Frozen River

TEC Alumni and Instructor, Academy Award Nominees

Congratulations to Alumni and Instructors for their films' 2008 Oscar nominations. Alum Udayan Baijal was the assistant editor on Slumdog Millionaire, which garnered 10 Oscar nomination. TEC instructor, Kate Williams, edited Frozen River (class film May 2007) up for Best Actress, Melissa Leo, and Original Screenplay, writer/director Courtney Hunt. The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), competing for Best Documentary, was post supervised by alum Riva Marker and Sharon Hughes was an assistant editor on the film.


Frozen River Nominated for Six Independent Spirit Awards

Frozen River, the project of the May/June 2007 6-week class, has been nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards. The categories include: Best Feature; Best Director, Courtney Hunt; Best Female Lead, Melissa Leo; Best Supporting Female, Misty Upham; Best Supporting Male, Charlie McDermott; and Best First Screenplay, Courtney Hunt. Frozen River was edited by TEC instructor, Kate Williams.


Frozen River plays at BAM at Sundance series

Frozen River, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, starring Melissa Lo (21 Grams, The L-Word) and the project of the May/June 2007 6-week class, will be playing in the BAM at Sundance series June 8th. BAM at Sundance Series highlights the best of the Sundance Film Festival and provides sneak peeks of work being developed with Sundance Institute support.


TEC class project, Frozen River, wins at Sundance and more

Congratulations Frozen River for receiving the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at this year's Sundance Film Festival! Frozen River, directed by Courtney Hunt, was the May/June 6-week class project. Congrats to everyone who worked on it! Also premiering at Sundance was The Recruiter (formerly An American Solider), edited by Edit Center alumni, Chad Beck and Adam Bolt. It received a positive review in VARIETY and THE ADVOCATE, "For all the talk about putting a "human face" on the war in Iraq, there may be no better vehicle than The Recruiter, the devastating new documentary from director Edet Belzburg." Congratulations are also in order for TEC Alum Michael Taylor and TEC instructor Geoffrey Richman. They edited The Order of the Myths, directed by Margaret Brown, which Manohla Dargis of the NY TIMES said was "...Handsomely shot and intelligently edited."


Two Edit Center Projects in Competition at Sundance

Two of The Edit Center's past class projects will be competing at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Frozen River, competing in the narrative category, was directed by Courtney Hunt and edited by TEC instructor Kate Williams (with help from the May 2007 six-week course). Competing in the documentary category is An American Soldier, which was formerly titled The Army Recruiter. Directed by MacArthur-winner Edet Belzberg, An American Soldier was a class project in both 2005 and 2006, and was edited after the class by TEC alums Adam Bolt and Chad Beck.