Irene Taylor

Irene Taylor is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (Mountainfilm 2019) is her second documentary memoir, following Hear and Now, which won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award as well as a Peabody. Both films portray her immediate family members — tenderly and unflinchingly — and examine their varied experiences with deafness, mortality and beyond. Taylor has also made films for The New York Times Op-Docs (Between Sound and Silence) and HBO (Beware the Slenderman, The Final Inch, Open Your Eyes, Saving Pelican 895, One Last Hug) to name a few. She’s worked as a news journalist, a Himalayan mountain guide, and is a graduate of NYU and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Irene is the director of HBO documentary Trees, and Other Entanglements, World Premiering at Mountainfilm 2023.