Editor

Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson is a filmmaker, adventurer & animal lover. Justin's love of visual storytelling & documentation began at a young age and his passion for filmmaking continues to this day. His award winning work on commercials, music videos & documentaries has garnered millions of views on multiple platforms around the world.  You're as likely to catch Justin’s work in an international film festival as you are on MTVu. His approach is client specific, always keeping the aesthetic in tune with the spirit of the project. He's comfortable on multiple cameras as well as a variety of post production software. When not shooting or editing, you can often find Justin composing music on a variety of instruments. 

James Rayburn

James Rayburn is a firm believer that timing is everything. Whether building a big laugh or crafting that compelling cry, timing plays a timely huge role in James’ storytelling. He has earned immense respect as an immersive editor who finds the right flow for the story instead of simply finding what works.  James’ time-tested talents can be seen in work for brands like FIAT, Universal Studios, Captain D’s Seafood, Dr. Pepper and Orkin. That work has afforded him the opportunity to work with esteemed agencies, such as The Richards Group, TM Advertising, Publicis Hawkeye, TracyLocke, Firehouse and others.  James’ sense of humor, unparalleled professionalism and ceaseless love for storytelling are obvious to anyone he works with. From the editing bay to the local foosball tournament, you can expect James to bring something unexpected to the table, and to create a sense of collaboration that crafts a timeless story – time and time again.

Deedle LaCour

Deedle LaCour is a film editor, musician, record producer, and documentary filmmaker from Dallas, TX.  Since 2000 he has edited countless national TV ads including Super Bowl spots, digital campaigns, music videos, feature films and shorts.  Previously, he owned a recording studio specializing in music production.  As an editor, Deedle leans on his vast experience and many creative talents to help shape the projects he works on.  He loves to collaborate and is known for his patience and speed.  Recent projects and clients include:  Dodge, Jeep, Maserati, Alpha Romeo, Lays, The Southeastern Conference (SEC), Canada Dry, Susan G. Komen, and Cinemark for agencies such as The Richards Group, The Marketing Arm, Commerce House, and RAPP.  In 2014 his award winning directorial debut “FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL” was released to rave reviews.  The Los Angeles Times called it an "exhilarating and curiously moving punk documentary”.

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Jack Waldrip

Editing is quite literally part of Jack Waldrip’s DNA. His father was the Lighting Director at a Dallas public TV station and taught TV production at Jack’s high school. “I grew up around broadcast production. With access to my school’s film equipment, I learned to shoot and edit early on,” Jack says. He has been thriving in the film business ever since.  Jack founded charlieuniformtango with Lola Lott in 1996. His editing awards include a Cannes Lion, multiple ADDYs, a CLIO and an AICP, as well as a ‘Best Editor’ nomination at the International Monitor Awards three years in a row.  Waldrip has a reputation for being an editor with an opinion. His approach to editing is anything but mundane. With his sixth sense for finding the right take to make a story succinct, Jack always seems to know exactly how to make a story relevant and interesting. Whether he’s using multi-layer effects or simply letting the film’s action play out, Jack is universally regarded as one of the best at bringing a unique perspective to every project.

 

 

Skills

Commercial Editing
Documentary Editing
Feature Film Editing
Music Video Editing

Filmography

Broken August (Short) 2009

6 (Short) 2008

One Nation (Documentary)  2008

Jucifer: Veterans of Volume - Live with Eight Cameras (Video)  2005

Indefinitely (Short)  2004

Night Dawn Day (Short)  1992

America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (1 episode) 

- Folsom Prison (1992)

Location

Dallas, TX
Phone: (214) 922-9222
United States
Ky Dickens

Ky Dickens

Award winning filmmaker Ky Dickens is best known for her highly acclaimed documentary work, her emotionally compelling commercial reel and her endless list of questions. Did the Archaeopteryx sound like a bird, a chicken or a crocodile?

Ky directed the highly acclaimed documentary Sole Survivor, which profiles four survivors of otherwise fatal plane crashes. Sole Survivor was acquired by CNN Films for broadcast and theatrical release. It premiered on the network in January, 2014 and was second most watched film on the CNN network, after Blackfish. Sole Survivor was named the “Best Feature Film” at the 2013 BMA Awards. Ky’s 2009 feature documentary, Fish out of Water, won four juror prizes and secured international distribution by Netflix & First Run Features. The film has been hailed as a “tool for reconciliation between the church and LGBTQ community” and was inducted into the United States Library of Congress in 2011 for its instrumental role in changing the national perspective on LGBTQ human rights. In October of 2013, Ky received the Focus Award for “Achievement in Directing” from Women in Film. Ky is currently in post-production on her much-anticipated film, Zero Weeks (2017), about America’s paid leave crisis. Ky premiered the Zero Weeks trailer at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, hosted by Oprah and Michelle Obama. Ky’s other film in post production, The city that Sold America (2107), is about Chicago’s crucial, yet often-overlooked place in American consumer culture. The film is a sequel to Emmy-award winning Art & Copy.

Location

Chicago, IL
United States

Romina Schwedler

Romina is an award winning director/writer/producer with works screened internationally over the past two years since her filmmaking debut in 2014.

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she began her artistic career as a classical dancer. At the early age of 15 she moved to NYC to complete her studies at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, thus beginning the path that would eventually lead her into becoming a director as well as a Meisner trained actress.

In 2014, she directed How a Man Gets Ready (a spec ad/micro-short film she also wrote/produced/edited/starred in). Through this piece she was selected as one of the top emerging filmmakers of the year at SHOOT Magazine’s 12th Annual New Directors Showcase.

After its premiere, the micro-short went on to screen at over 20 venues worldwide including TCL Chinese Theater and Toronto's Carlton Cinemas. Her next piece was Bad Connections (another spec ad/micro-short film).

Together, her micro-shorts received 37 awards and 5 nominations.

In 2015 she wrote/directed/produced The Visit: A 12 minute psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb (Nebraska, About Schmidt) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity).

The Visit premiered at the Burbank International Film Festival where it was awarded Best Short Film by a Woman and is currently doing the festival circuit, having already earned additional awards and nominations.

Romina is currently in pre-production for her first feature film, to be shot in Argentina in Nov 2017.

Skills

Writing
Directing
Editing

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Awards/History

Romina's awards/nominations to date include:

• SHOOT New Directors Showcase Honoree (2014)

• Best Micro-Short Film Award - Houston Comedy Film Festival (2014)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Nomination - Burbank International Film Festival (2014)

• Best Concept Award - International Independent Film Awards (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film Nomination – Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (2015)

• Female Filmmaker Award of Excellence - Accolade Global Film Competition (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2016)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2015)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Female Filmmaker of the Year Nomination – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Award – Burbank International Film Festival (2016)

• Honorable Mention - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2017)

• Best Short Film Nomination - CayFilm (2017)

Filmography

How a Man Gets Ready (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:14

Bad Connections (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:00

The Visit (Short Film/Drama): 00:12:30

Film Festival History

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Cinequest Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

CayFilm - Cayman Island International Film Festival

CineGlobe Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Vaughan International Film Festival

Maryland International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival

Burbank International Film Festival

Las Cruces International Film Festival

FICIE - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche

SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

Toronto Short Film Festival

Houston Comedy Film Festival

LA Indie Film Festival

New Filmmakers NY

Austin Comedy Film Festival

Austin Revolution Film Festival

Oregon Short Film Festival

Lionshead Film Festival

Location

Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 917-699-2172
United States

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Daniel Azarian

Daniel Azarian is an award-winning filmmaker and director of branded entertainment and commercials. He has helmed national television spots for blue-chip brands as well as advertising on mobile networks in the U.S., China and the UK. Brands that have featured his work are 3M, Sony Music Entertainment, Horizon Organic, PBS, AOL Music, Perez Hilton and The Anti-Violence Project.  Selected credits include the music video "There Will Never Be Any Peace" for the Grammy award winning The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Public Service Announcements “Save Lolita", and “Bullying is Violence”, the award-winning music video “Teenage Popstar Girl”, “Building the New World Trade Center” for Silverstein Properties and the documentary short “A Day in the Life of Lolita the Performing Orca.”  He recently directed the stop-motion animation video “Mass Extinction No. 6” for the band Whisperado, which dramatizes the assault on the Earth's environment.

Skills

Directing
Editing
Producing

Abraham Roofeh

Abraham Roofeh is an award winning director with a body of work that spans several genres of storytelling and whose high quality imagery captivates and engages audiences everywhere.

Abraham’s ability to both ideate and execute on high concept creative, has resulted in winning multiple awards for his branded content and commercial work for a variety of celebrities and sports athletes.

As a director and editor, Abraham is acutely aware of what he needs to tell a story and create memorable and thought provoking imagery.  His diverse body of work along with a collaborative mindset, allows him to create an atmosphere around him that is infectious and yields great results.

Skills

Directing
Editing
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Awards/History

15 Telly Awards W3 Awards Project Isaac Awards Official Selection for "Counseling" 2014 NYTVF Short Form comedy competition. Content creator behind Stephon Marbury's ground breaking "Starbury" sneaker line.

Press: Billboard
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7655367/oni-video-premiere-the-only-cure-featuring-lamb-of-god-randy-blythe

Film Festival History

Executive Producer - Other People's People - Official Selection, Hollyshorts Producer - Trouble With Women - Official Selection, Long Island International Film Expo Producer - Trouble with Women - Official Selection, Long Beach International Film Festival Producer - Trouble with Women - Official Selection, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Producer - Bereavement- Jury Award - Best Feature - Long Island International Film Expo Producer - Bereavement - Winner - Best Cinematography - New York City Horror Film Festival Producer - Bereavement - Winner - Best Director - New York City Horror Film Festival

Representation

Currently Freelance
http://abrahamroofeh.com
Commercials, Motion Pictures and Film, Music Videos
Territory: World Wide
Contact: Abraham Roofeh
P: 5165080586
E: abe@abrahamroofeh.com

Location

New York, NY
United States

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The Barkers

The Barkers

The Barkers are a Chicago based collaborative husband and wife directing team. For the past six years and counting they’ve been creating killer videos, awe-inspiring imagery and even some of those catchy original songs you’ve been Shazaming, for both commercial advertising and editorial projects. And they’ve been lucky enough to do so for some of the world’s biggest brands including Crate & Barrel, Microsoft, Kraft, JC Penney and Hyatt.

In this new high-tech insta-snap-face-tube digital world, amongst a sea of slogans and hashtags, it’s easy to lose sight of what makes us all human. No one thing or one person is truly ordinary. And the Barkers remind us of this throughout their work. Those real life everyday moments, and the experiences that shape our lives are what they strive to capture. The work they create is not just pictures and words; it’s living content—made of bite-sized slices-of-life telling stories. And it’s this intuitive insight to social behavior and cultural trends that allows them to create high quality content that resonates and connects with their viewers.

Location

Chicago, IL
United States
John Komnenich

John Komnenich

John Komnenich began his career in Chicago as an award winning film editor. The trenches of the dark editing room quickly taught John what worked and didn’t work from the footage delivered to him and to the golden rule of always having a lot of shooting options in the can, a philosophy that has served John well in his directorial career.
 
The background as an editor has had a significant influence on his work as a commercial director, a craft he has practiced for more than two decades, in the way he shapes stories, builds transitions and connects with viewers. Komnenich has directed commercials of all genres and product categories, applying the same passionate approach and craftsmanship to each project. He is best known for his skill in casting and directing talent, both professionals and real people. Memorable, natural performances are his trademark.
 
Komnenich has won numerous awards for directing, including an Emmy, Clios and One Show awards. His many clients include Disney, Kellogg's, Chevrolet, Budweiser, McDonald's, Kraft, Max Factor, Sears, and AllState.
 
In the third decade of his directing career, Komnenich continues to evolve. In recent years he has broadened the scope of his work to include viral advertising, webisodes and branded content in additional to traditional broadcast spots. He has also returned to his roots in editing, cutting many of his web-based projects. For the future, he is exploring opportunities in long-form entertainment and is currently developing projects for television.
 
Komnenich is married with 2 children, loves to ski, sail, play golf, and is always up to try a new recipe in the kitchen with his lovely wife.

Location

Chicago, IL
United States