Emily Sheskin is a director and editor who has worked on award-winning documentaries, TV specials and advertising campaigns. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as (but not limited to) The New York Times, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. She was also named one of the 10 groundbreaking women in film to watch in 2017 by Vimeo.
Most recently, her film on Jesselyn Silva premiered on the New York Times as part of the sixth season of OpDocs. From there, the film played at the IFC, LES Film Festival, and played as a BAMcinématek curated short during August with Brooklyn Bridge Park's "Movies With A View".
In the commercial and network production space, Emily has worked with talent such as Steve Aoki, Amanda Seales, Franchesca Ramsey, and Lewis Black. This year she also worked with Mitra Jouhari (The Big Sick) and Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy) for her short web series pilot, Anna Got a Robot.
Despite enjoying working with actors and comedians, the bulk of her commercial work is in the documentary branded content space. Most recently her work for Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge showcased super fans who were the first in the galaxy to experience the park and was featured on BuzzFeed. Her short docu-branded content for Adidas won a Glossy Award and was a Shorty Awards Finalist and Webby Nominee and her work for American Express won a Silver Pencil and more.
As an editor she has worked on HBO's award-winning documentary series "East of Main Street" (lead editor) and the feature film "Watchers of the Sky" (associate editor), which took home a Sundance Editing Award.