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Doc Stories film series

How Many Storytellers Does it Take?

Join us for this panel discussing the different disciplines that shape stories and how these skills are often overlooked when considering the craft of documentary storytelling. Participants will also discuss collaboration techniques and strategies used when working on sensitive material.

The live talk will take place on this page, and a video recording will be posted here shortly afterward.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Live Talk

Sat, Nov 6 at 12:00 pm PT

Description

Storytelling is not a singular art form when it comes to cinema. There are many people who shape a film, and their insight, approach, and skill set are as critical as those of a determined director. Their collaboration on the final product is key to a film’s success. Featuring documentary editors, cinematographers, and producers, this panel will explore the many different disciplines that shape stories and how these skills are often overlooked when considering the craft of documentary storytelling. Participants will also discuss collaboration techniques and strategies used when working on sensitive material

Panelist Carla Gutiérrez

Carla Gutiérrez (ACE) is an Emmy and Eddie nominated documentary editor. She edited the Oscar-nominated films RBG and La Corona, and recently completed Pray Away (Netflix Original, Tribeca premiere). Her latest film, Julia, about renowned chef, and television personality Julia Child, premiered at Telluride 2021 and was an official selection of the Toronto Film Festival. Julia was produced by Imagine Entertainment, CNN Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. Carla’s work has received awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlinale, Outfest, the Critic’s Choice Awards, the National Board of Review Awards and the DuPont Columbia Awards. Carla has been a creative adviser for the Sundance Edit Lab, and a mentor for the Firelight Producers’ Lab, The Karen Schmeer Diversity Program, and the Tribeca Film Fellows program. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the American Cinema Editors. She received a Masters in Documentary Film from Stanford University.

Panelist Dan Koehler

Daniel Koehler is an Emmy-nominated documentary editor based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work has been featured on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, and in top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and Full Frame. His works include Tiger King (2020), Fyre (2019), The Fourth Estate (2018), and City of Ghosts (2017), all of which were nominated for Emmys. Most recently, he edited Tiger (2021), a two-part documentary for HBO about the rise, fall, and epic comeback of Tiger Woods.

Panelist Kathleen Lingo

Kathleen Lingo is the first editorial director of film and television for The New York Times focused on developing and producing nonfiction feature films and television series based on The Times’s journalism. In 2020, three feature documentaries she produced for The New York Times premiered: Time (Amazon Studios), which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; Some Kind of Heaven (Magnolia Pictures/Hulu), which premiered at Sundance and earned over $1 million at the box office in 2021; and Father Soldier Son (Netflix), recognized for Best Editing at Tribeca Film Festival and winner the Best Documentary Editing Emmy in 2021. Before becoming editorial director, she was executive producer of The Times’ short documentary series Op-Docs. During her tenure, the series published 250 shorts, virtual reality and interactive documentaries that garnered accolades including three Oscar nominations, ten Emmy nominations, three Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two IDA Awards for Best Short Form series. Upcoming projects include The 1619 Project documentary series for Hulu/ABC produced with Lionsgate, Harpo, and Roger Ross Williams’ One Story Up.

Panelist Shuling Yong

Shuling Yong is a Singapore-born, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, DP and Location Sound Recordist with over a decade of experience. She has worked on films like Becoming (Netflix, 2020, dir. Nadia Hallgren), The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca, 2018, dir. Assia Boundaoui), And She Could Be Next (Tribeca, 2020, dir. Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia) and America To Me (Sundance, 2018, dir. Steve James). Shuling is a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow, a participant in the Doc Society Queer Impact Producers Lab, an honoree for DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” List 2019, and was selected for the Newcity Film 50 Chicago Screen Gems List 2020.

Moderator Masashi Niwano