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 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 Masterís degrees in both Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and Biology from San Francisco State University.
Albert Maysles together with Kristen Nutile (co-filmmaker and editor) and Tanja Meding (producer) are working on a 60 min. documentary titled SALLY GROSS: THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS. Called "the most minimalist modern-dance choreographers" by New York Times dance critic Jennifer Dunning, Sally Gross has been dancing for more than fifty years. This film will give the audience an insight into the life and creative process of a true New York artist - born and raised on the Lower East Side in the 1930's and 40's - who has been involved in a number of groundbreaking art movements over the last 50 years, which still continue to influence artists today.
A personal film that examines grief and memory several years after the death of a father.
Supported by the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable cultural contributions of artists to society.
Green By Design, which was co-directed with Nadia Amer, portrays one of the first green designers, Jim Bell, and his works.
Secret Mechanisms is an experimental documentary which explores issues of control, anxiety, and fear intertwined with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Designed as a cinematic poem, the film creates a mental landscape through abstract imagery and disassociated voices.
Funded by grants from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Jerome Foundation.
The Corner Store captures a piece of Americana that is rapidly disappearing. Fountain City, WI is one of the last authentic river towns along the Mississippi, and Francis Lettner's Corner Store is one of the last remaining gathering sites for the local town members.
Synchro explores gender boundaries in sports. It tells the story of Bill May, who is the only male competitive synchronized swimmer in the world. Bill and his partner, Kristina Lum, are pushing the boundaries of the sport.
What It's Worth which was co-directed with Blair Foster, is a whimsical exploration of the phenomenon of collecting. It focuses on Gary and Nancy Doss who own the word's only PEZ museum, and Jacques Littlefield who owns over 50 military tanks.
Offshore takes a short and sweet glimpse into the atypical childhood of Jolene Babyak, who, along with 75 other children, grew up on Alcatraz Island while the notorious prison was still in operation.