WIFSFBA Presents

Conversations & Connections

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19th7pm-9pm (PT)


Diana J. Brodie

Diana is a freelance video editor and post production consultant. Upon graduating Ithaca College with a BS in Television-Radio communications, she moved to San Francisco where she has been working as an editor and filmmaker. She has cut for a number of networks including: The History Channel, Animal Planet, A&E, Discovery, ESPN, National Geographic, and PBS. She has edited everything from corporate videos and national commercials to feature documentaries and broadcast television. Diana has also taught Avid, Premiere, and and to inmates at San Ouentin Prison.

Julie Hwang

Julie is an MIT graduate who left an electrical engineering career making microchips because she wanted to make movies. Julie has designed and managed intricate post production workflows and provided creative editorial assistance on numerous award-winning films and television series. Julie joined Actual Films in 2019 as associate editor on Athlete A, and returned to the company this year as their director of post-production.

Michaelle McGaraghan

Michaelle has been a professional film editor for the past 12 years, collaborating with influential filmmakers such as Vivien Hillgrove and Marc Smolowitz. Her work has screened all over the world including, SXSW, PBS, MTV, and Disney+ and she is a Sundance Art of Editing fellow. Michaelle cuts for clients such as Disney/Pixar and Google.. Her latest work, Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red premiered on Disney+ in 2022.

Anna-Lena Isaakson

Anna-Lena is a post production manager with Advanced Systems Group (ASG) and manages an international team of 16 video editors, crafting developer-focused content that aims to educate, inspire and inform. She attended the Broadcast and Electronic Arts program at SFSU and started out editing outdoor and travel programming for Barbary Coast Productions. She later moved on to editing current events and corporate stories for LinkTV and others.

Susannah Smith

Susannah is a Queer filmmaker, artist, and curator based in San Francisco with a focus on place-based storytelling. Recent work includes associate editing Home Is A Hotel, assistant editing on The Untitled 19th* News Film, Nasima, and Homeroom, which premiered at Sundance and was recognized with the inaugural Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award. She is a member of ADE, was a juror for the 2021 IDA Doc editing award, and was a 2018 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow.