ANN HUSAINI
EDITOR

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WHAT I OFFER
 As a creative editor,  I see each project as a fresh experience, and I strive to communicate the story in the language and style that the material demands to be its best. I enjoy people, and my interpersonal skills have helped me excel as a collaborator.   I’m a strong writer/post producer with directing experience,  and I can shape content with no or minimal direction, as well as assist with script and field communications.  I will support and enhance your vision for the project, and bring options to you that you may never have considered.

MY BACKGROUND
2000- present  

Freelance AVID,  FCP, and Premiere editor for narrative and documentary films, broadcast television, and promos.  Responsible for all aspects of post-production from offline editing to finish. 

selected credits: film

features

"Bikini Moon." 2016. Feature narrative, dir. Milcho Manchevski, with Condola Rashad & Sarah Goldberg. 2017 release. 

”Zeroville. (Additional editor) 2015. Feature narrative, dir. James Franco, with Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, and Megan Fox. 2017 release. 

“Bare.” (Additional editor) 2014, Tribeca Film Festival, IFC Films. Feature narrative, dir. Natalia Leite, with Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka. IFC Films.

“Gayby” SXSW Film Festival, BAM Cinemafest, LA Film Festival, OUTFEST 2012, Independent Spirit Award nominee.  Romantic comedy feature about two friends having a baby; dir. Jonathan Lisecki

“Welcome To The Machine” (Editor, Co-Writer) SXSW Film Festival, HotDocs! 2012. Feature doc exploring technology; dir. Avi Weider. 

“Danland” (Editor, Co-Writer) Slamdance Film Festival 2012, Atlanta Film Festival, SF Docs.  Feature doc about a porn producer’s search forlove. Dir. Alexandra Berger. 

"Las Marthas." (Consulting Editor) ITVS/PBS 2014.  Feature/TV doc on Latino border culture; dir Cristina Ibarra.

“Boy Wonder” 2009. Associate editor. Indie thriller starring Zulay Henao and Caleb Steinmeyer, Assisted editor Ray Hubley (Dead Man Walking.) Responsible forcutting scenes as needed, synching, organizing, and distributing RED dailies for Ray and on-set personnel, supervising Xsan installation, and hiring and managing a crew of volunteer assistant editors.

“Ice Queens” 2009. Editor. TV doc following three teenage ice skaters competing for regional finals that aim for the Olympics. The teens are tested by the pressures of competition and the high expectations of their families and themselves. 

“Carnival Roots” (Contributing Editor) 2001. Dirs. Peter Chelkowski, Jason Benjamin. Whitney Biennial 2006. Music-driven feature documentary that follows steel drum bands, calypso singers, stick fighters, voodoo priests, traditional masked dancers, and partiers throughout Carnival in Trinidad.  Edited film for 6 months beforestarting film school; filmcompleted by Meg Reticker.  

“Alma” (Editor/Post Supervisor) 1998-2000. Dir. Ruth Leitman. Whitney Biennial 2000, Hamptons Film Festival Best Documentary, Women In the Director’s Chair, SXSW. Feature documentary follows a complex relationship between a blue-collar mother and daughter, and discovers that love still remains despite a dark history of mental illness, alcoholism, and sexual abuse. 

shorts

"The Delivery" 2016. Dir. David Crane, feat. Nick Gomez, Dylan Ramsey, Matthew Boylan. Short; an Iraq vet is drawn back into a life of crime. 

“Sandorkraut” 2015. (Director/Editor) New York Times Op-Doc; AFI Docs, DOC NYC, Aspen, Seattle. Short portrait doc of fermentation guru Sandor Katz. 

“Turncoats” 2015. Lionsgate/Facebook/Volvo/Women in Film. Top 6 short film for a competition based on the “Twilight” vampire franchise; 3 million views. Dir. Lindsey Hancock Williamson.

“Be Here Nowish." 2014. Ora Media, Tribeca N.O.W Showcase, OUTFEST. Web series. Two jaded New Yorkers journey to LA in search of rejuvenation, love and ayahuasca trips. 

"Crazy Beats Strong Every Time" Short; a young man is dared by friends to kill his alcoholic stepfather. Sundance. 

“The End of Magic” (Director/Editor)   A young girl must pick up the pieces when her psychologically fragile mother snaps on a family road trip. Winner of production grants from Lifetime Television, The Caucus Foundation. Multiple festivals/awards.

“Broccoli” (Director/Editor) Velma becomes a raw-food vegetarian to impress her new European beau, but soon realizes her best girlfriend is more appetizing company. 

“Happenstance” HBO/HBO On-Demand. A young white man thinks he’s shocking his parents by bringing home his black girlfriend. But the true shock is the discovery that his mother had a passionate love affair with her last year. 

“Wainy Days” FunnyOrDie.com. Web series. David Wain, of STELLA & WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, gets into negative and abusive situations with everyone around him.  

“The Stalkers" Web series. Two men, challenged in forming adult relationships, settle for spying on their attractive neighbor.

selected credits: television

National Geographic: Original Sin. Scripted documentary with archival. 

MTV True Life. 2016. Documentary series. 

MTV: Teen Mom 2. 2015-16. Docusoap. 

Freeform (formerly ABC Family): Startup U. 2015. Docusoap / business competition. Lead / finishing editor. 

OWN: 2 Fat 2 Fly (formerly Wingmen.)  2014-2015. Comedy docusoap, food show element. Lead editor. 

E! House of DVF. 2014. Docusoap / competition. 

DIY: Rescue My Renovation. 2014. Home improvement.

PBS: History Detectives Special Investigations.  Scripted documentary with recreations.

AMCTV.COM: Inside Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Breaking Bad, Hell On Wheels, and others. 2009 - present.  5 minute web pieces with the cast and producers discussing themes of each show.

MTV’s MADE (2002-2014)
Teenagers struggle to achieve an unlikely goal with the help of an MTV coach.

Lifetime Television: Mom’s Cooking, Season 1.   Edited pilot that sold series. Responsible for opening and staffing office, managing 10 editors and 3 assistants on a daily cooking show. Worked with editors to maintain high-quality storytelling and consistent editorial style in each episode. Acted as finishing editor, supervised mixes, color correction and final layoffs as needed. Delivered 30 episodes on-budget under tight deadlines.  

Lifetime Televison: Mom’s Cooking, pilot.  Structured, wrote, and edited cooking show pilot. Picked up for 30 episodes. 

DIY Network: Under Construction, Season 1-2.  Editedhome improvement docu-soap about two Brooklyn contractors. Wrote all interview and voiceover content as part of structuring material; conducted interviews with hosts; collaborated with EP and series producer on storylines.  Series was #1 on network in 2008.   

VH1: TRANSform Me. Makeover show with three transgender hosts, including Laverne Cox, now of Orange Is The New Black.

VH1: I Want to Work for Diddy.  Contestants fight for a job with P. Diddy, along the lines of "The Apprentice".

MTV: Choose or Lose: Obama and Clinton Talk to Young Veterans.
Eight Iraq veterans question the 2008 primary hopefuls.

MTV: Growing Up Black in America
2 one-hour specials. Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Alicia Keys, Will.I.Am, Mary J.Blige, and Chris Brown discuss their childhoods and racism in the US.

MTV’s My Super Sweet 16
Half-hour program following birthday parties for the spoiled children of the super rich

MTV’s Diary Follows the daily life of a featured celebrity for a month.

MTV’s Room Raiders. Dating show. Heavy on effects.

Lifetime, AMC, Travel Channel, DIY, Food Network :15 – 2:00 promos, upfronts, and interstitials, various campaigns.

Staff editor at Click 3x Atlanta and New York. Did extensive ad agency and broadcast promo work from 1996-2000.


education

Columbia University. MFA in Film, 2007, concentrating in directing. Dean’s Fellow, teaching assistant. 

Emory University. Combined BA in German Language and Art History. Year abroad at Cambridge University, England.  

skills
Proficient in AVID and Final Cut Pro 7; Premiere, FCPX. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.  Shooter for cameras to size of HVX-100.