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EDITOR | Documentaries

FINDING THE WAY HOME | HBO, TV movie • December 2019

> A look at the distressing circumstances for millions of children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world as J.K. Rowling's LUMOS foundation works to reunite them with family members or place them in foster homes

DCTV Films | Dirs. Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill | Prod. Larissa Bills | Exec. Prod. Jacqueline Glover, Sheila Nevins

LENNY | HBO, 40 min • 2018

A Casual Romance Production | Dirs. Jason Benjamin, Assia Boundaoui, Jenny Gage, Elizabeth Ito & Christine Turner

Exec. Prod. Lena Dunham, Jennifer Konner, Stacey Reiss, Ericka Naegle & Jason Benjamin

• 2018 Sundance Film Festival 

15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY | A 4-part documentary series: Zoey, Ashley, Rosie and Jackie & Nina | HBO, 29 min • 2017

> Follows five girls from different cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, bonded together by this traditional rite of passage called the quinceañera

DCTV Films | Dir. Matthew O'Neill & Thalia Sodi | Prod. Xochitl Dorsey | Exec. Prod. Tommy Mottola

• 2018 DGA Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

• 2017 DOC NYC

• 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival

• 2017 TransNation Film Festival

BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN | HBO, 114 min • 2016

> Tells the story of two 12-year old girls who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease a fictional internet character called Slenderman

Vermillion Films | Dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky | Prod. Sophie Harris

• 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

• 2017 Critics' Choice Documentary Nominee, Best Documentary & Best Director

• 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), Documentary Spotlight

• 2016 Hot Docs International Canadian Film Festival

• 2016 Nantucket Film Festival winner, Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award

• 2016 DocuWest Fest winner, Women Who Doc Best Feature Award

• 2016 International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) Amsterdam

• 2016 DOC NYC

• 2016 Sydney Underground Film Festival

• 2016 Melbourne Film Festival

• 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

• 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival

• 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival

• 2016 Niagara Integrated Film Festival

• 2016 Fantasia Festival

• 2016 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

• 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Festival

• 2016 Montclair Film Festival

• 2016 Northwest Filmmakers Festival

 

LATIN EXPLOSION | HBO, 65 min • 2015

> The film celebrates the mega crossover hits that have defined the American experience and set the stage for the "Latin Explosion" in all aspects of American life

DCTV Films | Dir. Jon Alpert & Matt O’Neil | Ed. David Meneses | Prod. Xochitl Dorsey | Exec. Prod. Tommy Mottola

• 2016 Imagen Award Winner, Best Documentary for Film & Television

 

LARRY KRAMER: IN LOVE & ANGER [Co-Editor] HBO, 82 min • 2015

> The passion and anger of a modern warrior during the height of the AIDS epidemic 

Cresting Moon Production | Dir. Jean Carlomusto | Ed. Geof Bartz, A.C.E.

• 2015 News & Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Historical Programming: Long Form

• 2015 News & Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Editing: Long Form

• 2014 Sundance Film Festival, US Documentary Competition

 

CRISIS HOTLINE: Veterans Press 1 [Co-Editor] HBO, 40 min • 2014

> A look at the traumas endured by veterans as seen through work of the hotline’s responders

HBO Documentary Films | Dir. Ellen Goosenberg, Prod. Dana Perry | Ed. Geof Bartz, A.C.E.

• 2015 Academy Award Winner, Best Short Documentary

• 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Informational Programming

2013 Seattle International Film Festival

 

PRISON TERMINAL: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall [Co-Editor] HBO, 40 min • 2014

> The final months of a terminally ill prisoner being cared for by other prisoners serving life sentences

HBO Documentary Films | Dir. Edgar Barens | Ed. Geof Bartz, A.C.E.

• 2014 Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Documentary

• 2014 IDA Nominee, Best Short Documentary

 

AMERICA’S SHADOWS | 37 min • 2010

> Exposes specific socio-economic conditions of NYC youth that help contribute to the spread of the HIV virus

Dir. Tchaiko Omawale

ASSOCIATE / ADDITIONAL EDITOR | Documentaries

 

ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STANDUP [Associate Editor] HBO, TV Special • 2015

> Rosie gives a standup performance about hating her teens, having her 5th baby & dealing with major health scares in her family

HBO Documentary Films | Dir. Dan Chaykin, Prod. Larissa Bills | Ed. Geof Bartz, A.C.E.

 

UNIVERSITY OF SING SING [Associate Editor] HBO, Documentary short • 2012

> Highlights a privately funded college program in Sing Sing University, and their students

Dir. Tim Skousen | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

 

KING’S POINT [Associate Editor] HBO, Documentary • 2012

> Follows five seniors, living with love and loss in a retirement community in Florida

Dir/Prod. Sari Gilman | Ed. Jeffrey Friedman

2012 Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Documentary

• 2012 Silverdocs Winner, Best Short Film

• 2012 IDA Nominee, Best Short Documentary

• 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award recipient & Winner of Best Documentary Short

• 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Official Selection

• 2012 Woodstock Film Festival Official Selection

• 2012 DOCUWeeks Official Selection

 

MISS YOU CAN DO IT [Associate Editor] HBO, Documentary • 2012

> Focuses on a group of girls with special needs & challenges in Abbey Curran’s (Miss Iowa 2008) pageant

Docutainment, LLC | Dir. Ron Davis | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

• 2012 Athena Film Festival

 

ONE NATION UNDER DOG [Additional Editor] HBO, Documentary • 2012

> A collection of stories about the passionate and complex relationship Americans have with their dogs

HBO Documentary Films | Dir. Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

• 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

 

NO WOMAN, NO CRY [Second Editor] OWN, Documentary • 2011

> Follows four at-risk pregnant women & their caregivers in different parts of the world

Turly Pictures, LLC | Dir. Christy Turlington Burns | Ed. Sari Gilman

• 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

EDITOR | Narratives, Music Videos, Shorts & Trailers

 

THE MAKING OF A MIDWIFE | Webisodes • 2014

> Follows the progress of a midwifery school in rural Haiti through a series of characters

Turly Pictures, LLC / Every Mother Counts | Dir. Clancy McCarty

 

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS | Webisodes • 2011

> Four modules focusing on 4 major issues surrounding maternal mortality around the world

Turly Pictures, LLC & MacArthur Foundation | Dir. Christy Turlington Burns

• 2012 Lunafest Short Film Festival

                                                           

NO WOMAN, NO CRY | Documentary trailer • 2010

> Follows four at-risk pregnant women & their caregivers in different parts of the world

Turly Pictures, LLC | Dir. Christy Turlington Burns

 

NICE GUY JOHNNY | Teaser & Podcasts • 2010

> 2-minute teaser for the feature film and 5-minute podcasts with the director and composer

Marlboro Road Gang Productions | Dir. Edward Burns

 

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES | Documentary short • 2009

> Chronicles two villages in rural China: one that operates with a biogas digester and one that functions without

Cenergy | Dir. Brian Cimagala

 

HOT FOR TEACHER | Narrative short • 2007

> Comedy surrounding a high school newspaper class and their newly hired teacher

The Match, LLC | Dir. David Stott

• 2007 Independent Television Festival Official Selection

 

DEADLINE | Life Takes VISA Invitational: 48 Hour Film Project, Narrative Short • 2007

Bucky Wilson Presents | Prod. Michael Schreiber

 

GREED | 48 Hour Film Project, Narrative short • 2006

> Short drama about a group of bankers who want (and lose) it all

Bucky Wilson Presents | Prod. Michael Schreiber

• 2006 48 Hour Film Project Winner, New York City Best Film & Best Editing

 

ASSISTANT EDITOR

 

SAVING PELICAN 895 | HBO, Documentary • 2011

> Follows the 895th bird rescued & rehabilitated by a team of wildlife experts after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Vermilion Pictures | Dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky | Eds. Geof Bartz, ACE, Andrew Morreale

• 2012 Vail Film Festival Winner, Best Documentary

 

CITIZEN U.S.A. | HBO, Documentary • 2011

> A glimpse into naturalization ceremonies in all 50 states, discovering the newest members of the melting pot

Dir. Alexandra Pelosi | Eds. Michael Levine, Andrew Morreale

 

THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE | HBO, Documentary • 2011

> An investigative look into Diane Schuler and the events surrounding the Taconic State Parkway crash

Moxie Firecracker Films | Dir. Liz Garbus | Ed. M. Watanabe Millmore

 

I CAN BE PRESIDENT | HBO, Family Programming • 2011

> Children talk about past presidents and their own dreams of becoming president

Dir. Diane Kolyer | Ed. Geof Bartz

• 2012 NAACP Image Award Winner, Outstanding Children’s Program

 

WARTORN 1861-2010 | HBO, Documentary • 2010

> A look into PTSD from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

DCTV | Dirs. Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Eds. Geof Bartz, ACE, Andrew Morreale

• 2011 Television Academy Honors Winner

 

POSTER GIRL | HBO, Documentary Short • 2011

> Follows an all-American high school cheerleader turned Army soldier dealing with PTSD after returning from Iraq

Portrayal Films | Dir. Sara Nesson | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

• 2012 News & Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Informational Programming, Long Form

• 2012 News & Documentary Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Editing

• 2011 Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Documentary

• 2011 IDA Best Documentary Short winner

• 2011 Hot Docs Official Selection

• 2011 Documenta Madrid Audience Award & Jury Honorable Mention

• 2011 Athena Film Festival

• 2010 IDFA Amsterdam Official Selection

• 2010 Telluride Film Festival Official Selection

 

NEWLYWEDS | Feature • 2011

> Romantic comedy about a happy newlywed couple and their lives disruptive by family members

Marlboro Road Gang Productions | Dir. Edward Burns | Ed. Janet Gaynor

• 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

 

THE FENCE | HBO, Documentary • 2010

> Documents the creation of the US-Mexico border barrier and the social, political & environmental impacts of the project

Moxie Firecracker Films | Dir. Rory Kennedy | Ed. Sari Gilman

• 2010 Sundance Film Festival, US Shorts Competition            

 

NICE GUY JOHNNY | Feature • 2010

> Romantic comedy about a young man making tough decisions about life and love

Marlboro Road Gang Productions | Dir. Edward Burns | Ed. Janet Gaynor

• 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

 

THE COLLECTOR | HBO, Documentary • 2010

> A unique profile on Dr. Albert Barnes and his collection of modern art

Dir. Jeff Folmsbee | Ed. Tom Patterson

 

CATHOUSE: SEX, GUYS & VIDEOTAPE | HBO, Documentary Series • 2010

> A glimpse inside the legal brothel, The Bunny Ranch, from the girls’ perspective

Dir/Prod. Patty Kaplan | Ed. Victoria Ford

 

NOVA: THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE | PBS, Documentary Series • 2009

> Three part series investigating human emotions

Kunhardt-McGee | Series Prod. Graham Judd

• 2010 IDA Nominee for Best Limited Series

 

RIGHT AMERICA FEELING WRONGED | HBO, Documentary • 2009

> Captures various voices of those who did not want Barack Obama to be their president

Prod/Dir. Alexandra Pelosi | Eds. Sari Gilman, Michael Levine, Pax Wasserman, Victoria Ford

 

SHOUTING FIRE: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech | HBO, Documentary • 2009

> Explores the history and current state of free speech in America

Moxie Firecracker | Dir. Liz Garbus | Prod. Rory Kennedy | Ed. Karen K. H. Sim

• 2009 Sundance Film Festival, US Documentary Competition

• 2009 IDA ABCNews VideoSource Award Finalist

 

BAD BLOOD: Hemophilia in the Age of AIDS | PBS, Documentary • 2008

> Chronicles how a “miracle treatment” for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans

Necessary Films | Dir/Prod. Marilyn Ness | Eds. Marian Sears Hunter, Katherine Barnier

 

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT: Helen Thomas at the White House | HBO, Documentary • 2008

> A profile on Helen Thomas, the “First Lady of the Press”

Moxie Firecracker Films | Dir. Rory Kennedy | Prod. Liz Garbus | Ed. Sari Gilman

• 2009 IDA ABCNews VideoSource Award Finalist

 

FORBIDDEN CITY: REVEALED | HISTORY, Documentary • 2008

> A historic and behind the scenes look at IBM’s virtual recreation of China’s Forbidden City

Kunhardt-McGee Productions & IBM | Prod. Sandya Viswanathan | Eds. Ed Barteski, Michael Weingrad

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 | PBS, Documentary Series • 2007

> Henry Louis Gates traces the ancestry of 12 African Americans

Kunhardt Productions | Series Prod. Graham Judd | Eds. Ed Barteski, Sari Gilman, Kate Hirson, Merril Stern

 

OUR GENERATION | HISTORY, Documentary Series, Seasons 1-2 • 2006-2007

> The Baby Boomer generation revisited

A&E | Prod. John Verhoff | Eds. Marc Delforte, Geoff O’Brien

 

OTHER PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

MISS YOU CAN DO IT | Graphic Design & Titles | HBO, Documentary • 2012

> Focuses on a group of girls with special needs & challenges in Abbey Curran’s (Miss Iowa 2008) pageant

Docutainment, LLC | Dir. Ron Davis | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

• 2012 Athena Film Festival

 

POSTER GIRL | Post-Production Supervisor, Graphic Design & Titles | HBO, Documentary Short • 2011

> Follows an all-American high school cheerleader turned Army soldier dealing with PTSD after returning from Iraq

Portrayal Films | Dir. Sara Nesson | Ed. Geof Bartz, ACE

 

NO WOMAN, NO CRY | Post-Production Supervisor | OWN, Documentary • 2011

Turly Pictures, LLC | Dir. Christy Turlington Burns | Ed. Sari Gilman

• 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

ACHIEVEMENTS

EMMY NOMINEE for Outstanding Achievement in a Craft in News and Documentary Programming - Editing 2016

LARRY KRAMER: IN LOVE & ANGER

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT WINNER, BEST FILM 2006 

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT WINNER, BEST EDITING 2006

GREED

FANG QUAI AWARD WINNER 2004

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, CADRE LABORATORY

 

EDUCATION

 

New York University, Tisch School of Arts

Film Production

 

San Jose State University, CADRE Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Digital Media