Alumni news

Theatrical Release of Class Film Queen of Earth

October 2014 class project, Queen of Earth, will be released in theaters on Wednesday, August 26th at IFC and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Catch a Q&A with Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss after the 8:30 screenings at IFC on Wednesday and Thursday.

TEC alums Dylan Greiss and Regina Sobel served as associate editors and Anthony Mascorro and Brian Young as assistant editors.

Congrats everyone!

Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik Praises TEC program

Filmmaker Magazine has a great interview this month with Debra Granik, the Oscar-nominated director of Winter's Bone and the just-released documentary Stray Dog. Both were Edit Center class projects and Debra gave us a huge shout out:

The Edit Center is legendary when it comes to the idea of reveling in the art of editing and the artistry and arduousness of it. The editor that edited Stray Dog, Tory Stewart, had gone through The Edit Center program and really benefited from it. She and I found it extremely rich. It injected something very positive into the process… The classes could be both intimate and large, and they were really a true help and intellectually very invigorating.

You can read the full interview here.


Queen of Earth: Centerpiece at BAMcinemaFest!

Congratulations to the October 2014 class! Their narrative class film Queen of Earth is the Centerpiece of the BAMcinemaFest. TEC alums Regina Sobel and Dylan Greiss served as associate editors. Alums Brian Young and Anthony Mascorro served as assistant editors.

From BAM:

Catherine (Moss) absconds to the sun-soaked serenity of her best friend Virginia (Waterston)’s lakeside cabin, quivering with anxiety and seeking refuge from the haunting memories of the past year. But as their painful pasts come slithering into the already-uncomfortable present, their nerves become frayed and personas eerily intertwined. Indie wunderkind Perry (The Color Wheel, BAMcinemaFest 2011 ) returns to BAMcinemaFest with this acerbic dissection of isolation and entitlement, steeped in homage to 70s auteurs, luminously lensed in 16mm by Sean Price Williams, and featuring an evocative minimalist score by Keegan DeWitt.

Alumni Film Premieres on POV

Out in the Night premieres tonight on POV! TEC alum Sarah Devorkin served as the co-editor on Out in the Night and alums Scott Burgess and Chris Iverson served as additional editors

Out in the Night chronicles a group of African-American lesbian friends who were threatened by a man on the street in Greenwich Village in 2006. After fighting back, the women were charged with gang assault and attempted murder. Tabloids dubbed them a "wolf-pack" and a gang of "killer lesbians". Out in the Night explores their case, and the role that race and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.


Alumni film wins an Emmy!

We Could Be King, which was edited by alums Chris Iversen and David Lieberman, just won a Sports Emmy:

The film, directed by three-time Emmy-nominated documentarian Judd Ehrlich (Magic Camp, Run For Your Life), takes an in-depth and intimate look at urban America’s education crisis, specifically in Philadelphia. Due to minimized budgets, Philly’s Germantown High School was absorbed into their biggest rival, Martin Luther King. Through football, the MLK Cougars move past the longstanding rivalry aside and motivate an entire community.

The Village Voice calls Unicorns a "confident feature debut"

"I Believe in Unicorns" Official Poster

I Believe in Unicorns, the class project for the November/December 2011 and July/August 2012 six-week classes, just got a great review from Village Voice critic Alan Scherstuhl:

The performances are strong, the imaginary visions are suggestive and fleeting, and the film as a whole is swoony, tender, skittish, a little scary — in short, this is what young love feels like. More Meyerhoff, please!

The film was edited by alums Rebecca Laks and Michael Taylor. Read more here. The film is playing at the IFC Center in New York.

TEC at Tribeca

2015 Tribeca Film Festival

TEC Alums made a strong showing at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Congratulations to all!

When I Live My Life Over Again
Edited by TEC Alum/Instructor Mollie Goldstein
Associate Edited by TEC Alum/Instructor Betsy Kagen
Christopher Walken and Amber Heard star as father and daughter both struggling at opposite ends of their careers in the music industry.

The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
Edited by Alum Helen Yum
A revealing look at the true face of the enigmatic Belgian designer with appearances by some of the most distinguished names in the fashion industry.

The Birth of Saké
Edited by Alum Takeshi Fukunaga
The 144 year-old, family-owned Yoshida Brewery granted unprecedented access to the filmmakers as they lived alongside the workers who dedicate themselves to preserving the art of saké.

Roseanne for President!
Edited by Alum Tyler Walk
Hit the campaign trail with Roseanne Barr during her 2012 presidential bid and uncover a deeply moving portrait of a comedy icon.

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in  Sleeping with Other People

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People
Edited by Alum Paul Frank
Reunited at the same co-counseling group Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) swear to keep their relationship strictly platonic while continuing to sleep with other people. Also featuring Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne.

The Adderall Diaries
Edited by TEC instructor Myron Kerstein
Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the story of an author facing writer's block and drug addiction who becomes consumed by a high profile murder case. Starring James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, and Christian Slater.

Cartel Land
Edited by Alum Matthew Hamachek
Matthew Heineman's documentary explores the subjective nature of might versus right as he follows the varied groups uniting to stop the rise of Mexican drug cartels.

All Eyes and Ears
Edited by Alums Paul Frost, Michael Taylor, Todd Holmes
Uncover the complexities and nuances of U.S.-China relations through the stories of three key figures: U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese-American teenaged daughter Grace, and blind Chinese attorney and activist Chen Guangcheng.

Indian Point
Edited by Alum Stephen Heffner
Did you know there is a nuclear power plant 35 miles north of Times Square? Delve into the uncertain future of nuclear power in the Untied States through the eyes of regulators, environmental activists, journalists, and employees.