Interviews - Editors


“The Courage to Just Give a Damn”: Editor Patrick Ryan Gass on HIV/AIDS Documentary Quiet Heroes

Quiet Heroes

In 1981, Dr. Kristen Ries and her partner Maggie Snyder were the only medical professionals in Utah to treat people with HIV/AIDS. Jenny Mackenzie’s new documentary, Quiet Heroes, tells their story. Mackenzie previously directed similar healthcare-focused docs on childhood diabetes (Sugar Babies) and…  Read more

By Jan 22, 2018

David Gutnik on Editing the Psychological Thriller NANCY Starring Andrea Riseborough


Writer/director Christina Cho and editor David Gutnik met during their time at Columbia University’s MFA Film Program. Gutnik edited Cho’s thesis film, I Am John Wayne, which won the Grand Jury Prize for best short film at Slamdance in 2012. Their…  Read more

By Jan 22, 2018

Editor Tom Maroney on the International Science and Engineering Fair Documentary Science Fair

Science Fair

Tom Maroney has worked as an editor on more than a dozen documentary TV series for the Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic, MTV and other channels. In 2017 he edited Nobody Speak: Trials of The Free Press, which premiered at Sundance…  Read more

By Jan 22, 2018

Mark Burnett and Nick Emerson on Editing Aubrey Plaza Comedy An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin

An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin

Writer/director Jim Hosking premiered his short Renegades at Sundance in 2010 and returned to the festival in 2016 with his debut feature The Greasy Strangler. His second feature, An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin, premieres in the NEXT program at Sundance 2018. Luff…  Read more

By Jan 20, 2018

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