Tony Hale first discovered a joy for editing as a kid, with the simple act of recording and mixing sounds of his drum kit. He later rediscovered that passion in the craft of film editing (somewhat unexpectedly) while pursuing a mathematics degree at Boston College. Now, having worked as a documentary film editor since 2005, he continues to enjoy the transformative process of editing as a way to help bring non-fiction stories to life.
His latest feature-length edit, Afghan Cycles (currently in festivals), chronicles a generation of Afghan women, who challenge gender and cultural barriers in their use of the bicycle. Just before joining the film, Tony wrapped the edit for the award-winning documentary Charged, which follows the life-changing journey of chef and outdoorsman Eduardo Garcia after a freak accident in the Montana backcountry. Before that, he edited and co-directed his first feature, A Will for the Woods, about psychiatrist and musician Clark Wang's wish for a green burial. The film had an award-winning premiere at Full Frame before screening at multiple festivals and being broadcast on PBS.
He has also edited numerous shorts films, an Emmy-winning TV special, videos for social campaigns, and pieces published by The New York Times and The New Yorker. He is currently editing his fourth feature-length documentary.
Tony is based in Brooklyn, NY, and you can see more about his work at www.tonyfilm.com
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