Soft Spoken Films
Kristen Nutile is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor based in New York City. She recently 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 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 also edited the award-winning EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY, STARBOARD LIGHT, INVITATION TO DANCE, FROM PRISON TO HOME and SPEAK OUT: I HAD AN ABORTION. She holds co-editing credits on WRIT WRITER for PBS and THE HOUSE OF SUH. In addition, she was a contributing editor on BODIES AT WAR, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY and CALYPSO ROSE: LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE. She 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. She has also worked on a number of projects for Human Rights Watch.
Kristen has also 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, SYNCHRO, THE CORNER STORE, SECRET MECHANISMS, POLICE BLOTTER, and LOSS. Kristen had the privilege of collaborating 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. 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. Kristen is also learning the ukulele.