DOCUMENTARY Producing AND EDITINg
Sabereh Kashi has been involved in the development, fundraising, production, and post-production of several documentary films internationally. She sees the unique essence of each project and works closely with directors to clarify their vision and develop their stories, while raising visibility with funders and audiences. She can come on board from the early stages of post-production, helping to figure out the themes and story arc, as well as editing works-in-progress and fundraising trailers. She can work as a primary editor throughout a film, or as a fine cut editor and story consultant who reshapes the rough cut to final cut. Her specialty is editing documentaries with a personal angle.
For the ITVS documentary Our Summer in Tehran, Sabereh was the co-writer and fine cut editor. She worked closely with Oscar nominated filmmaker Justine Shapiro to re-edit the rough cut and shape the final story. The film was broadcast on American public television (PBS) and many international TV channels, and was a selection of International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) and United Nation’s Association Film Festival.
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For award-winning documentary Surviving International Boulevard, Sabereh re-edited the rough cut to a fine cut. The film has thus far received a Grand Jury Best Short Award from the LA World International Film Festival, a Silver Jury Short Award from Seattle’s Social Justice Film Festival, Best Foreign Short from the Kiev Film Festival; and was an Official Selection of the United Nations Association Film Festival, New York International Film Festival, University of San Francisco Human Rights Film Festival and Green Bay Film Festival.
For Tuesday Lunch by Diane Stark, Sabereh worked to clarify the story and main themes. She edited a new trailer that was used both for a crowdfunding campaign and for grants. With the money raised, she coached Diane to edit the rough cut, while planning for additional fundraising.