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Joan Sobel, ACE
Joan Sobel edited Tom Ford’s multi-award-winning A Single Man, starring Academy Award-nominated Colin Firth and Golden Globe Award-nominated Julianne Moore. Ms. Sobel also edited the Academy Award-winning short film The Accountant, directed by Ray McKinnon.
Her other feature credits as editor include Dennis Lee’s Jesus Henry Christ, which world-premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette; Chris D’Arienzo’s Barry Munday, starring Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer; Marc Klein’s Suburban Girl, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin; and Jamie Babbit’s The Quiet, starring Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, and Edie Falco.
Ms. Sobel has enjoyed a long collaborative relationship with Billy Bob Thornton, cutting his critically acclaimed Boxmasters music videos, three of which made the top 10 in rotation on the industry standard CVMC.
She learned feature storytelling as first assistant editor with writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson and editor Dylan Tichenor, on Boogie Nights; and as first assistant editor with writer/director Quentin Tarantino and editor Sally Menke, on both of the Kill Bill movies. She was editor Conrad Buff’s additional editor on David Ayer’s Harsh Times, starring Christian Bale.Ms. Sobel began her career in documentaries, as assistant editor on Barbara Kopple’s American Dream, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.