SIMEON H. HUTNER
529 1st Street, Apt. 4
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Phone: (347) 776-0156
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.
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.
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.
YADDO, Saratoga Springs, New York. Two residencies.
MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH. Two residencies.
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
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, VT. B.A., English Literature. Cum Laude.