souriyat

2021 Official Selection -  Lift-Off Sessions GN - Right Now by Ramey Dawoud (Director's Cut)

2020 Best Documentary Feature -  Kansas City International Film Festival - Witness at Tornillo

2020 Official Selection -  Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival - Witness at Tornillo

2019 Official Selection - Arizona Short Film Festival - Souriyat

2018 Official Selection - Atlanta Shorts Fest - Souriyat

2017 Official Nomination - College Emmy - Show-Me-Chefs

2016 Winner Best Urbanism Sociology Film - New Urbanism Film Festival - Downtown: A New American Dream

2017 Best Animation and Edit - A Sense of Hope Film and Animation Competition - Impossible
2016 Official Selection - BisonBison Film Festival - Atelophobia

2015 Silver Remi Award - 49th International Independent Film Festival - High Hoax - DIYing to Exist