Taylor is the Founder/ Director of Ampersand Video, a production company that creates everything from branded series to product promos. She has worked on several documentaries, most notably directing Ignition: Souls of San Francisco, a feature about a street photography project that caught fire in the Bay Area. Check out the trailer.
Before starting Ampersand, Taylor headed Forbes magazine’s San Francisco video bureau. There, she cut her teeth leveraging a small team to deliver on tight deadlines and learned how to hone in on the heart of a story. Previously, she got her Bachelor’s in Journalism from Northwestern University, minoring in Film & Media Studies. She went on to enroll in Puppy Kindergarten with her mini husky, which made undergrad feel like a breeze.
WHAT DRIVES HER:
Taylor is tantalized by sculpting story arcs and capturing breathtaking imagery. She aims to create videos that inspire and tickle the imagination. Videos that move people. Her mission is to live and work mindfully and to continually grow as a creator. And to kick her cold brew addiction…. one day.
Want to get in touch? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s currently based in Seattle, WA.
One of my most exciting projects to date is a feature-length documentary about a San Francisco storyteller who has sparked a movement. The film premiered at the Roxie Theater on March 15, 2017. See www.igniteoursouls.com for more info.
Check out the trailer:
ABOUT THE FILM: On the surface, Dijon Bowden is a talented street photographer who has told thousands of people’s stories. But anyone who has stood in front of his lens or who has gazed deeply into one of his photographs can tell you that there’s something bigger going on. IGNITION: Souls Of San Francisco is the story of a movement that’s caught fire in San Francisco and has started spreading across the nation. It’s the story of all sorts of souls, seen through a lens of love and compassion, awakening to their own presence and purpose and to the other souls around them.
The magic in Dijon’s photography comes from the positive energetic force that he cultivates and radiates. This light is there, reflected back, in the eyes of each individual he photographs. His project, SOULS of Society, has connected hundreds of thousands of people in a growing community of empathy, openness, and awakening. The film follows Dijon and some of the people his project has touched, delving beyond his photographs to the heart of what he’s been called to do.