I am a film and television editor/director with over 20 years experience in the Los Angeles post-production community.
My career started as an assistant to the seminal documentary director Frederick Wiseman, working with him on over 6 films. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, I quickly rose from an assistant on big budget features to editing television and independent features.
I now balance a variety of short and long form dramatic and documentary work. I have very strong narrative sensibilities, and am known for quickly bringing the dramatic or comedic arc of a piece into focus. I know that the job requires patience, subtlety and control of tone. I'm a precise and efficient dialogue editor as well as a skillful sound designer and music editor. As an intuitive storyteller, I find the emotion in any piece I cut.
I have worked with a great variety of directors and producers including Victoria Mahoney, Andrea Bowers, Michael Bay, David Fincher, Jerry Bruckheimer, Thomas Lynch, Phillip Noyce, Robert Evans, David Zeiger, and Shawn Levy. My work has appeared in theaters and in galleries throughout the world. My work has aired and streamed on PBS, HBO, CBS, ABC, BBC, Arte, Disney and Nickelodeon.
Born in Japan, raised in Europe and the Caribbean, I am a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and am a member of the IDA, IFP and I.A.T.S.E Local 700.