Ann Collins

Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, The Heart of the Matter, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Freedom of Expression Award. Her credits include the documentaries Belly Talkers, The Charcoal People, and Sound and Fury, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution. Sound and Fury was nominated for an Academy Award.

For television, she edited Frontline: Merchants of Cool and Porgy & Bess: An American Voice as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS, and PBS.

She has edited web projects for Etsy and Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries.

Ann began her career as an assistant editor working in 16mm film under the auspices of filmmakers George Butler, Ken Burns, Bill Moyers, David Grubin and Maysles Film.

She teaches and mentors at the School of Visual Arts in the Masters in Social Documentary and Masters in Photography, Video and Related Media programs. She graduated cum laude from New York University, receiving a BFA in film and television.

She co-produced and edited Swim Team, an independent documentary which has won numerous awards and premiered this fall on PBS’s POV series.

Most recently, she edited Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold which premiered at the 2017 New York Film Festival and will be released on Netflix later this month.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.



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