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COLIN NUSBAUM is a film editor and documentary cinematographer who focuses on intimately observed and beautifully crafted stories. 

Colin's work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, HotDocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOCNYC, AFI Docs, Full Frame and many others.

Colin's editing credits include 399: Queen of the Tetons directed by Elizabeth Leiter, Everything You Have Is Yours by directed by Tatyana Tenenbaum, co-editor of Confessions of a Good Samaritan (SXSW 2023) by Penny Lane, Two Gods (HotDocs, MUBI 2021) by Zeshawn Ali, The Unafraid (Full Frame 2018) by Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Sundance 2017) by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (Tribeca, NYTimes 2015) by Joshua Seftel, Tough Love (Full Frame 2014) by Stephanie Wang-Breal, The Sheik And I (SXSW 2012) by Caveh Zahedi.


In 2014, Colin was awarded the prestigious Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship for his work as an emerging documentary editor.

As a cinematographer Colin specializes in handheld observational camerawork, beautifully lit interviews, and dependable scene coverage. Having worked as a feature documentary editor for many years, Colin instinctively shoots what editors need to cut coherent, cinematic and effective scenes.

Colin earned a BA from The College of Wooster studying Political Theory and holds an MA in Media Studies and Film from The New School. When he is not making films, Colin enjoys cycling, ceramics, canoeing, and practicing martial arts at Brooklyn Aikikai, where he has a black belt rank of Shodan. 


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