We are very excited to announce that Julia Bloch will be teaching the narrative section and Geoffrey Richman will be teaching the documentary section of our January/February 2016 Six-Week class!
Julia Bloch is a New York-based film editor who has worked on a wide range of projects, including Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life (also nominated for Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards) and Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin, which was awarded the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize when it premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Bloch began her film career as an assistant editor at Zentropa in Copenhagen, where she worked with Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. In 2011 she received the Sundance Institute's inaugural editing fellowship in honor of Sally Menke. Bloch just finished editing Green Room—staring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), and Patrick Stewart—which will be released in theaters this spring.
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.