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 a better 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