The Editor's Cut


Episode 026: Interview with Ricardo Acosta, CCE

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In today’s episode Sarah Taylor chats with Ricardo Acosta, CCE an editor based in Toronto, Canada. He is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Member and internationally renowned Film Editor, Story Editor, Creative/Editorial Consultant. Ricardo Acosta has been awarded with an Emmy, and has been nominated several times for Genie, Gemini, CCE and CS Awards.

Ricardo came to Canada from his native Cuba in 1993, where he studied and worked at the world-renowned Cuban Film Institute in Havana. He has been a fellow of the Sundance Institute (as alumnus and adviser) for several years for the Documentary Editing and Story Lab and The Composer and Sound Design Lab. His film Sembene! (2015), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival. Marmato (2014) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In this episode we discuss Ricardo’s role as a story rescuer and his work on Shooting Indians, Heman's House, The Blessing and I am Samuel.

Herman's House trailer

The Blessing trailer


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A special thanks goes Jane MacRae

Hosted, Produced and Edited by Sarah Taylor

Main Title Sound Design by Jane Tattersall

ADR Recording by Andrea Rusch

Mixed and Mastered by Tony Bao

Original Music by Chad Blain

Sponsor Narration by Paul Winestock