On this film I was AE, AP and Post Supervisor, and did about half of the After Effects graphics. I also wrote and edited grant applications, helping the film to secure funding by Sundance Documentary Fund, NYSCA and others. And I designed and maintain the website.
The film follows a radical Islamic cleric in Pakistan who runs a network of seminaries that teach kids an extremist version of their religion. Many of the kids become jihadist fighters and join the Taliban. The characters are sympathetic--including the head cleric--but the reality of this machine that produces militants is pretty brutal.
January 19, 2015:
Just finished cutting the teaser for badass upcoming thriller/noir feature Little Angel
[which won Best Feature at NYCIFF 2015!]
Little Angel © 2015 Grand Ridge Entertainment. Written and directed by Dashia and Michael Imperiale. Film edited by Michael Imperiale. Great people, and a wonderfully dark, disturbing film.
During some down time I had during work for Among the Believers
, I also did technical prep for post for Lucha Mexico
by Alexandria Hammond and Ian Markiewicz. Transcoding/conforming is a whole different animal when you do it wearing a sparkly luchador mask.
LUCHA MEXICO Official Teaser #1 from Children of Productions on Vimeo.
The Love We Make © 2011 MPL Communications, Inc. Directed by Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan and Ian Markiewicz.
I was Assistant Editor and Associate Producer on this film. I also co-edited this trailer.
“Captured mostly in gorgeous black and white, The Love We Make is alternately trite, touching, funny and fascinating.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“Tech credits care of Maysles Films’ tiny unit are uniformly excellent, though unafraid of being as raw as possible.” – Robert Koehler, Variety
The Cold Winter (WIP), © 2012-2015 Atley Films. Directed, produced and edited by Atley L. herself.
I was an Assistant Editor on this intense and beautiful feature narrative, which is 95% through production and seeking additional support for post production costs. I was a later addition to the project, and the director and I had to rush to bring in and assemble new footage was pouring in with a few days to spare before its first public viewing.
Muhammad and Larry ©2009 ESPN Films. Directed by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan. Edited by Ian Markiewicz and Paul Carruthers.
I was the Post Production Supervisor and Production Coordinator for this film, working with Post Logic (which later became Prime Focus) to bring out the richness of the 1980 16mm footage and match the look with the myriad other archival sources.
The 16mm color footage here was shot in 1980, by Albert and David Maysles, in the days leading up to Ali's last fight.
I was an Assistant Editor on this film. Among numerous other responsibilities, I edited and uploaded 40+ highlights from outtakes and unused interview footage like what you see here. For more such videos, click here.
Excerpt from Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando & I, © 2011 R.E.M./Athens LLC. Directed by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan. Edited by Chris McCue.
This music video was originally commissioned by Michael Stipe for his Collapse Into Now Film Project,
for the track of the same name. I edited it from restored footage of Maysles Films's 1965 film Meet Marlon Brando
, where I was working at the time as Assistant Editor and Archivist. We loved the footage Albert and David Maysles had shot, and always wanted to do something with the outtakes that didn't make it into the original 27-minute film. The full music video was shown at the opening of the Collapse Into Now Film Project
and another screening in 2011
, but was not included in the final film project for legal reasons which had nothing to do with R.E.M.