ANNOUNCING OUR NARRATIVE TEACHER FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER!

We are very excited to announce that Geoffrey Richman will be teaching the narrative section of our October/November 2016 Six-Week class!

Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E. is the editor of Murderball, Sicko, and The Cove - the 2006, 2008, and 2010 Academy Award nominees for Best Feature Documentary, and Time Freak - the 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Live-Action Short Film. The Cove went on to win the Academy Award, after becoming the first documentary ever to win all four guild awards (Producing, Directing, Writing, and Editing). At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Geoff was awarded the first-ever Special Jury Prize for Editing for his work on Murderball. The following year he returned to Sundance with a film he edited, God Grew Tired of Us, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Other documentary credits include 21 Up America, The Order of Myths, The Great Invisible, The Supreme Price, and Racing Extinction, Louie Psihoyos's follow-up to The Cove; Other narrative credits include Peter and Vandy, The Virginity Hit, Wainy Days, Tony Kaye’s Detachment, Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me, and Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups. His most recent projects include the documentary Eating Animals, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, and the Mike Birbiglia film Don’t Think Twice.

TEC Alum Film "My Art" at the Venice Film Festival

My Art, edited by TEC alum and teacher Betsy Kagen, premiered earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival. My Art was written and directed by Laurie Simmons, who also stars in the film with Lena Dunham, Robert Clohessy, John Rothman, Josh Safdie, Parker Posey, Blair Brown, and Barbara Sukowa. E. Nina Rothe of the Huffington Post describes the film as "beautiful, funny, charming and wonderful." Read the full article here

 
 

Alum Film Little Men in Theaters Today

Little Men, edited by TEC teacher and alum Mollie Goldstein and TEC teacher Affonso Gonçalves, is now playing in New York. TEC alums Brian Young and Katrina Pastore served as assistant editors on the film, which is on the New York Times Critics' Pick List. A.O. Scott writes:

When parents are around, “Little Men” feels like a modest, precise drama of urban life, but when it follows Tony and Jake, absorbing the loose rhythms of their companionship, the film becomes something richer and harder to classify. It’s a boys adventure story edged with unspoken risks, and the young actors take the kind of chances that their more careful and disciplined elders have been trained to avoid.

You can read the full NYTimes review here.  Little Men is playing at the IFC Center and Lincoln Center

 
 

Theatrical Release of Class Film Five Nights in Maine

January 2015 class project, Five Nights in Maine, will be released in select cities nationwide on August 5th! Steven Rea, from The Philadelphia Inquirer, said of the film, "Maris Curran's finely crafted, hushed feature debut, is close-up and aching, leavened with a gentle wit and anchored by Oyelowo's inside-out performance."

TEC alum Rob Dulin edited the film and alum Marina Katz was the assistant editor.

 
 

Announcing our Narrative Teacher for July/August!

We are very excited to announce that Meg Reticker will be teaching the narrative section of our July/August 2016 Six-Week class!

Meg is an accomplished editor in both film and television. Her television credits include the award-winning shows "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "True Detective", "30 Rock", "Bored To Death", "Big Love", and "The Wire". Meg won the 2009 Eddie award and received multiple Emmy nominations for the NBC show "30 Rock". She recently completed editing Jonathan Ames new show "Blunt Talk" starring Patrick Stewart on STARZ. Meg’s feature film credits include Lucky Them directed by Megan Griffiths, Come Early Morning directed by Joey Lauren Adams, Winter Passing by Adam Rapp, the documentary A Decade Under the Influence directed by Richard LaGravenese and Ted Demme, Wet Hot American Summer directed by David Wain, and Heavy directed by James Mangold. She also worked with Michael Moore on his documentary The Big One and his Bravo television series, "The Awful Truth".

Class Project 93Queen at IFP's Documentary Lab

The documentary 93Queen, a six-week class project directed by TEC alum Paula Eiselt, was chosen to be a part of the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors. Paula writes about the experience:

I think many of us came to the Lab exhausted from our processes and in need of both guidance and brutal honesty. So, if I had to describe the Lab in one word it would be nurturing.

Read the full Filmmaker magazine article here