RESUME

SIMEON H. HUTNER

529 1st Street, Apt. 4

Brooklyn, New York 11215

E-mail: simhut@mac.com

Phone: (347) 776-0156

 

 

 

EDITING &

PRODUCING

2019   “MY ASCENSION” Editor

Smilestyle Productions. Directed by Greg Dicharry.  Documentary feature chronicling the life of Emma Benoit, a teenager living in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, who is paralyzed by a suicide attempt at the age of 16.  Even as she struggles to regain the use of her legs and walk again, Emma becomes a suicide prevention activist and devotes herself to helping others.

Currently in post-production. 

 

2018    “WHEN WE WALK” Editor, Executive Producer

AXS Lab. Directed by Jason DaSilva.  Documentary feature chronicling director Jason 

DaSilva’s relationship with his young son and his continuing struggle with MS.  Premiered at HotDocs 2019. Winner, Best Documentary, CAAMFest 2019.

2015-2018   “COOKED” Editor

Toxic Comedy Films.  Directed by Judith Helfand.  Documentary feature on the 1995  

heat wave in Chicago that killed 739 people.  Premiered at DOC NYC, November 2018. 

2014-2015    “WINNING” Editor

JL Unlimited. Profile of legendary athletes Martina Navratilova, Nadia Comeneci, Jack Nicklaus, Edwin Moses, Esther Vergeer. Directed by Jacqueline Joseph.  Documentary feature.

  

2013-2014   “COAST GUARD ALASKA” Editor 

Al Roker Productions. Multiple episodes of series. 

2011-2013   “VESSEL” Editor

Sovereignty Productions.  Directed by Diana Whitten.  Premiered at 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, won Special Jury Award for Political Courage and Audience Award; 2014 Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, winner of Peter Wintonick Award; 2014 Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Honorable Mention, Moving Mountains Prize; 2014 Nantucket Film Festival, winner of Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award. Documentary feature.  Theatrical release in January 2015.

 

2010-2013   “HARLEM STREET SINGER” Co-Director, Editor

Acoustic Traditions Films. Co-Directed by Trevor Laurence. Premiered at 2013 DOC NYC Film Festival. 2013 St. Louis International Film Festival, Audience Award; 2013 Anchorage Film Festival, Golden Oosikar Award; 2014 Amsterdam Film Festival, Best Historical Film. Released theatrically in September 2014. Documentary feature.

 

2011-2012   “WHEN I WALK” Additional Editor

When I Walk Films.  Directed by Jason DaSilva.  2013 Sundance Film Festival. 2014 POV broadcast.  Emmy Award.

Documentary Feature.

 

2007-2011   “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER” Series Producer, Producer, Editor

Hybrid Films/A&E. Executive Producers: Daniel Elias, David Houts.  Multiple episodes of ongoing series.

 

2006   “PRAYING WITH LIOR” Additional Editor  

Ruby Pictures.  A youngster with Down’s Syndrome prepares for his Bar Mitzvah.  Directed by Ilana Trachtman. Documentary feature.   

 

2005-2006   “GUBERNOTORIOUS” Editor

Gubernotorius Productions. Directed by Jayson Haedrich, Robbie Stauder, Nick Regalbuto.     Documentary feature.

  

2005-2006   “MENTOR” Co-Producer, Editor 

LaSalle/Holland Productions.  Directed by David Langlitz.  Narrative feature starring Rutger Hauer, Matt Davis, Dagmara Dominczyk. Festivals include Tribeca, Hamptons.

 

2005   “EVERYTHING’S COOL” Additional Editor

Toxic Comedy Productions. Directed by Judith Helfand and Dan Gold. Documentary feature on global warming. 2007 Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Human Rights Watch.

 

2004-2005   “FAMILY PLOTS” Editor

Hybrid Films/A&E. Produced by Stacia Thompson, Robert Palumbo. Executive Producers: Daniel Elias, David Houts.  3 episodes of 26-part series.

 

2003   “THE SELF-MADE MAN” Additional Editor

Bernal Beach Films. Directed by Susan Stern. Aired on PBS series, POV.  Documentary.

 

2003   “TV REVOLUTION: OUT OF THE CLOSET” Editor

Tiger/Tigress Productions, Bravo.  Produced by Elise Pearlstein.  An hour-long examination of the history of the representation of gays on television.

 

2003    “LOUIS AND THE BROTHEL” Editor

British Broadcasting Corporation. Directed by Geoff O’Connor. Documentary feature.      

 

2002    “A GOOD UPLIFT” Editor

Squeeze the Stone Productions.  Directed by Faye Lederman,Cheryl Furjanic. Numerous festival screenings, PBS/WNET New York broadcast. Documentary.

 

2001-02  “BECOMING SAM” Editor

Laura Davis Productions.  Documentary.

 

1999-2000 "BLUE VINYL" Additional Editor

Toxic Comedy Films, HBO.  Directed by Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold.  Sundance Festival selection.  Documentary.

 

1998-99  "TRACEY TAKES ON..." Editor

Takes On Productions, HBO.  Directed by Denny Gordon.  Starring Tracey Ullman. Six episodes.

 

1997-98  "ANGEL PASSING" Editor

 Northwood Productions.  Directed by David Langlitz. Sundance Film Festival selection.

 

1997    "TRACEY TAKES ON... MAN'S BEST FRIEND" Editor

Takes on Productions, HBO.  Directed by Michael Lange.  Starring Tracey Ullman. 

 

1997    "DEATH DREAMS" Editor

Pioneer Corp.  Directed by Charles Kiselyak.  Documentary.

1992    "CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN" Editor

Directed by Elaine Holliman.  1994 Academy Award Nominee.  Documentary.

 

 

FILM DIRECTING

2008-2019   “TRACES OF TIME” Director, Editor 

Currently in post-production.

 

 

2004 “MY BROTHER, NATHANIEL” Director, Editor

Numerous festival screenings. Aired on PBS/WNET New York.  Documentary.

 

1997   "MARTYRS AND SAINTS" Director, Editor

            Numerous festival screenings.  Documentary.

 

1993  "NO HUMANS INVOLVED" Director

Premiered at Telluride Film Festival.  Various festival awards. Aired on PBS/KCET Los Angeles.  Documentary.

           

1992    "SAINT MULEKICKER" Director

Over 40 festival screenings.  Various festival awards. Documentary.

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS

YADDO, Saratoga Springs, New York. Two residencies.

 

MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH. Two residencies.

 

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, School of Cinematic Arts

M.F.A., Film Production.  Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, Distinguished Scholar Scholarship.

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Stern School of Business

M.B.A., Finance

 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, VT.  B.A., English Literature.  Cum Laude.

Simeon Hutner

Film & Television Editor, Producer, Director