How long have you been an editor for?
Counting university it’s been over 12 years now.
What genres have you worked on?
Long format. I have done a lot of shorts, drama, comedy, many documentaries and my recent passion is nature doc.
What has been an interesting/favourite project so far?
I really enjoyed working on a music doc Stay Awhile with director Jessica Edwards. It was a very rewarding journey telling one family’s story and a story of Canadian music history. The stunning archive both visuals and music provided great narrative for this film.
I also loved working on Wild Canadian Year because of the amount of stuff I got to learn! Being surrounded by so many bright minds, working with scientists and gaining knowledge about animal behaviour is so exciting.
What are you currently working on?
I’m developing a documentary about Estonian community in Canada and gearing up for my next edit job - a comedy.
Why did you decide to become an editor?
Because it’s the perfect place for my talents and characteristics.
I was convinced I wanted to become a photographer. When I was 16 I got a little video camera and started experimenting shooting skateboard videos and films of my cat. I was in love with lighting, perspectives and textures.
I tried editing in high school when we had to recreate a famous telenovela. It was so much fun! There were few things that kept me as focused as the edit process. I knew then I’d prefer the edit suite kingdom over set. Some friendly forces guided me to film school and I never looked back.