Comedians Robert Kelly, Bill Burr, and Joe DeRosa celebrated the release of their book “Cheat” at The VIllage Underground. I had the privilege of editing this video of highlights from the evening including one-on-one interviews with host Kelly Fastuca, a bit of stand-up, and chatting with the fans.
Trailer for a 12-minute short I edited (including audio and color correction)
"Absent Regrets" - Bad Accent Productions, 2013
Written by Shawn Ack Directed by Soleidy Mendez Director of Photography Jorge Burgos Edited by Lisa Mazzella Produced by Carmen Caceres & Soleidy Mendez Music by Ugene Romashov & Ibraim Soltonbaev Starring: Shawn Ack, Naaman Harris, Gio Rivera
Trailer for a full-length documentary film I edited and co-produced.
"Perfect Blend" - MMW Productions, 2011
Directed & Produced by: Maya Milenovic Workman
Edited & Co-Produced by: Lisa Mazzella
Perfect Blend chronicles the lives of young people of mixed race - specifically black and white - and their experiences as they struggle to form their identities. Doing so proves to be a challenge in American society, where, despite the progress made from the Civil Rights movement, our culture continues to harbor unresolved issues with race and racial mixing. Workman points out that this tension makes its way into our educational system and, consequently, inhibits these interracial kids from learning and sustaining personal growth; at a young age they already sense that a person’s skin color determines how society will treat them.
I worked with the start-up Uncensoredinterview.com from 2008 to 2010, editing over 100 interviews with music artists such as Ben Taylor, Matt & Kim, Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis, and The Crystal Method.
I was also responsible for coordinating and executing the delivery of media assets to our partner sites (Joost, IndieFeed, Creative Commons), and managing the UI archive.
This is my favorite clip (from an interview with Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon and James Taylor).