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Daniela I. Quiroz

Daniela I. Quiroz is a filmmaker who primarily works on social justice-focused documentaries with a unique perspective and visual style. Most recently she edited "Going Varsity in Mariachi" (2023 Sundance World Premiere, U.S. Doc Competition). Quiroz also edited “Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground” which broadcast on PBS ahead of the 2020 November election. She was one of the editors on “The Last Out” (Tribeca Special Jury Mention) alongside Carla Gutierrez and Mark Becker, which follows 3 Cuban migrants pursuing their dream to make it to Major League Baseball. Daniela is a 2017 Front Page Award winner (The Newswomen’s Club of New York) for her work on the VICE on HBO documentary Trans Youth. She edited for the VICE on HBO and VICE News Tonight shows for 3 seasons, including Goodbye Congress with Alexandra Pelosi when she sat down with 15 departing members of Congress at the end of 2018. Daniela co-edited the feature length film, Rebel Citizen with Skylight Pictures, an in-depth look at Haskell Wexler's use of cinematography as a tool for social justice, which premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival. She is currently editing a docu-series set to release in 2022.

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Derek McCants, ACE

I have been a storyteller and educator for over 40 years. My work has been shown on every major network and some streamers (please see IMDb). I have taught at UCLA, the Editors Guild, and as staff for some major providers of editing software. It is my hope to always stay at the forefront of storytelling, to tell compelling stories, and to share what I've learned.

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Experienced editor and creative producer in commercial, TV & documentary with production experience under high pressure environments (Worked internationally - in Europe, Cambodia, Panama and now the US). Using my past knowledge and experience throughout the years, I am able to stay on top of editing work and maintain creativity during production while problem solving complex logistical and budgetary challenges within my current role. Whether it be a biotech company in Silicon Valley, the wine country in California, the acupuncturist in American hospital, or gangsters in Panama, I am committed to telling unique heartfelt stories that inform, inspire and propel social change and culture awakening.

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David Aristizabal

Born in Bogota, David attended the National University of Colombia in Bogota where he studied and earned a degree in Film Production. He continued his studies further, pursuing a specialization in economics and finally arriving at USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned a M.F.A. in Film and Television Production in 2012. A Second Chance (2012), his thesis documentary short, was awarded the 2013 40th Student Academy Award.

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Diana Yip

Growing up as the queer, Asian-American daughter of an immigrant mother, Diana's search for people who looked like them in the media was often unfruitful. Now more than ever, Diana is driven to create media that properly represents marginalized communities. Diana has been involved with a number of film projects that have allowed them to work with mis- and under-represented people whose stories are not often told or heard in mainstream media. They are credited on documentairies such as Visitor’s Day, The Lexington Club Archival Project, and Free for All: Inside the Public Library. Diana currently works as a freelance editor/assistant editor in Los Angeles for various scripted narratives and documentaries.

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Daniel Garber

Daniel Garber is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Daniel is particularly drawn to projects that are humorous, obliquely political, and formally innovative. Although he also works on fiction films, most of his credits are in documentary--including Lance Oppenheim's Some Kind of Heaven and Garrett Bradley's Naomi Osaka limited series for Netflix. Previously, he was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for his work on The Reagan Show. His films as editor have screened at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam, Locarno, Visions du réel, AFI Fest, MoMA Doc Fortnight, and True/False. In 2021, he was included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He graduated from Harvard University in 2013.

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Diana Diroy

Diana Diroy is a documentary editor and cinematographer. She is a Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab Fellow (2022) and is currently editing the feature documentary, Standing Above the Clouds. In 2019, she edited the short version of Standing Above the Clouds, which won Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. In 2021, Diroy edited, Fire Through Dry Grass, a feature documentary about a group of Black and brown disabled artists living on a small island in NYC, fighting COVID and the city to protect the lives of 500 vulnerable nursing home residents. She is also a 2021-22 Sundance Art of Editing Fellow and was selected for the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program in 2018. Her cinematography work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs and CAAMFest. Her work reflects her interests in social justice, climate change, immigration, gender and identity. Diroy is currently based in San Francisco, and continuously strives to collaborate and make magic with other creatives locally and remotely.

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Deepa Nair

Deepa Nair is a multidisciplinary artist in the fields of documentary , video and screen dance. She grew up in India and her work is deeply informed by her cultural roots. Her video work explores the relationship between body, memory, trauma, movement, dance and affect. She is especially interested in ritualistic and ethnic dance forms as sites of sacred connectivity and heightened affect. Her work has been part of public video exhibitions and film festivals in US and Canada. Deepa holds an MPhil in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India and a MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University. ​She is a former Professor of English Literature and held a tenured position in New Delhi, India. She is also a dance performer, trained in the classical Indian dance- Bharatanatyam.

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Darshan Kembhavi

Darshan is an experienced, driven and passionate storyteller that has been working as a Freelance Film Editor on various Documentaries, Commercial and Branded Content over the past 11 years. His latest work is a feature documentary film, ‘Assassins’ which premiered at Sundance 2020. His work also includes, a few award-winning films which have played across numerous film festivals across the world. He believes in the power of story-telling in any form whether it be social or political justice for documentaries or a really heart-felt story about amazing characters in live-action films. His skills and expertise as an Editor over the years have also helped him break into editing Commercial and Branded Content to fit a wide variety of needs for Ad Agencies, Businesses and Non-Profits. Lastly, he is a great collaborator and loves to tell amazing stories through his skill as an Editor. Darshan was born and raised in Mumbai, India, with an undergrad degree in Electronics Engineering. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 for Graduate School at The USC School of Cinematic Arts and graduated with a Film and TV Production Major in 2011.

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David Weathersby

David Weathersby is a filmmaker/videographer and the founder of City Vanguard, an arts organization that helps independent filmmakers create community-based documentaries for educational and cultural institutions. As a director, he has produced films, documentaries, and music videos. His past projects include the documentaries Got the Love, Jazz Occurrence, Thee Debauchery Ball, and The Color of Art. His work has been featured on The Africa Channel, WTTW, and various film festivals including Pan African Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Chicago South Side Film Festival, CineKink Film Festival, Gary International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, and the Image Union Film Festival. In 2018, he was awarded a Black Excellence award for best director by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Thee Debauchery Ball won Best Feature Film at Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago Southside Film Festival, and the Cinekink Film Festival in 2019/2020.

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Davone Alexis

Davone Alexis is an editor based in New York. He was born in Brooklyn but raised on the small island of Carriacou, Grenada. His philosophy, “Everyone has a story to tell” is what captivates Davone and his love for documentary storytelling. His dedication to editing derives from his ability to structure cohesive stories that evoke raw emotions. His editing credits include Panorama: Jamming to the Top (2018), a feature-length documentary that follows the journey of several steel bands in Brooklyn as they prepare to compete in Panorama. Davone’s recent Assistant Editor credits includes High Score for Netflix and the Critics Choice Award nominee Between the World and Me for HBO. Davone has cut various documentaries as well as commercials for Haier, The Boys and Girls Club, and Gabrielle Union. His work has been screened at various festivals throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

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Danush Parvaneh

I’m a Persian-American video creator with nearly twenty years of filmmaking experience. 
 I found myself drawn to movies as a young kid, falling head-first into their stories. I decided to put that interest into action by teaching myself how to edit in middle school (and created some dubious music videos as a result). After graduating from New York University with a degree in environmental science, I had the opportunity combine my curiosity with filmmaking through video journalism for outlets like the BBC and Al Jazeera. Finally, I honed the art of ‘explaining’ through video at Vox. While there, I learned to own the video reporting process, start to finish — from reporting, to distilling complex system through animation, to editing.

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Don Newkirk Jr

Don is a New York City based award-winning filmmaker, producer, director, and video editor. His work has been featured on major media outlets including AppleTV, Boardroom, Financial Times, ESPN, CBS Sports Network, & Time Inc., to name a few. He recently won two gold Telly Awards for documentaries he directed, produced and edited for Financial Times Films division. He has worked on productions including documentaries, branded content, commercials, music videos, social media content and more. He is well versed in Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro, and Davinci Resolve.

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Daniel Chávez-Ontiveros

Daniel Chávez Ontiveros is an award-winning Mexican filmmaker. He studied an MFA in Documentary Film at Stanford University. His thesis film EL CISNE (2016) was awarded the UNAFF Youth Vision Award and the Audience Award in the Program of Sexual Diversity at the Morelia International Film Festival FICM. He works as an editor in short and feature documentary films in the California Bay Area. He edited the HotDocs and Tribeca award-winning film 499 (dir. Rodrigo Reyes). For this film, Daniel was nominated for Best Editing in a Documentary Film at the Tribeca Film Festival. He’s also the editor of the ITVS-funded film SANSON AND ME (dir. Rodrigo Reyes) SANCTUARY RISING (dir. Theo Rigby & Florencia Krochink), and UNSEEN (dir. Set Hernandez Rongkilyo). He’s also part of the production team in the limited series of GROWING UP IN AMERICA: LIFE AFTER THE TALIBAN, a project that was selected to participate in the 2021 Film Independent + CNN Original Docu-Series Intensive. Daniel is also co-director at Video Consortium México (VCMX), a non-profit organization that focuses on building community in the documentary scene in Mexico and promoting the work of emerging Mexican documentary filmmakers.

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Dominic Stewart

My name is Dominic Stewart and I am a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. I believe that my diverse educational experiences give me a unique perspective on producing and managing a wide range of film and video projects. In my early years my family often moved from place to place and I believe this transience had helped to shape who I am. I became accustomed to seeing new thingsSundance and interacting with new people, concepts, and ideas at a young age. I feel that this also bread a resiliency in me that is reflected in my life as an adult, a filmmaker, and a storyteller. I crave and seek out new ideas and experiences, which is a great help to me in my chosen field. I attended Morehouse College, an historically black college, where I first began writing and producing my own short films. I’ve recently graduated from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Filmmaking program. While there I produced and directed multiple short films including “The Brother, the Witch, and the Landlord,” which has recently been featured in the NYC Horror Film Festival and won “Best Horror Short” at the Detroit Black Film Festival. My love of storytelling drives me to take on new and interesting projects. My focus on continual learning and training in the latest technologies allow me to stay current in my filmmaking abilities and storytelling. I aim to continue developing new story driven narratives that will focus on underrepresented stories of people from all walks of life.

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Devin Smith

Devin Smith is an Emmy-nominated editor living in Atlanta. He has edited several short form videos for CNN, NBATV, and Vox Media. He received an Emmy nomination for his contributions to the CNN Digital Special, From the Olympics to Outer Space: The Untold Story of Munich ‘72. Devin has used his love of filmmaking to tackle social, economic, and environmental issues. I’m available for work in Metro Atlanta or remote.

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Dahlia Fischbein

I am an Argentine-born New York-based video artist and film editor. What I enjoy most about each documentary project is all the research and exploration that a new subject involves. I see the crafting of a story as a collaborative process where the team works together through creative problem-solving. I have an intuitive rhythmic sense and I really enjoy editing music-driven pieces. In the last few years I had the opportunity to collaborate as an Associate Editor, Co-Editor, and Editor in documentary films commissioned by MSNBC Universal, National Geographic, Discovery Network and HBO. In addition to my work as an editor, I have designed visuals for multidisciplinary events such as theater performances, fashion shows and music concerts. My experimental video-art work has been shown in galleries, festivals, and art fairs in the US, Europe, and South America such as The Shed, ~Scope Miami , ~Scope New York, Athens Video Art Festval, ArteBA, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, PACE University Gallery, Gallery W52, Weiss Pollack Gallery, Flicker Film LA, Museum Quartier (Vienna), Galerii Fotografic (Prague), The Hogar Collection Gallery, FICS (El Salvador), and NYDESIGNROOM. I studied Political Science and Film in Buenos Aires and then Film in The New School in New York.

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Deijah Lee-Carroll

Deijah Lee-Carroll is a Teaneck-grown editor and producer dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and centering love and care in her work. An avid sports fan, she began her career as an associate producer at Sports Illustrated, collaborating on projects such as Where Are They Now: Mo'ne Davis and Unsung Heroes. Since then, she has worked as an editor on docuseries including Uninterrupted's Top Class as well as LuLaRich. She studied Film and Television at Boston University and spends her free time catching pop flies and turning circles at contemporary art museums.

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Dave Monteagudo

5 years ago, I made the move to post from my previous career as a theatre director. It's been an extremely rewarding transition because editing allows me to maximize and build on the storytelling skills I developed as a theatre artists while providing new creative challenges and collaborations. My favorite projects are those that examine complex stories to help us learn from our histories with the aim of building a prosperous, inclusive and equitable future.

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Denny Thomas

Denny Thomas is an Emmy and American Cinema Editors 'Eddie' award winning editor known for his work with ABC, Vice Media, A&E Networks (History, Lifetime), and Vox Media. He has also directed multiple short documentaries and holds an MFA in Documentary Production. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Denny is currently based in New York City.

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Donnie Seals

Donnie is a director, producer, editor and writer with the boutique film production company Digife. He has spent over ten years as an editor and commercial producer with KVVU-TV in Las Vegas. Donnie recently finished working with director Resita Cox on her debut film Freedom Hill, which was selected for the Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator Program. He’s currently working as the editor on the film Finding Your Laughter with directors Arlieta Hall and Brittany Aslot, which has been selected for the 2022 Gotham Documentary Lab. His film resume also includes On Tour With The Foreign Exchange, Making Skybreak, and The Takeover, which was an official selection in the American Black Film Festival. A photojournalism graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Seals has worked as a staff photographer at the Associated Press, Pioneer Press and Chicago Tribune. His passion for live music and quirky television shows can only be surpassed by the Chicago Bulls fandom.

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Daeshan Buseck

I am for sure bad at biographies but here we go. My love for editing started way back when I was in middle school making skate videos with my friends. I would constantly be standing by watching them edit videos and just be rearing to jump in and make changes. But since then I have worked on the film "We The Animals" as an Assistant Editor (AE), SNY's "62,000 to 1" TV Special (AE), the docuseries "Untitled Pizza Movie" (AE), and a few others that have yet to release. I think what I am mostly looking for is the chance to really dive deep into the film/series editing world. I love films that are related to BIPOC stories. Working with and on stories that feel close to me makes me feel seen, and reassures me that what I am doing matters. My availability is currently open and I am mostly looking for remote work where possible.

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Dalton Carter

Most of my experience is in documentary and unscripted reality-based series. I love working with real people but I'm not opposed to working with scripted characters. I have extensive knowledge and experience as a Director of Photography, Producer, Grip, Editor, and Production Assistant. My wife and I also own a mobile coffee trailer which we set up at various events and film productions to sell coffee when we're not on set filming.

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Drea Castro

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Dora Wu

Experienced editor in commercials, TV, film & documentary with production experience under high-pressure environments (Worked internationally - in Europe, Cambodia, Panama, and now the US). Most recent works include Harper, a feature fiction and co-editing Wuhan! Wuhan! (anticipated release in 2021), a feature documentary following the daily life of citizens of Wuhan during the COVID-19 lockdown. Using her past knowledge and experience throughout the years, she is able to stay on top of editing work. Whether it be a biotech company in Silicon Valley, the wine country in California, the acupuncturist in an American hospital, or gangsters in Panama, she is committed to telling unique heartfelt stories that inform, inspires and propel social change and culture awakening.

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Dounia Sabah

As a MENA woman and an editor, I love nothing more than putting representational stories together. I've edited multiple short films where I have also created motion graphics and VFX for, 2 of which have been awarded Best VFX by the New Jersey Film Awards and Pure Magic International Film Festival. I was also awarded Distinction in Editing by my University’s Film School. You can find some of the short films I've worked on in my website. Editing has always been something I have loved to do, whether it is a photo or video. I love the magic of creating something that was not there before. I’d very much like to be apart of helping share untold stories. I also enjoy creating motion designs that can add to or help stories move forward. I am available to work now.

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Dan Arnés

Hey I'm Dan Arnés (ar-nez) I'm a Nuyorican filmmaker, producer, video editor, and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. My work has been seen at The Maryland Film Festival, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, New York Latino Film Festival, New York Television Festival, and Sun Valley Film Festival; heard at MoMA; and featured on HBO, NPR, The Paris Review, Vulture, and NoBudge. I've worked professionally in media production for nearly a decade both in video as an editor/producer (Global Citizen, Blue Man Group) and in audio/podcasts (Sonic Union, Talkhouse) as a composer and engineer. My latest short film Please Enjoy Your Stay was the winner of the 2022 Nitehawk Shorts Festival Audience Award and had a short theatrical run at Nitehawk Cinemas as part of the Best of Nitehawk Shorts Festival: Audience Award Winners series of screenings. You can view my work at danarnes.com.

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Deven Johnson

Professional editor with around 9 years of postproduction experience. I currently serve as a video editor for an international relations think tank. I am looking to break in to more features and shorts.

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