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Jason Pollard

Jason Pollard’s involvement in the film industry began when he was a young child accompanying his father, acclaimed film producer/ editor Sam Pollard, to different edit rooms and watched as his father magically turned strips of celluloid into complex and wonderful stories about people across the world. After transferring to New York University’s Film/TV program He has edited several acclaimed documentary films including 2007’s “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” “Sing Your Song” which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, “Slavery By Another Name” which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and most recently the Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone” which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Janah Elise

Janah is a Nuyorican documentary director and editor from the Bronx, NY. Her work has premiered at Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and New York film festivals, among others. She enjoys working on documentaries about pressing social issues, where she is able to incorporate her background and concurrent practice in visual arts. Her recent work includes Bad Hombres, a feature documentary for Showtime, for which she was lead Editor, and Melting Snow, an archival short documentary supported by IF/Then and Field of Vision, for which she was the Director, Producer and Editor. Janah holds a degree in Globalization Studies with a focus in Latin America, was a 2019 Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Fellowship recipient, a 2021 En Foco Grant Recipient and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Jesus 'Chuy' Silva

Editing stories isn’t just about getting the locked picture. It’s about telling real-life engaging stories that I know are going to have an impression. Documentaries have the potential to tell stories that go beyond a film. They go behind a campaign to fight for a cause or inform and create awareness or change at least one person’s mind. Having had the opportunity to work in Reality TV for major networks, commercials for leading brands, and award-winning, Emmy nominated documentaries. I’ve honed my skill set to tell stories very succinctly with a particular style. In documentaries, it’s often not just about talking heads and B-roll. It’s about engaging while being entertaining. My work has been shown theatrically and on outlets such as Netflix, HBO, and PBS. I’m Los Angeles-based, and I’m fluent in Spanish and English. I continue editing on a freelance basis, mostly remotely from my edit bay. I look forward to collaborating with you to create the best version of your story.

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Jessica Lee Salas

A doc editor based in northeast New Jersey, I'm drawn towards stories exploring identity, race, inequity and the mysteries of human nature. I love the challenge of crafting a compelling narrative and the fulfillment of seeing a story come to life. I’m seeking projects to collaborate on that are thought-provoking and take risks editorially and creatively. Currently I’m editing feature-length documentary HAZING with director Byron Hurt. Other editing credits include NAILED IT, a feature doc for PBS’ American Re-Framed; THE LOVING GENERATION, a 4-part series about growing up biracial for Topic.com; and several reports for PBS NEWSHOUR. As a way to learn and network, I enjoy assistant editing and have contributed to several films as an AE or associate editor including DECADE OF FIRE, ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM and THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO. In 2018 I was selected for the inaugural Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program.

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John-Paul Mackey

Hi! My name is John-Paul Mackey, but feel free to call me J.P., Genius, or both. I have edited videos of various lengths sporadically within the past decade, but I have taken film editing more seriously in the past couple of years. Some of my previous work includes a two-minute video promoting a local Black-owned coffee shop, a one-minute PSA encouraging empathy, and a 17-minute documentary about important events in February, also known as Black History Month. My career goal is to teach digital media to black people (and people of color) with disabilities like me. I hope that they will be inspired to thrive in the digital media industry by watching me, a black autistic man, pursue my dreams. Given my career goal, I enjoy working on videos featuring people who the mainstream media may misrepresent or not even give the time of day. Outside of video editing, my lifelong passion has been music, ever since I played the piano by ear at my grandmother's house at just three years old. I also enjoy podcasting, traveling, and watching game shows (especially "Wheel of Fortune" and "Family Feud"). I'm an editor because of my strong attention to detail, intricate organization skills, and unique storytelling abilities. I can begin editing your next documentary as soon as possible!

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Jasmine Cannon

Jasmine is a filmmaker born in Alabama and based in New York. She has worked on documentary features, series and branded content campaigns in various capacities for outlets including PBS, Netflix, Hulu, ABC and Disney+. She holds a MS in Documentary Storytelling from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a BA in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Alabama. Jasmine is also a Teach For America and Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Diversity Program alum. Jasmine is passionate about telling stories that feature often marginalized voices as well as those with historical relevance.

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Jillian Moul

Originally from Hawai'i, Jillian Kehaunani Moul is a Primetime Emmy Award nominee and a member of the American Cinema Editors. She edited the feature documentary "Fame High" with Oscar-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy and three feature films with director Jon M. Chu for Paramount, Universal, Blumhouse and Open Road. Ms. Moul worked on the Showtime series "Time of Death," which was selected as one of the Top Ten Television Series by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. "Time of Death" was also awarded Best Limited Series by the International Documentary Association. Ms. Moul was lead editor on "L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin," a Showtime documentary that won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Documentary. She edited HBO's documentary series "Brave New Voices" and The Sundance Channel's "Big Ideas for a Small Planet," which won the Environmental Media Award for an episode edited by Ms. Moul. She worked with renowned filmmaker Barbara Kopple and director Sara Dosa on a Netflix documentary, "Tricky Dick and the Man in Black," and the Apple TV documentary series "Dear..." with Executive Producer RJ Cutler. Ms. Moul's directorial debut was "Surviving Home," a feature documentary that played in theaters, won multiple festival awards and had its PBS broadcast and streaming premiere in November 2019. "Surviving Home" is also screening across the country as part of its community outreach program and streaming on Amazon.

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Jaskiran Singh

Jaskiran Singh is a digital creator originally from Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2020 with a major in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism & Media and with two minors in Visual Communication and Film. Recently, Jaskiran was a video editing and producing fellow for Insider. She worked on Food Insider shows like Fast Food Chemistry and Food Wars. Before that, she was freelancing as a videographer/video editor for 5 years, supervised a TV studio, and interned with the video/social team at National Geographic. Jaskiran's aspiration in life is to help show, share, and amplify diverse stories visually and digitally through outlets like film and short-form video.

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Jean Kawahara

I love stories –filmed, written, aural – that explore identity, champion underdogs, and challenge the status quo. I’m particularly interested in working with and supporting the BIPOC film community; despite the industry’s focus on social justice, there’s a glaring lack of representation behind the camera. I’m currently editing and co-producing a feature doc highlighting female, 2-spirit and non-binary Indigenous activists at the 2016 Standing Rock resistance camp and beyond. My independent film credits include Belly of the Beast, an exposé of human rights abuses in the criminal justice system; Blessed Child, a personal doc by a former member of Reverend Moon’s Unification Church; T-Rex, a chronicle of teen boxer Claressa Shields’ Olympic journey; City of Borders, a profile of the only gay bar in Jerusalem where Palestinians and Israelis mingled; Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story, a historical recounting of a Japanese American who sued the U.S. government for violating his civil rights during World War II. I’ve been editing for over 20 years, yet there’s no place I’d rather be than in a semi-dark room – with lots of treats – figuring out the best way to tell a specific story; the challenge thrills me every time.

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James Atkinson

PARTIAL CREDIT LIST: DOC SHOWS: Last Chance U Season 4 Last Chance U Basketball Waffles + Mochi Cheer Season 2 Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy DOC FEATURES Tenacious D’s “D-Tour” UNSCRIPTED COMEDY Drunk History I’ve also cut scripted comedy and animation shows.

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Jon Ayon

Jon Ayon is a Mestizo (Comcáac/Pipil/Xicano/Salvadoreño) filmmaker from LA. In 2010, he made the Bay Area his home and earned a B.A. from San Francisco State University’s School of Cinema and an MFA in Documentary from Stanford University. His work has earned him recognition and support from Francis Ford and Roman Coppola, The Annenberg Foundation, SFFILM, NewFilmmakers LA, the Points North Institute, the International Documentary Association, Full Frame, Avenida TV, and Sundance. Ayon’s films highlight issues pertaining to the Mestize/Latine- “American” experience, such as broken Indigenous kinship systems, internalized colonialism, Ulysses syndrome, and generational trauma.

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Jo Clemente

I am a seasoned short form award winning trailer editor that has worked on major theatrical trailers, broadcast promos for every major network, presentations, and sizzle reels. Having worked as a producer as well, I am a well rounded creative with a great natural instinct. I am very easy to work with. I am a team player and I feel there is no place for an ego in a creative environment. I am self produced. Currently I am working in Television Development producing and editing sizzle reels to pitch to all the major networks.

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Jessica Wadsworth

Oddballs, outcasts, B-sides, rarities. I love to elevate the underdog. I am just embarking on my first documentary film, a project conceived during COVID-19. I'm exploring proto-hip-hop. Yes, the things that came before the thing that came from then Bronx. You'll find me crate-digging and driving around with a camera and mic until 2022.

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Julie Hwang

I gave up an electrical engineering career in 2010 to pursue a love of film. I'm highly technical and obsessively detail oriented by training and nature, and doing my most to stretch my creativity in every new project. I love the collaborative nature of editing and I'm proud to be able to work with amazing individuals to tell stories.

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Jean Rheem

Jean is a Korean-American documentary filmmaker from North Carolina. She fell in love with documentary filmmaking as an art form that can both affirm us in our individuality and connect us to others. Her credits include Save My Seoul—a documentary feature about young girls in the sex industry in South Korea, which won the Grand Jury Award at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival; and most recently, Accepted—a documentary feature that explores race, class and education in the US through the lens of ambitious high school seniors in rural Louisiana. The film is produced by Davis Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio, Boardwalk Pictures & Jubilee Media, and is an official selection at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. She is currently editing the Untitled MCN DOC—a documentary feature following the battle for freedom of press in the Indian Country, which is a Sundance Documentary Fund and Ford Foundation JustFilms grantee. She is a Karen Schmeer Editing Fellow and Brown Girl Doc Mafia's Sustainable Artist grantee. Her documentary work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Sundance Institute, IFP and LEF Foundation. She hopes to continue telling honest and complex stories that create space for us to reflect on our own lived experiences.

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Jose Ho-Guanipa

Jose loves telling stories that help change the world for the better and help people consider a new point of view.

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Jiuxin Zhu

Born 1996 in Heilongjiang, China, Jiuxin Zhu grew up in Beijing and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018 and his Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media at New York University in 2020. Based in Jersey City, NJ, he worked at Hello World Communications as a Technical Manager, and at Insider, Inc. and Mob Scene as Producer/Videographer/Editor and Assistant Editor respectively. He has also volunteered at Nonviolence International New York as a videographer during COVID-19 pandamic. He is the owner of Jiuxin Productions Inc. He is open to various jobs in producing, video production and post-production.

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Jalea Jackson

Jalea Jackson is an Atlanta-based Director, Producer, and Editor who aims to create films that spark conversation. Jalea has won multiple awards for her work as an editor, filmmaker, and producer. Her work has been screened in festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, and many more. Jalea was the Assistant Editor and DIT for the Sundance 2021 Award-Winning Feature Film "Ma Belle My Beauty", a New Orleanian-French-inspired love story. She also was the Assistant Editor for the feature documentary "Commuted", and the Hulu Documentary "Look At Me: XXXTentacion". Jalea founded her production company Jalea Jackson Productions in 2016. Through her work, Jalea intentionally focuses on telling stories centered on highlighting the culture and authenticity of marginalized communities and the human condition while reclaiming the narrative of stories that are often misconstrued or untold.

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Jiayan "Jenny" Shi

Jiayan "Jenny" Shi is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about stories that find shared humanity and compassion. Her debut documentary "Finding Yingying" (MTV Documentary Films) has won numerous awards including the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and a China Academy Award of Documentary Films, and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy award. Jenny's work has appeared on Paramount +, MTV, BBC News, PBS NewsHour, Business Insider and Bilibili. She has also contributed to work on Netflix, Discovery Channel, Tencent, Google, among others. Jenny is a graduate of Kartemquin's Diverse Voices In Docs program, a TFI Network alum, a fellow of the Inaugural Women at Sundance Adobe Fellowship, and a DOC NYC "40 Under 40" filmmaker. She was named as one of the “20 Rising Women Directors You Need to Know in 2020” by IndieWire. Jenny is the co-founder and programming director of the Chicago chapter of the Video Consortium where she curates films and organizes community events for non-fiction storytellers.

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J.M. Harper

J.M. Harper is a director and editor. JEEN-YUHS, a five-hour Netflix documentary on Kanye West that premiered at Sundance 2022, is his fourth feature documentary. His short film DON'T GO TELLIN' YOUR MOMMA (NYTimes Op-Docs) won both Jury Awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. He also edited DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL (Criterion), which is distributed on the Criterion Collection. His work has also been featured at Cannes, PBS Independent Lens, AdWeek, Vimeo Staff Picks, FADER and the Guggenheim Museum.

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Jiefei (Faye) Yuan

Born in Shanghai, China, Faye is a New-York based bilingual writer, producer, and editor. She is the founder of New Circle Films, an independent development and production company based in Queens, NY. Collaborating with teams spanning four continents, New Circle’s mission is to create thought-provoking content that sheds light on underrepresented groups and global injustices. With support from Tribeca, Doha Film Institute, and Women Make Movies, Faye wrote, produced, and edited her first feature-length documentary about a maverick Chinese animal rights activist - premiering in 2021. In 2019, she directed a hybrid documentary, which received the 2021 New York State Council on the Arts Film & Media Award. In addition to filmmaking, she is a curator for the Queens Memory Project – a community archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College with the aim of raising awareness and a sense of ownership in the production of shared historic records. She is the host of the third season of the award-winning Queens Memory Podcast. Faye graduated cum laude from Wellesley College and earned her Master’s from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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Jia Li

I am an editor, director, and DP immersed in the world of documentary short and long-form. My background in studio art, design, and interaction science informs my approach and eye. My years in journalism and lived experience as an immigrant and familiar stranger serves as the bedrock to how I engage with documentary ethics, compassionate storytelling, and spectacle vs ethnographic observation. I've edited for Fusion, Topic Studios, CBS Originals, amongst other networks, as well as branded documentary series and artist platforms. I am a collaborator that works closely with directors and producers, and a DP who can see with the eyes of other roles. Sound holds the most weight to me in a good film, but surprise and curiosity are the main drivers in my approach, supplemented with an eye for cinema and journalistic intention.

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Jesús Gerdel

I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and since 2010 have lived in the U.S. (New York, Austin, Dallas) and Europe (Copenhagen, Madrid, London). I'm fluent in Spanish and English, intermediate in French, and learning Danish. I've worked as an offline editor, assistant editor, and tech operator for film distributors, creative agencies, and independent documentary filmmakers. I also have a background in music/sound, and have occasionally worked as both editor and music producer for the same project. I'm currently working as an editorial assistant in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Andor. I'm based in the UK/London, and able to collaborate remotely.

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Justin Lewis

Hello Everyone! I am a feature editor with credits in both documentary and scripted films. I love working on documentaries because of the human connections it creates and the perspectives they can provide to help change the lives of others. I REALLY enjoy collaborating with directors. The director/editor relationship is so integral to the process. Looking forward to some great collaborations!

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Jerry Chan

Jerry Chan is an editor with over 15 years of experience across a variety of formats: documentary, reality, music videos, commercials, and live performances. He specializes in music-based documentaries but loves all genres. Most recently, he served as Head of Post-Production for WAV Media, a livestream music platform for musicians and their fans. He produced, directed, and/or edited over 500 hours of original programming and live events for artists like Kanye West, BTS, Kid Cudi, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion. Jerry is looking to branch out into feature-length projects but is open to documentary series as well.. With degrees in computer science and film production from Princeton University and USC, respectively, he possesses a lifelong passion for both technology and filmmaking and loves to explore new media formats to create entertaining stories for the world.

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Jae Shim

Jae Shim is a Korean American filmmaker whose interests and tastes gravitate towards the irreverent, profound, and romantic. Jae's creative approach closely mirrors that of Werner Herzog’s 'ecstatic truth' where the line between documentary and fiction is blurred, imploring the auteur to go beyond mere observation to arrive at a greater reality. In 2016, Jae was selected as a finalist for the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop for his short story 'Happy Death Co.' which centered around fake funerals in South Korea. Jae eventually stumbled upon the groundbreaking work of David Cope who famously experimented with artificial intelligence and music. Nothing short of a dream project, he embarked on a five year journey with the algorithmic composer to make a film about the creative process itself. 'Opus Cope: An Algorithmic Opera' imagines David’s world as a “documentary” and marks Jae’s feature film debut. Editing experience includes ESPN boxing doc series 'BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS' (2020 - 2021), Netflix comedy special 'TOM SEGURA: BALL HOG' (2020), feature documentary 'WE CALL HER YOLANDA' (2016), and narrative feature 'THIS TIME (2022).'

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Josaen Ronquillo

born in manila, philippines and raised in los angeles, reu jo saen hernandez ronquillo is a film editor, photographer, and artist. through the inspiration of their grassroots community organizing work, jo saen seeks to uplift the vivid and impactful stories of immigrant communities and works to educate people through storytelling & the arts.

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Justina Tran

My major in college was Communications and Culture with minors in French and Film. Before I was in college, I knew that I wanted to use video as a way of investigating the cause and effects of cultures. I've learned over the years that there are many ways to tell the story of another person of another culture that shouldn't diminish their existence. I constantly keep journalistic ethics in the back of my head and hope to only help the lives of subjects by bringing awareness to their lives. Every internship or job I've had has only pushed me to realize that documentaries are really the type of work I need to be doing. I also believe we live in a time where videos and documentaries are some of the strongest tools of information. Some of my favorite docs are "Drop City," "There is no 'I" in Threesome, and "Act of Killing." I find there are so many different ways to play with video, that I believe these three do great jobs at in terms of the cinematography and subject matter. Since I make music, I also like to contribute all my creative outputs into my projects. I'm looking to work on any shows that would showcase how the current culture of a place has been influenced upon through relevant politics and or social movements. Down the line, I'd really like to explore how neo-colonialsm exists in Franco-phone countries. As of right now, I'm looking to be an assistant editor or any position that would help me gain any skills and education about the production of a documentary.

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Jeffrey Elmont

I have worked on documentary features (AN OPEN SECRET) and series (DEFYING GRAVITY). I’ve has also edited commercials for Nike, Adidas, Sony, and Mitsubishi. I have worked on the documentary series for the National Endowment For The Arts entitled UNITED STATES OF ARTS. The series was recognized at the 2017 Made in Hollywood Honors for Television even. 
I also worked on the documentary series for TV One titled, TWO SIDES. The series is co-produced and narrated by Viola Davis. TWO SIDES focuses on four high profile cases that have been watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community.”

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Jean Tsien

Born in Taiwan and based in New York, Jean Tsien has been working in documentary film for over 35 years, first as an editor, and then over time, as a story consultant, producer and as an executive producer. Tsien's feature editing debut, Something Within Me, won three awards at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. Her notable editing credits include: the 2001 Academy Award nominee, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy; the Peabody award winning films Malcolm X: Make It Plain, Travis and Solar Mamas; the Academy Award shortlisted films Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing and Miss Sharon Jones!; and The Apollo, which won a 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary. In 2021, Tsien received two Peabody Awards, one for the landmark five-part PBS series Asian Americans, which she executive produced; and the other for her role as producer on 76 Days, a film capturing the earliest day of the COVID-19 crisis in Wuhan. 76 Days was also shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards, nominated for the 2020 Gotham Awards, and won the 2021 Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. A true believer in nurturing emerging talent, Tsien has served as an advisor at the Sundance Institute Edit and Story Lab, Camden/TFI Retreat, Catapult/True False Rough Cut Retreat, Chicken & Egg Pictures (Egg)celerator Lab, CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum, Dare to Dream Asia, Hot Docs Blue Ice and Cross Currents Labs, IDFAcademy, and IFP Lab. Tsien's artistry as a visionary editor, mentor and field builder has been recognized by a 2018 Art of Editing Mentorship Award presented by Sundance Institute, and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented at DOC NYC’s 2020 Visionaries Tribute.

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Julie Y Moon

I am a Korean American media & arts educator, artist, and experimental art curator with 10 years of professional experience in NYC. I am interested in collaborating with art collectives, community organizations, and placemaking projects. I am open to new opportunities and challenges. My artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. A lifelong cinephile and history nerd. I have editing experience with my video work and short films. My goal is to be lead editor on feature films. I would love to work on documentaries and dramatic films. My special interest are animation and experimental videos. I’m an upcoming assistant editor. My next availability is in November. I am opened to learn and take on new challenges.

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Jasdeep Kang

My name is Jasdeep (she/they), I also go by Jakari Wing for my musical projects. I was born & raised in Yuba City, CA, and currently live in NYC. I freelance as a filmmaker, editor & photographer, for fun I DJ, make music and write! The camera & music were both introduced to me as tools at a young age. I now use film & music to accompany me in my day to day documentations, and also as tools for fantasy, reflection and care. My hope is to celebrate individual expression & collective healing through my creations & collaborations.

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Jeremiah Reyes

In the last three years my interest in photography and cameras has spilled over into a desire to learn videomaking, and in particular camera operation, editing, and colour grading. I have been working hard to build my knowledge and experience in video production and post-production through working on short films, various photography projects, working in post-production, and taking as many workshops and training programs as possible. After taking a certificate program that I completed at BCIT for Video Production and Editing. I have a great desire to expand my knowledge and go more in-depth with videography and editing.

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Jo Huang-Zollner

I'm a freelance filmmaker originally from Taiwan. I relocated to Austin, Texas from Taipei in 2008, and has since adopted it as home. I've been working in the local post industry for the past 7+ years and my work portfolio features mostly short-form non-fiction storytelling, as well as some post supervising work. As a freelance editor, I work with different people and agencies on different projects, often under strict deadlines. Collaborating with teams of creatives, communicating efficiently while being attentive to the needs of all parties, and keeping projects and media organized is the foundation in my daily work. I love learning new ideas and getting to know the world through storytelling. When I'm not in front of the computer, I enjoy planning my next travel adventures, figuring out ways to live more environmentally and socially conscious, and laughing at funny animal videos online.

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Javier Campos

I have just moved from Mexico City to San José California. I been working in the audiovisual industry in Mexico for 20 years. I have edited 17 documentary feature films, in addition to a handful of Mexican television series. All of these films have been shown in festivals around the world including TRIBECA, TIFF, FIDOCS Chile, Antenna Sydney, DOKfest Muchen, and HOTDOCS Toronto. My most recently released film, “The Guardian of Memory”, won the 2020 Ariel Award for Best Documentary Feature (the Ariels is the Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards). I graduated with a degree in Communications in 2002, but I had been fascinated by cinema from a very young age. As a kid I rented bootleg Betamax tapes of Hollywood hits from a neighbor in my small town outside of Mexico City. In documentary cinema, I discovered the potential of editing to construct arguments and messages with attention to emotional and aesthetic connection with viewers. While documentary film generates conversations that can lead to concrete change regarding the problems that afflict our societies, it is also a tool for collective reflection that preserves the historical memory of individuals.

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Jasper Kim

Jasper Kim has been directing and editing various content for over 8 years. As a freelance editor and colorist, they have worked for the Criterion Collection, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Carla Lalli Music (a celebrity chef). As a director, Jasper has directed narrative shorts and is developing pilots and features at Film Cubby Productions.

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Joshua Reinstein

Joshua is a Pennsylvania filmmaker and recent grad of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Film and Television Production. He is currently employed as an assistant editor for a production company in Brooklyn for an upcoming feature documentary, organizing and structuring footage databases, and creating promotional content for social media. During his short time in the industry, Joshua has worked as a director, writer and editor for a variety of film and television related content, both narrative and documentary. His most recent projects include working as an assistant for Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias (2021), directed by Philip Shane. He continues to work for Philip's company as an assistant editor for The Myst Documentary (2023). Joshua hopes to put his skills to use for the good of the community, working to raise awareness of positive social causes such as erasing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Joshua would like to continue his career path in the entertainment industry by showcasing important social causes and supporting all forms of diversity and positive representation.

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Jennifer Sharp

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Jehan Harney

I am an award-winning Egyptian and American filmmaker and journalist based in NYC. I know what makes a good story, why, and how to efficiently tell it visually and cinematically for short or long-form productions. I co-edited my cinema vérité feature-length documentary, The Lost Dream. It premiered nationally on the World Channel’s Global Voices and was honored with a U.S. Congressional screening. The ITVS-funded film reveals the plight of Iraqi refugees in the U.S. It was executive-produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras. I also edited my short documentary series on Muslims in America. The Colors of Veil won Link TV-One Nation Many Voices Award for best documentary on American Muslim women, and Soul Mechanic was featured on the Metro cover page of the Washington Post. Currently, I am working on three projects. My edited trailers and sample reels helped them get funding and get pitched at major international festivals, such as Sheffield DocFest MeetMarket, MEDIMED, Hot Docs, etc. For several years, I worked in television and multimedia news production. I recently covered the two-week 2022 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh. At COP27, as a video journalist and communications strategist for the Rockefeller's Philanthropy Advisor's Climate Nexus, I produced, filmed and edited videos for their global campaign to lower methane emissions. My journalism awards include the Writer’s Guild of America-East and the Christopher Award. I hold an MA in International Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. I am fluent in the Arabic dialects of the Levant, the Arabian Gulf and Egypt.

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J.D. Jones

I am a self-taught filmmaker and award winning creative that likes to produce experimental films with a focus on new media storytelling. I have experience with a wide range of subjects and formats, including creating content for TV Commercials, Corporate Documentaries, Political Campaigns, and Non-Profit organizations using Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Cinema 4D. I’ve used Blender a little for animation and I use DaVinci Resolve quite extensively for grading. I've done a lot of things. I'm still doing a lot of things. But I'm always learning, always seeking new opportunities, and always open to what's next.

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Jake Blasini

Hello! Thanks stopping by. Most of my work as an editor thus far is grounded in music and dance - performances, promotional, documentary, and conceptual work. Music is the starting point which drives everything else. I love editing, collaborating, getting in the weeds of footage, improvising, and seeing what is possible.

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Jason Alarcon

Jason Alarcón is a bilingual, queer, Latinx film editor based out of San Francisco. He discovered his passion as a teenager while producing a short documentary about his Peruvian father. Since graduating from Columbia University, he has assisted many television series and feature films, including Oscar-nominated “How to Survive a Plague” about AIDS activism, and Emmy Award-winning “Independent Lens” on PBS. Jason was an editor on several shorts, like “Tiny Little Planets,” a queer coming of age narrative, and an additional editor on features, like “CHASING” about the Lat35 team that rows across the Atlantic Ocean. While at Goodby, Silverstein & Co, he worked on multiple advertising campaigns and supported Courageous Conversations’ “Not A Gun” campaign against systemic violence. He was a lead assistant editor on “37 Words,” a 4-part ESPN+ series on Title IX’s journey into protecting women and gender-fluid children, within sports and beyond. Jason was a 2020 Sundance Art of Editing fellow and is currently a 2023 Karen Schmeer fellow. He currently serves on the steering committee of the Alliance of Documentary Editors and is co-president of the Video Consortium Bay Area, where he champions local, diverse filmmakers. In the edit room and beyond, Jason continues to advocate for queer, women, trans, non-binary, disabled, racial minorities, and other underrepresented voices in media.

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Jiale Hu

I am a 26-year-old Chinese editor in New York with a passion for individual stories of migrant diaspora and memory. I have 3 years of editing experience in short verité film and explainer series at DX Channel. Having earned an M.A in documentary at New York University in 2022, I am excited to serve as assistant editor for feature projects in New York.

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Jordan Shalhoub

I have been working in the digital media space for 9 years — from editing YouTube docu-series, to producing viral hits across multiple social platforms. But at the heart of all my experiences is a passion for storytelling, which is why I'm trying to take my digital expertise and use it to break into the documentary world. In any job, I am always most excited about being able to share all kinds of information about the world around us, connecting across cultures, and opening others up to stories they may not have heard otherwise. My personal advocacy lies in wellness education, LGBTQ+ issues, and animal welfare.

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Joey Chery-Valentin

Hi Everyone! I'm a Writer | Director | Editor looking to help BIPOC filmmakers create their vision. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. I'm most interested in working in Expository and Performative Documentaries - but as I'm getting started, I'm happy to help with any type of project. I am proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro and FCP for assembly & Davinci Resolve for correction and color grading. Additionally, I'm currently learning Blender & After Effects to assist in my future narrative work. I'm hoping that developing an editor's perspective will improve the quality of both my writing and directing in future projects. My goal in filmmaking is to tell nuanced stories of black people and other BIPOC communities in the context of today's imperfect socioeconomic moment. I want to change the narrative and humanize us through film while hopefully minimizing the effects of the systemic trauma often featured in our stories.

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Jing Niu

Hi! My name is Jing and I'm an editor who works in the sci-fi and fantasy realm. I was one of the assistant editors on A24's Everything Everywhere All at Once. I also edit documentaries and music videos. I LOVE telling character-driven stories. When I'm not editing, I enjoy surfing, making ceramics and walking my two big akitas. I'm excited to learn about your project!

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Jesse Allain-Marcus

A self-taught filmmaker and musician from Los Angeles, CA, Jesse graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in English and a concentration in Race/Ethnicity and Narrative Theory. Fascinated by the shapes of stories, their historical evolution, and the psychology of telling them, Jesse finds endless magic within the editing process. He delights in collaboration and knows how to work hard. Currently he is looking for projects with historical, environmental, and/or community based concerns and all things strange and genre-bending. Most recently, he was the lead assistant editor and additional editor for The 1619 Project six-part doc-series.

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