Greetings from the edit bay! I’m Sasha, an Emmy-award nominated editor with 17 years experience cutting film & television.
Over the hundreds of projects I have edited, I’ve alternated back and forth between both scripted and documentary. I love the collaborative process of working in both.
In documentary, the challenge of crafting a narrative that remains truthful to the subjects of the film, while also engaging the audience on a deep, emotional level is something I’ve always taken enormous pride in being able to navigate. My deepest love however is in for adventure/comedy films. Especially those with a fantastical element and lots of heart. The dream is to work with Spielberg and my desert island movies include Amelie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Big Trouble In Little China and Steve Martin’s LA Story.
My editing journey began in my native Australia, but it was Michael Rymer’s award-winning feature Face To Face that first brought me to Los Angeles in 2011. The success of this film not only earned me a prestigious If Award nomination but also laid the groundwork for the features and scripted work that followed.
Most recently, I’ve been working on the drama series David Makes Man, by oscar-winning creator, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) and docu-series Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly for VH1. And I’m also grateful to have been named one of “Five Editors To Watch” by Moviemaker Magazine,
When I’m not in the editing bay, you can find me hiking. I recently solo thru-hiked the John Muir Trail – a 234-mile journey through the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges of California (just me, my backpack and the bears!). Along the way, I picked up the trail name Oklahoma (you know, because of my Aussie accent 😊).
My wife, Christina Evans and I also run an online program called Fairy School, which teaches children about self-empowerment & spreading kindness through mindfulness exercises, nature time and fairy learning…and yes, it’s absolutely adorable.
We currently live in Los Angeles with our Cat, Silver.
DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS 2015 Outstanding Single Camera Editing (nom), ‘Got your 6′
AUSTRALIAN SCREEN EDITORS AWARDS 2015 (Ellie) Best Editing (nom), ‘That Sugar Song’
AUSTRALIAN SCREEN EDITORS AWARDS 2013 (Ellie) Best Editing (nom), ‘The Humble Beginnings of the Balloon’
FANTASTIC CINEMA FESTIVAL 2015 Grand Jury Award for Best Editing, ‘Emo (The Musical)’
INSIDE FILM (IF) Awards 2011 Best Editing (nom), ’Face To Face’
MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2011 Best Editing (nom), ‘Face To Face’