Bio

RESUME

MAKO KAMITSUNA
EDITOR.....AVID MEDIA COMPOSER + FINAL CUT PRO 

Member of Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE 700


FEATURE FILM

 

LABYRINTH Feature -  2017
Producer: Miriam Segal, Paul Brennan
Director: Brad Furman

Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker

 

MUDBOUND Feature -  2017
Producer: Kim Roth, Charles King, Cassian Elwes
Director: Dee Rees

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Sundance Film Festival 2017

 

BLACKHAT - Feature -  2014
Executive Producer: Eric McLeod, Alex Garcia
Producer: Michael Mann, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni 
Director:
Michael Mann
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, We
i Tang, Viola Davis

 

JACKIE & RYAN - Feature -  2014
Executive Producer: Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia
Producer: Molly Hassell, Ami Canaan Mann 
Director: Ami Canaan Mann

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall, Ryan Bingham

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Venice Film Festival 2014

 

ANESTHESIA - Feature -  2014
Producer: Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, Christopher J. Scott
Director: Tim Blake Nelson

Starring: Sam Waterson, Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Michael K. Williams, Gretchen Mol, Tim Blake Nelson

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Tribeca Film Festival 2015

 

THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT Feature - Bifrost Pictures – 2013
Executive Producer: Robert Ogden Barnum, Kirk D'Amico, Daniel Wagner
Producer: Todd J. Labarowski, Michael Wrenn
Director: David Burris 
Starring: Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine, Adelaide Clemens, Minka Kelly, Steve Earle

 

WILDLIKE Feature - Greenmachine Films – 2013
Executive Producer: Christine Vachon
Producer: Julie Christeas, Schuyler Weiss, Joseph Stephans
Director: Frank Hall Green 
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty, Ann Dowd

 

PARIAH Feature - Focus Features – 2011
Producer: Nekisa Cooper
Director: Dee Rees

Starring: Adepero Oduye, Purnell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell

WINNER | John Cassavetes Award, Independent Spirits Award 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Sundance Fim Festival 2011

  

BROOKLYN LOBSTER Feature - Red Claw Productions – 2006
Producer: Darren Jordan, Chris Valentino, Kevin Jordan
Director: Kevin Jordan

Starring: Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Heather Burns

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2005
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Tribeca Film Festival 2005

 

DOCUMENTARY 

 

WE ARE X - Feature Documentary – Passion Pictures – 2015
Producer: John Battsek, Diane Becker
Director: Stephen Kijak

WINNER | Special Jury Award for Best Editing, Sundance Film Festival 2016
WINNER | Audience Award for Best Title Design, SXSW Film Festival 2016

 

WITNESS - HD TV Documentary Series – HBO / Forward Pass – 2012 
Executive Producer: Michael Mann, David Frankham 
Director: David Frankham, Abadallah Omeish

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Venice Film Festival 2012

 

2501 MIGRANTS - Feature Documentary – Petate Productions – 2008 
Executive Producer: Rockefeller Foundation
Director: Yolanda Cruz

WINNER | Best Feature Documentary, International Festival en Corno 2009

 

INSIDE THE TALIBAN - HD Documentary – Wild Eyes Productions – 2007 
Producer: National Geographic Television
Director: David Keane

 

ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB - Feature Documentary – Unquiet Project – 2004
Producer: Mary Becker, Holly Becker
Director: Carey McKenzie
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Warren Fischer

WINNER | Sterling Award, AFI/SilverDocs 2004
WINNER | Audience Award, Bologna Human Rights Film Festival 2005

WINNER | Audience Award, Cinema Paradise Festival 2004
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Tribeca Film Festival 2004

 
NARRATIVE SHORT
 

THE LULL BREAKER - Narrative Short -  2013
Production: Film Houston, Toronto Int'l Film Festival Talent Lab
Producer: Denise Plumb, Kathy Horan, Janine Giaime

Writer-Director-Editor: Mako Kamitsuna

TOP FIVE FINALISTS | TIFF/RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition 2013

 

SHE, WHO EXCELS IN SOLITUDE - Narrative Short -  2012
Production: Film Houston, American Film Institute
Producer: Ralf Weinfurtner 
Writer-Director-Editor: 
Mako Kamitsuna

 

KATYA - Narrative Short -  2011
Production: Film Houston
Producer: Erin Sweeney 
Writer-Director-Editor: Mako Kamitsuna

  
 

EDUCATION

 
New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film - M.F.A. Film
Columbia University - B.A. Philosophy

2017 The 20th Century Fox Bridge Program Fellowship
2012 Toronto Int'l Film Festival (TIFF) Talent Lab Fellowhship
2011 AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Fellowhsip
2009 Film Independent Project: Involve Fellowship


SPECIAL SKILL

Bilingual (English/Japanese)
Sound Design
Photography
Motorcycling
Scriptwriting

 


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