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Salman Syed

I'm a Pakistani-Muslim American film editor born and raised in Los Angeles. I graduated with an M.F.A. in film editing from the American Film Institute and a B.A. in Film Production from Cal State University Northridge. I spent years as an assistant editor on reality TV shows before finding my way into docuseries and documentaries. Over the past few years I've edited on docuseries for Netflix, Apple TV+, CNN, Peacock and Discovery+.

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Stephanie Andreou

Stephanie is a director and editor currently based in Los Angeles. Her films have sought to further performance as a function of documentary and often explore politics, survival and zombie late capitalism. Born in London and raised in Cyprus, she gained her BA in Fine Art with a focus in video art and sculpture in the U.K. before crossing the pond to receive an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as an editor for ten years on award winning documentaries that have screened at Sundance, True/False, Tribeca, Full Frame, New York Film Festival and IFFR amongst others. In 2017 she was UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Fellow where she made two short films. She also received a 'Made in NY Media Center with IFP' Fellowship and NYSCA Artist grant for the development of her next film Freedom is a Place. In 2019, she became a Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow and has screened for the True/False Film festival. She was recently chosen for the 2021 cohort of the Sundance Art of Editing Fellowship and attended the 2022 Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab as well as the True/False Film Festival and Catapult Film Fund Rough Cut Retreat. She organizes with and for Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) and is a board member for the Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE).

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Seung Won Baik

Looking for someone? I'm Seung Won. I am a Korean American freelance video editor and maker based in New Jersey and around New York City. With a background in journalism and media, I believe in creating compelling digital content that derives from authentic narratives. As an editor, I’ve worked on social media campaigns, fashion and editorial, and documentary.

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Sunita Prasad

Sunita Prasad is a New York City based filmmaker and video artist. Her film editing work has screened theatrically and in major festivals internationally including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, DOC NYC, and Hot Docs, in addition to being showcased on HBO, PBS, Arte, Vice, and Logo. Sunita’s past editing credits include critically acclaimed feature documentaries 93QUEEN, AFTERSHOCK, and the Emmy-nominated and Telly Gold award-winning GOING TO WAR. Her work as a video artist has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Centre Clark in Montreal, and Flux Factory in New York City. Sunita loves to tell character-driven stories that challenge her own assumptions and keep her laughing and crying all the way through picture lock.

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Stephanie Ramones

Stephanie is a Philadelphia-based Venezuelan American filmmaker and photographer committed to using media to create a more kind, just, and equitable world. Stephanie's film subjects have ranged from Latin Dance, urban youth sports, domestic violence, social justice, and gender and racial inequities in medicine and education. Stephanie holds a Master's degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston University.

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Sebastian Diaz

I am a Mexican filmmaker and Emmy-awarded editor for the NY Times Op-Doc ATENCIÓN! MURDERER NEXT DOOR and for {THE AND} Web Series. I edited the NY Times Op-Doc TAKEOVER, which was shortlisted for the Academy Awards and premiered at Tribeca. I edited CYPRESS HILL: INSANE IN THE BRAIN, a feature doc for SHOWTIME about the iconic hip-hop group. I recently cut an episode of the NETFLIX doc series TURNING POINT-Season 2. I’m passionate about film projects and series with a strong artistic vision, that question colonial storytelling conventions and experiment with form. I like to explore the evaporating borders between fiction and non-fiction. My short documentary TOÑITA'S premiered at MoMA Documentary Fortnight and my feature documentary BRILLIANT SOIL won the Material Culture & Archeology Film Prize at the RAI Fest of Ethnographic Film. Other editing credits include the feature doc EL GRAN FELLOVE, Directed by Matt Dillon and produced by Insurgent Media and Radical Media. I have produced and edited projects for Front Line, the BBC, and Guggenheim Museum. I cut my teeth as a founder of BULBO Art Collective (2001-2011), which produced a documentary series broadcast in the US and Mexico (Univision) about the Tijuana-San Diego border culture where I was raised. My work has been exhibited internationally at ARCO (Madrid), The MAK Museum (Vienna), Creative Time (NY), and InSite_05 (Tijuana-San Diego), among many other art and film festivals. I was a 2019 Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Fellowship recipient, and a fellow of the 2020 Latino Media Market with A THOUSAND PINES, a feature documentary funded by ITVS and Latino Public Broadcasting. I sit on the board of UNIONDOCS center for documentary arts, in Brooklyn. One of the aspects I most love about editing is collaboration. I'm currently available to take on new projects.

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Stephanie Khoury

Stephanie Khoury began her career as a storyteller by documenting life through her drawings. Inspired by the courageous vulnerability of the people who let her into their lives, she now spends her time collecting and collaging moments into films. Stephanie is a documentary editor and producer and was named a Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Mentee for 2019-2020. Most recently she worked on "Our Turn To Talk," a feature documentary film focused on teenagers and their experiences living with mental health conditions. She edited several documentary shorts including "Gloves Off," which premiered on BET, and Death Metal Grandma, which premiered at SXSW and was selected as a New York Times OpDoc. Stephanie has had the pleasure of contributing to several non-fiction series such as Vox Media Studio’s "Glad You Asked," the PBS series "The Future of America’s Past," and TIME’s online web-series "The History You Didn’t Learn." While at Talking Eyes Media, Stephanie edited and produced several documentaries and documentary interactives that move beyond the traditional narrative mold. She also frequently contributed to the online magazine Newest Americans, where she edited and produced short stories about the immigrant-rich community in Newark, NJ. Stephanie graduated with a BA in Documentary Studies and Production and minors in Art and Environmental Studies from Ithaca College. She hopes to continue to create meaningful media that inspires empathy and understanding.

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Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez

Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez is a Nuyorican / Puerto Rican documentary editor based in New York City. Most recently, Sonia was on one of the editors on The Captain, the ESPN doc series about Derek Jeter. Sonia has edited several award-winning films for the Independent Lens series: Soul Food Junkies, Spies of Mississippi and Decade of Fire. Other credits include Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper for The Discovery Channel and OWN; and Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s series, which won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Sonia also edited La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla, about a beloved South Bronx matriarch and former “First Lady” of the Savage Skulls gang who has one foot firmly grounded in the outlaw life and the other as an activist and spiritual advisor. Sonia has also edited a wide range of short documentaries for clients such as The New Yorker Magazine, Tribeca Digital Studios and Refinery29. She edits English and Spanish-language content. Sonia began her career in editing (on actual 35mm film!) as an assistant editor for directors Spike Lee, Milos Forman and Robert Redford. She was also the Co-Creator, Writer and Director on a comedy web series called GET SOME!, about high school sweethearts from The Bronx who go out of their way to keep the passion burning in their long marriage. Her other directing credit includes BRAGGING RIGHTS: STICKBALL STORIES, which aired on PBS in 2006.

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Stephanie Filo

Stephanie Filo, ACE is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV/Film Editor and activist with over a decade of experience editing and producing both Scripted and Unscripted content. She is based in Los Angeles, CA and Sierra Leone, West Africa, and also serves on the board for Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone, a social impact and feminist-based organization for Sierra Leonean girls aged 11-16. She is one of the co-founders of End Ebola Now, an organization created in 2014 to spread accurate information and awareness about the Ebola Virus and its impact through artistic community activism. ​Aside from editing television and film, with a passion for bringing a voice to social issues and telling stories of the under-represented, Stephanie spends much of her spare time producing and editing social action campaigns and documentaries, primarily focused on the rights of women and girls worldwide. Some of her notable campaigns include her work with the United Nations, International Labour Organization, and the Obama White House Task Force's It's On Us campaign to combat campus sexual assault. Her charitable work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Telegraph UK, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, XWhy Magazine, and various others. Her work on the news documentary series "Mental State" earned her an Emmy nomination for the episode "Aging Out" about youth aging out of the American foster care system. She earned an Emmy win for her editing on the Mental State episode "Separated" which covered ICE deportations, making herself and Nzinga Blake the first Sierra Leonean women to ever win an Emmy award. Most recently, she won a Primetime Emmy award for her work on HBO's "A Black Lady Sketch Show", making her team the first all-Women of Color editing team to be nominated for and to win for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

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Suzette Burton

Suzette Burton is an award winning filmmaker and producer. While attending Pratt Institute, Suzette directed several films and video installations including a documentary entitled "Disconnected" about her father’s mysterious death. Since graduating film school, Suzette has co- produced the documentary "Daddy Don't Go" directed by Emily Abt. The film is also executive produced by Omar Epps and Malik Yoba. It aired on the Starz network in 2015 and screened at over 30 film festivals, winning 8 best documentary awards. Suzette has also worked as a co-director, producer, cinematographer, and editor for a variety of companies such as WEtv/AMC Networks, Pureland Pictures, "Little White Lie" (Truth Aid Media) ,One Kreate, MRT Creative, The Moth, Atlas Media, Black Entertainment Television, MRY , Stick Figure Productions , and Karina Sharif. Recently she was an assistant editor for the Naacp Image Award nominated docu - series Unladylike2020 and sizzle editor for Blumhouse Productions / Disarming Films. Suzette was also recently an Associate Producer on the short documentary Women Who Ride, a documentary teaching artist at City Lore, and the owner of Concrete Dreams Productions L.L.C. She resides in the New York City area and looks forward to directing and producing more films in the future.

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Sandra Guardado

I've been working as an editor in documentaries for a while now, about 25 plus years. I've edited public television documentaries such as the Last Man Standing on a contentious political race in Texas for POV, co-edited When I Rise, a profile on opera singer Barbara Conrad and her part in the civil rights struggle, for Independent Lens. I have also worked on documentary features such as Becoming Leslie, a profile of Leslie Cochran, Austin’s most famous homeless person, which had its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival; El Susto, an exploration of big soda and its role in diabetes in Mexico; and more recently American Gadfly about Senator Mike Gravel's improbable presidential run in 2021 which was managed by three precocious teenagers. I've also worked on documentary series, such as High Profits for CNN on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and The Radical Story of Patty Hearst for CNN.

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Shilpa Kunnappillil

Shilpa Kunnappillil (she/her) is an Indian-American documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2019-2021 Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow and a 2019 NeXt Doc Fellow. She has worked as an associate/assistant editor on documentary series and features for HBO, PBS, VICE, and more. She enjoys and has experience working on character-driven, verite documentaries. In the future, she would also like to work on experimental documentaries that play around with form and narrative structure. She is well-versed in Avid and Premiere.

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Shilpi Gupta

SHILPI GUPTA is an award-winning editor, filmmaker, and journalist based in New York City with 20 years experience. She and her work have been nominated for Emmys every year for the past 6 years (and a few before then!), including 2 Emmy nominations for Best Editing, winning 6 total. Her first film, which she directed, produced, and edited, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, among many others, and went on to short-list for the Academy Awards. In addition to independent documentaries which have screened in festivals around the world, she has worked staff and permalance at major networks since 2009, including CBS, ABC, and VICE, and has been focusing primarily on documentary series for the last few years. Shilpi has been coined "the best verite editor" by her current EP -- i.e. if you give her hours of footage you fear has nothing, she'll find you a scene of gold.

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Sondy Lucille

Sondy is a Filipina Mauritian American film editor based in Los Angeles. She has a strong background in independent film, branded documentary, and film/tv marketing. Her personal work discusses mixed heritage, Asian diasporic experiences, and how social expectations impact identity.

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Sumedha Gupta

Sumedha Gupta is an experienced editor, with videos that have garnered millions of views. She is currently a producer at a small digital production company. She was previously an editor at Buzzfeed, where she was brought on to edit one of Buzzfeed’s most-watched series, “Worth It”, within a year working there. She attended the New School for her Masters in Media Studies and St. John’s College in Santa Fe for her Bachelors in Liberal Arts. Sumedha is a well-traveled, well-read filmmaker who is interested in substantive, beautiful films that speak to the souls of all people. Born in India, she has lived in eight different cities across three countries. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Sofia Chang

Sofia Chang is a documentary editor with a background in community organizing. She recently completed work on The New Yorker's experimental short "Herselves" and is currently editing her first feature film about environmental racism. The past two summers she joined One Vote at a Time to create campaign videos for gun sense candidates in swing states. Sofia’s work interrogates questions of identity and belonging at the intersections of race, class and gender. She studied film theory and production at Carleton College in Minnesota and is mother to a cat named Anna May Wong.

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Steph Ching

Steph is a Brooklyn-based director/producer, editor, and post-supervisor. Her first feature documentary, “After Spring” (Tribeca 2016,) follows the Syrian refugee crisis. It was Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, and received a Frontline Award for Documentary Journalism. Steph was Associate Producer and Additional Editor of “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” and worked on “The Brink,” “Cameraperson,” and “The Fourth Estate.” She participated in the 2019 Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Labs and is a 2020 Karen Schmeer Fellowship Diversity Program Mentee. She was an honoree on DOC NYC's inaugural "40 Under 40" list as director.

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Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from NYC. Her editing debut won an Emmy for WGBH’s Greater Boston Arts series and she has continued to distinguish herself as a producer, editor, and director. She was selected for the prestigious Women at Sundance career fellowship in 2017, and in June 2018 was inducted into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her first feature editing credit was the Sundance film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. Sabrina’s directing debut was the Emmy-nominated BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, which she edited, co-directed and produced, winning the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color award at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in 2017. She is also the editor and co-producer of DOCUMENTED, the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas. The film had record viewership on CNN, and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary Film. Sabrina edited Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, the gripping story of an undocumented young mother’s fight for asylum to protect her baby daughter from ritual genital cutting. It toured with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and was screened at a congressional hearing on women and asylum in partnership with the Tahirih Justice Center. Other credits include Cooked, The New Black, and Wilhemina’s War. Sabrina’s television editing credits include America by the Numbers, the acclaimed PBS series hosted by Maria Hinojosa. Her episode, “The New Mad Men” won the Imagen Award for Best National Informational Program. Sabrina produces, directs and edits content for video journalism platforms and organizations. Among these are The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Frontline, American Masters, the Ford Foundation, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness, and more. She is on the faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Sandra Patiño

I am a visual ethnographer based in San Francisco, United States. I completed a Masters’ in Visual Ethnography at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Born in Colombia, my interests in film, cinematography, and video editing are influenced by my upbringing and academic development. I am interested in storytelling that brings to light immigration experiences, the intersectionality of health, sustainability, and food culture.

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Stephanie To

Despite being discouraged from pursuing media as a career by her immigrant parents, Stephanie To broke into the film and television industry, driven by her belief in the impact of storytelling: to educate, evoke compassion and empathy, and shed light on nuanced perspectives. Stephanie currently works as a Digital Content Editor and Lead Assistant Editor in unscripted television where she edits web videos and oversees media processing operations for shows airing on ABC, NBC, Investigation Discovery, and more. Her goal is to become a well-rounded editor creating impactful content. Stephanie has a keen interest in biographical films, history, natural history, food, and cultures.

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Stefanie Maridueña

I am an ACE Eddie and Emmy nominated TV Editor proficient in Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. The focus of my work is on unscripted/documentary but I am always open to editing outside of my niche. Ultimately, I gravitate towards projects that tell stories with substance, significance and that positively impact and enrich the TV and media landscape. When I'm not editing, I enjoy running, spending time with my dog and dragging my friends to karaoke in the Lower East Side.

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Steven Castro

I am thoughtful and curious. My colleagues tell me I am a "calm presence." I teach intro to video editing at Berkeley City College. I am an assistant editor at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. I am passionate about documentary stories that speak about under-represented communities, social justice, and environmental sustainability. I am a nerd who loves science fiction. But most importantly, I ALWAYS back up my project and media.

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Sowjanya Kudva

I have been working across many genres in video production for nearly two decades. I started out as an editor and, over time, incorporated writing, producing, and directing into my skill set. I have worked for corporate clients, non­profits, independent filmmakers, and my own passion projects. I have worked in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Durham, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, and have cultivated a robust network of fellow filmmakers. In 2014, I started mentoring San Francisco youth in filmmaking practice, and discovered that I love to teach. I completed a 3-year MFA in Film & Media Arts at Temple University in 2019 and now work as an Assistant Professor in Cinema & Television Arts at Elon University. (I earned my BFA in Editing & Sound from UNCSA School of Filmmaking). I continue to make media as a freelancer and believe that bringing interpersonal relations to the forefront of media making is crucial to creative, safe, and equitable production cultures. I'm thrilled to be a part of the BIPOC Doc Editors network and hope to find amazing projects to delve into! If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to reach out!

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Simone Cassas

I am an award-winning NYC-based Video and Film Editor with a strong background in motion graphics and post-production. I have over two decades of experience in several formats, genres and styles - from TV Promos, PSA’s, and commercials to corporate videos, documentaries and TV news. Since the beginning of my career at MTV in Brazil, I learned how much I love to collaborate and be part of inspiring and challenging projects. Going to art school made me see the world in a more creative way and led me to love movies. I love storytelling, both fictional and non-fictional. ​

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Skittle Chan

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Seemab Gul

Seemab Gul is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her films interweave documentary, fictional, and performative elements to explore social-political stories. Her work is interdisciplinary, immersed in the current political dialogue, examining conditions of precarity in society and focusing on the outsider experience. Her portfolio includes documentaries, drama, hybrid films and art installations. She works as a screenwriter, director, and editor. Her latest short film Sandstorm (Urdu title: Mulaqat) premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and went on to many other festivals worldwide.

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Sushant Chaudhary

Sushant Chaudhary is an Indian filmmaker based in New York where he recently completed his MFA in Directing at Columbia University. His work has screened at festivals in Atlanta, Berlin, Lebu, Miami, Montreal, Munich, Stockholm, and elsewhere. Previously, he worked as a contractual editor in Mumbai and completed his Bachelors in Media Studies at Symbiosis International University. Sushant is a JN Tata Scholar.

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Shabeer Ahmad Hamiar

Professional Video Editor with 12 years-experience, working on a variety of productions, including: documentaries, short films, drama series, spots, public service announcements (PSA), success-stories and interviews. Experienced post production supervisor; oversaw teams creating content from development through delivery. Worked in Afghanistan as ally to US government, recent evacuee to the US.

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Shirley He

Hello! My name is Shirley Yumeng He and I am a documentary director and editor based in LA and the Bay Area. I have a background in ethnographic film and had earned my M.A. from USC's Center of Visual Anthropology. Currently, I am pursuing an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University. I am passionate about telling relatable and compassionate stories of immigration, women's experiences, intergenerational struggles, food culture, and many more. My editing style is flexible and can adapt based on the story and visual style of the project. I am also experienced in animation and motion graphics. I have completed two 30-minute short films as the director and editor, both films have been screened at festivals internationally as well as in college classrooms. I have also worked with Documentary Director like Cynthia Wade and Sharon Daniels as an assistant editor and had participated in ongoing documentary projects from major studios like Apple+ TV.

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Sharonda Harris-Marshall

Hi, I'm an emerging independent editor working primarily in the documentary space. USC film alum. Originally from Mobile, Alabama. Currently living in the Midwest but free to travel for work. Been doing my own thing for a while and open to documentary shorts and features, especially those dealing with African American or African diasporic topics, such as environmental racism, justice reform, cultural preservation, or community activism. Also open to narrative short work if you got it. Currently working on a few corporate and non-profit docuprojects.

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Sami Chan

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Swapna Mella

I'm Swapna Mella, CCE. I am an empathetic and collaborative picture editor, skilled at finding emotional nuance in the footage. A reliable and even-tempered presence in the edit suite, I have over 20 years of experience in multiple genres - competition shows, news, home & lifestyle television, travel, documentary, kids shows and food shows. I am available for documentary, lifestyle and heart-warming drama projects.

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Sarah Yi Fineman

I'm a Chinese-American and Jewish emerging documentary editor and producer from New York City, driven to make and work on films that tell potent stories with sensitivity, empathy, and mutual agency. As production coordinator at Multitude Films, I worked on upcoming projects for directors Yance Ford and Kristine Stolakis, and previously worked as a story AP for director Lana Wilson. I grew up filling notebooks with stories and so have come to realize my filmmaking passion lies in the edit room – crafting narrative, teasing out character arcs, and working directly with beautiful images. I'm seeking opportunities to work as an early-stage assistant editor and always looking to learn from those with more experience. Past credits include production coordinator on IT'S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL (Sundance, 2023), and production assistant on LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER (Tribeca 2022, Peacock 2023), and THE LINE (AppleTV, 2021).

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