Curriculum Vitae

Documentary Series Experience – Editor

Walk the Walk – Senior Editor for series produced by Lynn Harvey at Enter the Picture for Global TV – episodesKurt Browning, Nelly Furtado, Sonia Rodriguez, RUSH

The Opener – Lead Editor for popular series produced by Barri Cohen / Cameron Rothery at Frantic Films for The Food Network – episodes: Memphis, Rum House, Mideastro, Salty Dog, Le Boucan, Janohn’s

We Are Canada – Series produced by Leanna Crouch at White Pine Pictures for CBC & Radio Canada

Buy Herself – Series produced by Lynn Harvey at Enter The Picture for HGTV

The Agents – Series produced by Catherine May at Breakthrough Films and Television for W

Think Big – Series produced by Emily Shank at Breakthrough Films and Television, for TVO

Fink – Series produced by Cameron Rothery at Red Apple Entertainment for The Food Network

Corners of the City, Canada’s NanDan, Giving Birth to Freedom, Impressions of India – Series produced by Portal Entertainment, directed by Sheona McDonald, Aderonke Akonde for Bravo TV. Other screenings include: HotDocs

Select Documentary Experience – Editor

The Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii – Feature documentary directed by Kevin McMahon, produced by Primitive Entertainment for History Channel. Gemini Award for Best History Documentary; Rigoberta Menchu Award, Montreal First Peoples Festival

State of Exception – Feature documentary directed by Jason O’Hara. Screenings include: Hot Docs 2017

The Lion in Your Living Room – One-hour documentary for The Nature of Things, CBC.  Produced and directed by Donna and Daniel Zuckerbrot

El Contrato – One-hour documentary directed by Min Sook Lee, produced by Karen King. Gemini Award Nomination, Best Documentary Award, Montreal Iberoamerican Film Festival

Deep Inside Clint Star – Feature documentary directed by Clint Tourangeau, produced by Silva Basmajian, NFB. Gemini Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program. Screenings include: Sundance, Vancouver International Film Festival, APTN

Tierra Madre (Sacred Earth) – One-hour documentary directed by Mary Ellen Davis, Productions B’alba. Medianet Award, Munich Film Festival; Testimonial Award, Bolivia

Six Miles Deep – One hour documentary directed by Sara Roque, produced by Lea Marin, NFB. Honourable Mention for Colin Low Award at DOXA Documentary Festival. Other screenings include: ImagineNative, Smithsonian’s American Indian Film Festival

Facing Forward – One-hour documentary directed and produced by Laura Paglin. Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival

The Life & Times of Toller Cranston – One-hour biography for CBC. Directed and produced by Sylvia Sweeney, Portal Entertainment

Spinsters – One-hour documentary directed and produced by Jackie Pelle and Jane Walker. Award for Best Music Documentary, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

Into the Night – Feature documentary directed by Annette Mangaard, produced by Silva Basmajian. Screenings include: DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Miss 501 (a portrait of luck) – Feature documentary produced and directed by Clint Tourangeau. Award for Best Feature Film, Inside Out Festival. Other screenings include: Sundance

Once – Short experimental documentary by Elle Flanders. Screenings include: Berlin International Film Festival

Divas – Love Me Forever – Feature documentary directed by Edimburgo Cabrera, produced by Anton Wagner. Screenings include: Inside Out Festival, the New York African Diaspora Film Festival, and Out In Africa in Johannesburg

Alwyn – Short documentary directed by Alwyn Barry, Jaime Escallon and Laura Rocca. Screenings include: HotDocs

Anton and the Piano – Short documentary on Anton Kuerti for the Lifetime Achievement Governor General Awards, directed by David Acomba, produced by Gerry Flahive, NFB

Smudge by Gail Maurice, Cut & Dry by Siu Ta, and Sanctuary by Jaime Escallon – short documentaries by emerging filmmakers through Momentum Program, NFB, 2005, 2006. Screenings include: CBC, Sundance Film Festival

Arnaud Maggs – One-hour documentary directed and produced by Annette Mangaard for TVOntario Masterworks Program

The Trouble with Boys – One hour documentary directed by Kenton Vaughan, produced by Michael McMahon at Primitive Entertainment for Discovery Health

A World Away – One-hour documentary directed and produced by Mark Wihak for BravoTV

Robert’s Paintings – One hour documentary directed and produced by Shelley Niro. Screenings include: Imaginative

Drama & Music Video – Editor

Entre Deux – Short fiction directed by Nadine Valcin, produced by Brigitte Boucher. Screenings include: Vancouver International Film Festival, St. John’s Women’s Film Festival

Tree – Short fiction directed by Shelley Niro. Screenings include: ImagineNative, World Short Film Festival

Sabo – Dance video directed and performed by Robin Wilds for BravoTV. Other screenings include Moving Pictures Film Festival

Martirio / Sufferance – Short fiction directed by Claudia Morgado, produced by Tracey Boulton at the Canadian Film Centre. Screeenings include: Montreal World Film Festival, Showcase Television, France’s Canal+, short-listed for Cannes Film Festival

Short Films – Writer/Director/Editor

Past History – Short experimental doc with animation. Documentary Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival; Multicultural Award nomination at Yorkton Film Festival. Other screenings include: Toronto International Film Festival, Figueira da Foz, Images Film Festival, WTN

Pretending We Were Indians – Short experimental doc with animation. Screenings include: Aboriginal Motion Pictures, Images, Ann Arbor, Race to the Screen, WTN. Merit Award from Concordia University

Select Publications and Presentations – Writer

Dream Vision and Storytelling in Indigenous Cinema – lecture presentation at Regards Autochtones sur les Ameriques, 2011

The Silent, Black Centre in the Early Features of Claire Denis, Feature Article, CineAction, Issue 71, 2007

The Longest Gig, FilmPrint, Sept/Oct 2003

Remembering Clint, Feature Article, FilmPrint, May/June 2002

Teaching Experience

– Editor in Residence – Canadian Film Centre

– Guest Lecturer, Graduate Documentary Seminar – Ryerson University

– Instructor, 3rd Year Editing, Independent Production, Humber College

– Instructor / Editor / Mentor – workshop on documentary film editing, Cleveland, Ohio

– Tutorial leader, Film History and Aesthetics, York University

– Lecturer and Editor / Mentor – National Film Board’s Momentum Program

– Instructor, Film History and Aesthetics, Sheridan College Media Arts Program

Other Post-Production Experience

Assistant to the producers, post-production coordinator, first assistant editor, researcher, sound editor on Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media. Feature documentary directed by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, co-produced by Necessary Illusions and the NFB

Assistant editor to Andre Corriveau on the feature films Being at Home with Claude,
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Education

2009 MA in Cinema and Media Studies at York University

2000 Resident at the Canadian Film Centre, Editor’s Lab

1990 Graduated with distinction from Concordia University, BFA in Inter-Related Arts

Editing Platforms – AVID, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

Languages Spoken – English, Spanish, French