Hi there, I’m a freelance film and television editor based in Toronto.

I consider Katharine to be an outstanding artist in her field…

Shelley Niro, director

I’ve worked largely in documentary, and have cut many award-winning films, including Sean Stiller’s Returning Home (Best Canadian Documentary at VIFF), Jason O’Hara’s State of Exception (Social Justice Award at RIDM), Min Sook Lee’s El Contrato (nominated for Best Social / Political Gemini Award), Kevin McMahon’s Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii, (Gemini Award for Best History Doc), Laura Paglin’s Facing Forward (Crystal Heart Award), and many many other outstanding documentary films.

Katharine Asals is an editor who carries a deep understanding of the human story.  She has an exquisite appreciation for the balance of voice, and is a passionate artist who works alongside you to discover the story and spirit of your film.

Min Sook Lee, director

Given my experience in documentary, I’ve also worked on many factual television series, of the documentary and the lifestyle variety, and was lead editor on Food Network’s popular show The Opener, a complex verité-based doc series with a large shooting ratio.

The Opener…required an editor with great judgement, patience, experience, and…the ability to find story in disparate material. Katharine always rose to this challenge with grace.

 Daniel Gelfant, producer

I’ve also had the opportunity to do some teaching – giving lectures and hands-on classes at both Humber and Sheridan College, and was twice invited to be an Editor-Mentor in the National Film Board’s Momentum Program.  For several years I served as the Editor in Residence at the the Canadian Film Centre, and as a mentor in various other workshop situations.

I learned so much from working with Katharine that I invited her to be a guest lecturer in my editing workshop.  My students really benefited from her sensitive and thoughtful critiques as well as her insights into the documentary editing process.  I would love to work with her again!

Laura Paglin, director

Please be in touch if you’d like to see samples of my work.