Filmmaker + Editor
Kristen Nutile is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor based in New York City. Kristen has directed ten documentaries, which have shown all over the world including the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and she is a recipient of the Albert Maysles Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking. Her most recent film ONCE A MONTH ON SUNDAY, is a collaboration with producer Tanja Meding, about the Older Women's Network - a group of accomplished artists and writers in their 80's and 90's who meet once a month in New York City. Other selected titles include OFFSHORE, WHAT IT'S WORTH, SYNCHRO, THE CORNER STORE, SECRET MECHANISMS, POLICE BLOTTER, and LOSS. Kristen collaborated with legendary filmmaker, Albert Maysles and 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. It recently screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Kristen edited the award-winning documentary DEEP RUN, a verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. DEEP RUN is currently screening in film festivals, including DocNYC, the Woodstock Film Festival, the Outfest Film Festival, and Frameline. Kristen also edited the documentary UNFINISHED SPACES, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and screened as part of the prestigious Sundance Film Forward 2012. It won numerous awards including the "Jameson FIND Your Audience" Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. It was broadcast on PBS and HBO Latin America and has screened at MOMA. She edited the award-winning EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY, STARBOARD LIGHT, INVITATION TO DANCE and FROM PRISON TO HOME. She holds co-editing credits on WRIT WRITER for PBS and THE HOUSE OF SUH and she was an additional editor on BODIES AT WAR, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY and CALYPSO ROSE: LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE. Kristen has also edited a series of films that were published in the New York Times for RETRO REPORT, including LOVE CANAL: A LEGACY OF DOUBT, RICHARD JEWELL: THE WRONG MAN, THE LEGACY OF TAILHOOK, ON SHAKY GROUND and WILD HORSES: NO HOME ON THE RANGE, and she has worked on a number of projects for Human Rights Watch. She holds Master's degrees in both Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and Biology from San Francisco State University. Kristen teaches filmmaking and editing at New York Film Academy. She founded Soft Spoken Films in 2001 and is currently learning the ukulele.