Rahdi Taylor

Concordia Studio

Rahdi Taylor is EVP of Artists in Residence at Concordia Studio, where she leads the company’s action to develop, advance and champion a select team of diverse documentary filmmakers from the US. Previously, she spent 10 years at Sundance Institute as Head of the Sundance Documentary Fund, awarding financing and creative support to documentary films globally. Films supported include Academy Award nominees Minding the Gap, Hale County, Fathers and Sons, Strong Island, Last Men in Aleppo, I Am Not Your Negro, Cartel Land, CITIZENFOUR, The Square, Dirty Wars, Invisible War, and How to Survive a Plague. Additional films supported include Shirkers, 306 Hollywood, 93Queen, and United Skates. She enjoys leading field-wide interventions, and designed and directed the Documentary Core Application; a common funding proposal adopted by most US documentary funders. She also created the Doc Film Money Map, a tool to catalyze nonfiction filmmakers to use state tax incentives for indie doc financing. Prior to Sundance, Taylor worked in film distribution for California Newsreel, and at Women Make Movies in New York. She serves frequently in the field as a juror, funding panelist and creative advisor.