Danny Tayara is a filmmaker and festival programmer in Seattle, WA. They founded Seattle Queer Filmmakers, a hub for people looking to make connections and find collaborators.
Currently Senior Programmer with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Danny is Festival Director for TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and assists in programming for Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
Danny’s career as a filmmaker began at Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ youth and allies. She now manages the program. She also volunteers yearly for Camp Ten Trees summer camp for LGBTQ youth as a counselor, board member, and videographer.
Danny collaborates with many different organizations to bring her projects to completion. She thanks Blanket Fort Films, Reel Grrls, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for providing support throughout the years.
“Danny Tayara created a beautifully polished and professional behind-the-scenes featurette for my film LUCKY THEM . Danny was an absolute pleasure to work with, was incredibly dedicated and brought a level of care and respect to the project that really shines through in the final cut.”
– Megan Griffiths