Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond

“RARE” Premiering Nationwide in Fall of 2012

What would you do if your child were diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder? RARE, a feature film four years in the making, is premiering nationwide on public television stations. Check your local listings and read more about the film HERE.

In the Bay Area, RARE premieres on KQED 9 on Sunday, October 7th at 6:00pm. Check additional broadcast times HERE.

RARE will be screening at the Roxie Theater on November 1st as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. More information HERE.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

San Francisco Documentary Summit 2012

Andrew Gersh is an invited panelist at the San Francisco Documentary Summit, to be held July 28-29 at San Francisco State University.

Join fellow documentary filmmakers for a two-day event held at San Francisco State University’s Coppola Theater. Each day details cutting edge and contemporary documentary filmmaking techniques, strategies and success stories, from conception through to completion. The program features panels on storytelling from the point of view of commissioning editors, producers, and directors, cinematography, editing, grants, crowd funding, social media, distribution, and rights issues, with an emphasis on emerging trends in the industry.

Sundance Announces 2011 Documentary Edit and Story Lab Fellows

Sundance Institute today announced the selection of 18 Documentary Film Fellows representing nine film projects to participate in the eighth Documentary Edit and Story Lab (June 24 – July 2) and ninth Composers + Documentary Lab (July 6-12) at Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) provides a  global resource for contemporary independent documentary film, including  the Sundance Documentary Fund, Labs/Workshops and other support opportunities. The DFP advances innovative nonfiction storytelling about a broad range of contemporary social issues, and promotes the exhibition of documentary films to audiences.

Lab Fellows are invited from a pool of 40-60 active DFP-supported projects. Built upon the Sundance Institute Lab model launched in 1981 by Robert Redford, Fellows participate in an intensive, residential retreat focused on creative support around issues of story and structure. Renowned film professionals join with Institute staff as Creative Advisors to the Fellows and their projects.

Andrew Gersh is a 2011 Documentary Film Fellow as editor on the film The Revolutionary Optimists.