Emelie Mahdavian lives and works in the American West, where she has been shooting her current documentary BITTERBRUSH. Emelie was the producer, writer and editor of MIDNIGHT TRAVELER, which won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Awards. She was nominated (with Su Kim) for Best Production at the Cinema Eye Honors and won Best Editing at Salem Film Festival. She is currently editing DREAMS OF DARAA (dir. Reilly Dowd), SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS (dir. Dongnan Chen) and BASELINE 2020 (dir. John Sutter). Previous to these works, she was a professional dancer whose dance film work has screened at museums and festivals. She studied at London Film School and has a Ph.D. from UC Davis. She is currently a Producer-in-Residence at the University of Utah.
TFI Network | 2020
Tribeca All Access® | 2018