Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond


AndrewGersh_cpAndrew Gersh is a documentary film and video editor based in Berkeley, California. His work has appeared on PBS, ABC, MSNBC, National Geographic, Discovery, Turner Broadcasting, the BBC and Channel 4, UK and in theaters worldwide. He is a Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab Fellow.

He began his editing career on staff at WGBH in Boston, working on many groundbreaking series for PBS, including NOVA, FRONTLINE and the ten-hour WGBH/BBC co-production on the history of ROCK & ROLL.

His latest feature documentaries include REAL BOY, for which he was awarded the Karen Schmeer Excellence in Documentary Editing Award at the 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston 2016), and the James Lyons Editing Award For Documentary Feature at the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival, following a world premiere at The British Film Institute’s FLARE Festival 2016 in London.

SPARK: A Burning Man Story, premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, was an official selection to both Seattle International and Ashland Independent film festivals, and was the opening-night film of the 2013 San Francisco DocFest.

The Revolutionary Optimists was awarded the Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens, followed by ITVS Community Cinema screenings and a national theatrical release. The film was also nominated for a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® Award.

Other recent work includes Ask Not (San Francisco International Film Festival, MoMA NY, PBS’ Independent Lens),  National Geographic EXPLORER: Inside Guantanamo (Emmy® nomination for Best Documentary, 2010) and Ready, Set, Bag! (Los Angeles International Film Festival).

He continues to edit on a freelance basis throughout the San Francisco Bay area, and is also available for story consultation.