Danny Tayara is a mixed-race writer, director, editor, and animator. Their work focuses largely on LGBTQIA+ and scientific stories, both narrative and documentary. They founded Seattle Queer Filmmakers, a hub for people looking to make connections and find collaborators. Previously Festival Director for the Seattle Queer Film Festival, they remain a consultant for professionals in the festival programming industry. They attend Seattle University in pursuit of a degree in Film Studies while working on the department staff. As an intern with Ulysses VR, their research prioritizes the convergence of science and film within astrobiology, data science, and virtual reality. Tayara’s award-winning films have screened in fifteen countries, and their most recent animated short was selected ‘Judge’s Pick’ at the 2019 University of Washington Climate Change Film Festival. Their main project currently in development, “Queer Space Camp,” is a sci-fi comedy narrative that explores social justice issues within queer community.
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