Taryn Southern (born July 16, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, digital personality, director, and writer. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry. In April 2019, Taryn co-directed and produced her first full-length sci-fi documentary, I AM HUMAN with Elena Gaby, which explores the co-evolution of human and technology. I AM HUMAN had its worldwide premiere when it debuted at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.