Simeon Hutner is a film editor, director, and producer with twenty-five years of film and television credits, including works shown at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Telluride and many other film festivals, as well as on HBO, BBC, Bravo, A&E and PBS. He is currently editing a documentary directed by renowned casting director Heidi Levitt about her husband’s diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He recently edited the HBO film Revolution on Canvas, about the Iranian artist Nikzad Nodjoumi, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. Previously, he edited and produced the award winning film, Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island, about the continuing impact of the 1979 nuclear disaster on the lives of four local mothers, a lawyer and a journalist. He was also an editor for 16 and Recovering, a four-part 2020 MTV documentary series about a recovery high school near Boston; the series won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
His other editing credits include When We Walk, directed by Jason DaSilva, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2019 and was featured at The Human Rights Watch and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, among others; the 2019 documentary feature Cooked, directed by Judith Helfand, which premiered at DOC NYC and was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens; Vessel, about the Dutch abortion activist Rebecca Gomperts and her organization Women on Waves. Vessel premiered at the SXSW 2014, where it won a Special Jury Award for Political Courage and the Audience Award. It was released theatrically in January 2015. Simeon edited and co-directed Harlem Street Singer, a documentary feature about the influential blues and gospel musician the Reverend Gary Davis. Harlem Street Singer premiered at DOC NYC in 2013 and was released theatrically in 2014. His producing and editing credits also include the popular A&E series, Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Additional selected credits include: editing on the documentary features When I Walk, Melting Planet and Blue Vinyl which premiered at Sundance in 2013, 2007 and 2002, respectively; editor and co-producer on Mentor (Tribeca premiere, 2006) and editor on Chicks in White Satin, which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994. Simeon also directed the documentaries No Humans Involved, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival; St. Mulekicker, which played in over 40 film festivals world-wide; Martyrs and Saints; and My Brother, Nathaniel.
Simeon has received two MacDowell and two Yaddo fellowships. He has an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California, an MBA from New York University and a BA from Middlebury College.
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