This documentary was commissioned by the Institute for Women’s Leadership, at Rutgers University. The school had its 250th anniversary and made a film to celebrate, but the IWL wanted another perspective on the history of the university. Director June Cross and I dove in again, and came up with a film that explores the ways […]
This is act 7 of a show for the REELZ network that I edited at Peacock Productions. Three other editors and I created this 2 hour special in a month; we each handled 2 acts. It turned out better than we expected, to be honest. Act 7 covers the time period immediately following the tragic car […]
This is a section from the middle of “Wilhemina’s War”, festival version. One of the activists we’ve been following goes to chat with a pastor, and then we go to a local barbershop to hear some men talk about how seriously they take HIV/AIDS prevention. We had so much great stuff from the barbershop, I […]
This is a video I edited for Yasmeen Qureshi and Lisa Desai, for the Al Jazeera English show “Earthrise”. Great camera work, and a story about interdependence.
This is the beginning few minutes of the ‘festival’ version of “Wilhemina’s War”. It sort of eases into the story, letting you meet several of our main characters in an evocative way. We had an even longer version of the church service that was very pretty, but that kept us from really getting the film […]
This documentary follows a patriarch and his family as they try to rebuild their homes in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After several years of filming, it found a home on Frontline. This is the open to the film, which I like as it really sets the […]
“Leonard’s family” excerpt • This section of the film introduces us to one of Mr. Gettridge’s sons, and we begin to feel the extent of the family and community that was lost. I always liked this section because his sons and their families displayed the same tenacity as Mr. Gettridge, but expressed it much differently.
I edited this video for Time.com. I also snuck in a few shots I picked up myself on the way in to work one morning.Before cutting this video, I had noticed the bike lanes but not realized how much they were part of a systemic effort to change the streets of NY city. It’s kind […]
Part of a documentary I co-edited for Dan Rather Presents, about international adoptions gone wrong, and the unintended consequences when adoptive parents feel they’ve taken on something they can’t handle.