Tim Sternberg started working in the editing rooms of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope studios in San Francisco while still in high school. After moving to New York he worked in positions as diverse as sound effects recordist on Nora Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle” and Robert Benton’s “The Human Stain,” re-editing the 1992 ACADEMY AWARD® winning “Mediterraneo” for U.S. release and acting as script consultant for the IFP and American Zoetrope. Most recently he has worked as music editor on Milos Forman’s “Goya’s Ghosts” and the 2007 ACADEMY AWARD® winning documentary “The Taint of Yingzhou District” directed by Ruby Yang. Shot in four days in Kolkata, India, the 2008 ACADEMY AWARD® Nominated Documentary Short, “Salim Baba,” was his first film as a director.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008