Jim Hession

Austin, Texas, United States


Jim Hession is an Emmy-winning film editor with a collection of acclaimed films that have garnered a wide range of honors, including a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, a Berlinale Audience Award, two George Foster Peabody Awards, and four Emmy Awards. 

Many of his works, seen on major networks and platforms such as HBO, Showtime, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Hulu, and Netflix, have received high praise. Writing in Artforum, iconoclastic filmmaker John Waters lauded MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT as "maybe the most perfect documentary ever made about an artist," while Godfrey Cheshire of RogerEbert.com hailed RICH HILL as "a documentary to rank alongside such classics about indigence and family as ‘Grey Gardens’ and ‘Hoop Dreams.’” Most recently, Variety’s Clayton Davis praised AMERICAN SYMPHONY as "quite possibly one of the best love stories seen on film in over two decades.”

Hession holds a B.A. in American Studies from Tufts University. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Dr. Mariela Hession, M.D., and their four children: Isabella Rose, Adrian Brody, James Matteo, and Anna Mar.