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“Naz + Maalik“
Edited by Andrew Hafitz: Andy has been editing films since 1995. Along the way, he’s collaborated with some of the leading directors in the New York independent film scene, including Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, 2012; The Last Days of Disco, 1998), Lodge Kerrigan (Keane, 2004), and Larry Clark (Ken Park, 2002; Bully, 2001). Two of his films have premiered in competition at Sundance: Braden King’s Here (2011), a metaphysical road movie filmed on location in Armenia, and Cruz Angeles’s Don’t Let Me Drown (2009), shot primarily in Brooklyn. Don’t Let Me Drown went on to win audience and jury at awards at many festivals, including Best Film and Best Editing at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2009. Andy’s documentary credits include the street basketball movie Soul in the Hole (1997), directed by Danielle Gardner, and a number of David Schisgall films including the feature The Lifestyle: Group Sex in the Suburbs (1999) and the MTV show “Tru e Life: I’m in Iraq,” which won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Documentary in 2005.
Cinematography by Jake Magee: Jake graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Film and Electronic Arts. His film Apsis was awarded best cinematography at the Maverick Movie awards in Los Angeles and has recently screened at the Cambridge Festival and the Kino Der Kunst Festival in Munich. Jake recently finished shooting his first feature film with emerging director Ben Greenblatt. Magee has worked as an assistant and electrician under some of the best emerging DP’s in New York’s independent film world on numerous projects that have screened at the Woodstock and Tribeca film festivals.
Produced by Margaret Katcher: Margaret is an LA-based writer and film producer. While studying history at Yale, she produced several plays and films with her incredibly talented friends (see Jay & Jacob above), and then ventured to New Orleans for Teach for America, before returning to film.
Produced by Jacob Albert: Jacob is a New York-based producer who has produced several documentaries, short films, and music videos, most recently for the Brooklyn-based group X-Ambassadors.
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