Meet the Filmmaker

Taylor Rees


Taylor Rees

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Taylor is a documentary filmmaker and photojournalist, and avid explorer of stories and landscapes, and above all else, the human heart.

Her focus is bringing new perspectives and deeper public understanding to the complexities of climate change, conservation, human rights, environmental justice and extractive industries. What matters to her are the people within these stories and their own experience of co-creating those narratives, breaking away from traditionally extractive forms of storytelling. 

She received a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry where she led the Yale Environmental Film Festival for two years before moving into a career as a full time director, producer, and shooter.

Filmography Featured on Docuvist

From Kurils with Love

24 min

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- Synopsis

Vladimir, a scrappy Russian marine biologist, stows away aboard a boat filled with adventure junkies and a world-renowned cybersecurity expert to help fulfil his quest to understand and protect the Kuril Islands. Set in one of the most inaccessible volcanic island chains in the world, the film introduces us to a true warrior for the planet on an intimate journey of visual bliss, sea lion chaos, and ultimately a greater hope for the Earth.