BTB is delighted to introduce a new feature called FOCUS ON — a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up first is editor Pedro Kos, whose Oscar-nominated doc Waste Land airs Tuesday, April 19 on Independent Lens.
What was the first film project you ever edited?
In 1996, I was a student in the New York Film Academy Summer Program held at Yale University. I edited a Super 16mm short about an overwhelmed secretary who has a breakdown, shreds all her paperwork into confetti, and then dances through the offices. This was a one-minute short.
You’re an editor, but you are also a director. Do you think that being an editor makes you a better filmmaker/director?
The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the nominees for best documentary feature was Lucy Walker’s Waste Land, which premiers this April on Independent Lens. Continue reading →