Lisa Molomot


Public bio

FEATURE FILM EDITING My editing credits include films that have premiered on prime-time national television (PBS, Discovery Channel, A&E) and at the nation’s premiere film festivals (Sundance, SXSW, Mill Valley). “She understands, better than any editor I’ve ever worked with, the vital significance of a strong narrative through-line to both dramatic and documentary storytelling and is especially adept at mentally recalling useful threads from many hours of documentary footage. She is bracingly honest and firm in her opinions, yet flexible and willing to experiment. In short, she is an outstanding editor.” -Liz Massie, Director of Compañeras •Umlando: Through My Father’s Eyes (Co-Editor, 2010) -This 10 part series about the South African Jazz musician Hugh Masekela, was shown on ESPN during the World Cup. •Destiny of Lesser Animals (Co-Editor, in post)-Narrative feature film shot in Ghana, directed by Deron Albright •Watch excerpt •Precious Knowledge (Additional Editor, in post) -This hour long documentary follows the successes and struggles of the controversial ethnic studies program in the Tucson Unified School District. The Governor of AZ has signed a bill which puts this highly successful program is jeapordy. •Watch trailer •The Vanishing Oath (2009) -This groundbreaking documentary follows physician Ryan Flesher as he interviews dozens of doctors around the country about the current health care crisis, and what he finds is both unsettling and revelatory. Official Selection, New York International Independent Film Festival and The Los Angeles International Film Festival •Watch excerpt • The Power of Giving (Co-Editor, 2009) -Prime time broadcast on Connecticut Public Television •The Messenger (Associate Editor, 2008)-Self-styled singer/philanthropist Nassiri spent 9 months and $50 million of his own fortune to film one of the most expensive music videos in history. He hopes it will help spread world peace, but is anyone listening? •Watch excerpt •Compañeras (2007) -Prime Time National Broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens Official Selection, SXSW and eight other national film festivals/ “The operative word here is passionate” –New York Times • Watch trailer •The Last Inquisition (2002) -Funded by the Guggenheim and the Righteous Persons Foundations. • Watch excerpt •Manna From Heaven (Associate Editor, 2002) -Starring Academy Award Winners Shirley Jones, Clorish Leachman, and Louise Fletcher. Washington Post “Critic’s Pick”/Audience Award, Sarasota Film Festival, Big Bear Film Festival •Vivien Leigh: A Delicate Balance (2000) -This A&E Biography episode was one of the highest rated of the season, and continues to be rebroadcast. •On the Inside of: The World Series of Poker (1999) -The first Discovery Channel documentary on the now-ubiquitous World Series of Poker •Greg Ford For Congress (Associate Editor, 1998) -PBS broadcast •Battle For The Minds (Associate Editor,1996) -National PBS broadcast on POV SHORTS: •Sucker Punch (Co-Editor, Spring 2010) -Official Selection, Athens International Film Festival and Sonoma International Film Festival • Watch excerpt •The Spirituals (Co-Editor, 2006) -Aired on over 50 PBS stations • Watch trailer • The Kentucky Theatre (Co-Editor, 2003) -aired on local PBS stations • Watch trailer •Made In California (2000) -Exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Summer 2000 •Seed (1995) -Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival/Winner of the Audience Choice Award, Palms Springs International Film Fest •Mi Casa Es Su Casa (1998) -Winner of the Gold Award, WorldFest Houston •Joliana (1998) -Recipient of the Sloan Foundation Grant •Watch film