Soft Spoken Films


Kristen Nutile is an independent documentary editor and filmmaker based in New York City. Kristen recently edited the documentary UNFINISHED SPACES, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is screening as part of the prestigious Sundance Film Forward 2012. It has won numerous awards including the "Jameson FIND Your Audience" Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her other editing credits include STARBOARD LIGHT, INVITATION TO DANCE, EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY an ITVS(Lincs) production, FROM PRISON TO HOME, and SPEAK OUT. She holds co-editing credits on WRIT WRITER for PBS and THE HOUSE OF SUH. In addition, she was a contributing editor on BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY and CALYPSO ROSE: LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE. She has also edited for Maysles Films Inc. and Human Rights Watch, and her work has appeared on Showtime, Ovation, and PBS.

Kristen has directed nine documentaries, which have shown all over the world including the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and she is the recipient of the Albert Maysles Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking. Kristen collaborated with legendary filmmaker, Albert Maysles and producer, Tanja Meding on SALLY GROSS - THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS, a documentary about critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Sally Gross. The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival and had it's US premier at the Full Frame Festival in 2008, and was broadcast on PBS. She holds Master's degrees in both Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and Biology from San Francisco State University.