Interviews - Editors


“The Awkwardness in the Air is the Spirit We Want to Capture: The Accidental Getaway Driver Editor Yang-Hua Hu

A young man wearing a gray t-shirt smokes a cigarette while an elderly man in a white tank top leans on a chainlink fence behind him.The Accidental Getaway Driver, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Collateral meets The Desperate Hours against the backdrop of issues of Vietnamese immigration and assimilation in this Orange County-set thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of music video director Sing J. Lee. Below, editor Yang Hua Hu discusses his work…  Read more

By Jan 31, 2023

“Most Films Go Through What I Call an Accordion Process:” Editors Inbal Lessner and Kim Roberts on Victim/Suspect

Victim/Suspect (Photo: Courtesy Sundance)

Below, editors Inbal Lessner and Kim Roberts discuss their work on Nancy Schwartzman’s Sundance-premiering Netflix documentary, Victim/Suspect, her follow-up to the doc Roll Red Roll. The film deals with alleged victims rape and sexual assault who find themselves on the…  Read more

By Jan 31, 2023

“Creative Storytelling Needs Rather Simple Tools”: Editors Tushar Prakash and Hendrik Mägar on Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

A woman stands nude in a dark room, her face is covered by a bouquet of aromatic leaves.Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, courtesy of Sundance Institute

In Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, the hazy and intimate doc from Estonian director Anna Hints, a group of women bear body and soul for the camera as they engage in lengthy shvitzes and discuss their most personal thoughts and memories while…  Read more

By Jan 31, 2023

“Each Film I Make Will Require New and Different Ways of Thinking”: Editor Luke Lorentzen on A Still Small Voice

A woman with her brown hair tied back looks up and to the right.A Still Small Voice, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

An aspiring chaplain must complete her yearlong residency at NYC’s Mount Sinai Hospital during a particularly dark period for public health in A Still Small Voice, the latest from doc filmmaker Luke Lorentzen. Between 2020 and 2021, Mati conducts visits…  Read more

By Jan 31, 2023

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