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  • Brooklyn,  NY
  • 9172163433

Erin Martell

Editor / Assistant Editor / Post Consultant


Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Erin attended Arts Canterbury High School (Drama major) and received her BFA in Film Production from York University in Toronto.  She relocated to Kingston, Jamaica and worked at Jamaica News Network as an Editor and Camera Operator and Co-Produced the network’s first international shoots in Trinidad and Haiti. Her Assistant Editing credits include the feature documentaries Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story, One Bullet Afghanistan, In the Land of Pomegranates, along with short narrative films at the Canadian Film Centre and many lifestyle television series. Her diverse credits as Editor include the short documentary Belonging , which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, short narrative films, trailers and work samples for feature documentaries and five video installations for artist Brendan Fernandes, shown at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC and in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Canada. She also regularly edits branded content for non-profit organizations. Erin recently completed a Contributing Editor fellowship at the Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab (Summer 2015).

Selected Work History

Additional Editor / Co-Producer - Short Documentary

"Ojullu" / Little Wombat Productions (NYC)

Edited work samples for ITVS and other fundraising initiatives, as well as a rough cut of the short documentary.  Designed the initial technical workflow in FCP 7 and managed transfer of the project to Avid.

Editor - Trailer & Feature Documentary

"Cheer" / Flying Pup Productions (NYC)

Rough cut scenes for feature documentary with Emmy-award winning director Mary Olive Smith.  Edited and revised work samples for ITVS and other fundraising initiatives.

Editor / Junior Editor - Feature Documentary & Trailer

"One Bullet Afghanistan" / Carol Dysinger

Revised trailer for ITVS submission.  Rough cut scenes for feature documentary.  Designed and implemented technical workflow for translation and subtitling in Avid and third-party subtitle software.

Editor - Feature Documentary Trailer

"Two Weddings and a Future" / Welcome Change Productions (NYC)

Edited trailer for ITVS and other fundraising initiatives, with  Academy Award-nominated director Alice Elliot. 

Editor / Co-Producer - Short Documentary

"Belonging" / Ellipsis Productions

Director: Elizabeth Lazebnik / Screened at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009

Senior Editor / Videographer - Various TV Series

Jamaica News Network (Kingston, Jamaica)

Junior Editor - Reality TV Series

"Undercover Boss Canada" /  Alliance Films (Toronto)

Editor / Co-Director / Co-Producer - Short Documentary

"Le temoignage de Chantal Mukandoli" / Ellipsis Productions

Produced, Directed and Edited a short documentary in French. Finalist in Radio Canada International's Digital Diversity Competition 2007; Screened at IDC 2008 at the National Film Board of Canada.

Editor - Web Videos / Branded Content

"The OpEd Project: Public Voices Fellowship" Videos/ Flying Pup Productions (NYC)

12 short documentary videos with Emmy-award winning director Mary-Olive Smith for The OpEd Project, a non-profit organization. 

Junior Editor - TV Series

"Colour Confidential" / Fusion Television (Toronto)

Assembled rough cuts, designed and modified graphics, color corrected and mastered to tape for broadcast.  Edited short web videos.

Additional Credits

Assistant Editor - Feature Documentary & Television

"Miracle on 42nd Street" / A. Elliot

"Handyman Superstar Challenge" / Alliance Atlantis, HGTV

"Designer Superstar Challenge" / Alliance Atlantis, HGTV

Editor - Trailers & Work Samples

"Two Weddings and a Future" / A. Elliot

"Calling it Quits" (feature film) / City Squirrel Productions

"ReGenesis" (TV Series / Canada) / Oasis International

Editor - Short Narrative Films

"Finding Father" / M. Prickskett

"Butterflies of Trip City" / Clarkworks Productions / N. Belianina and C. Johnston

"Spirit Ship" / Little Creatures Films

"Untitled Childhood Film" / D. Collins

"Upper West Side Story" / Canadian Film Centre, S. Chin

"Foe", "Motherland", "The Hunting", "The Vault" / Video installations for artist Brendan Fernandes


Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects


Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors

York University / Toronto, Canada

Film & Video Production

Ontario Secondary School Diploma / Fine Arts Certificate 

Arts Canterbury High School / Ottawa, Canada

Fine Arts Certificate in Drama, Bilingual Certificate, Ontario Scholar


English & French