Jessica Schilling is a freelance documentary editor based in Los Angeles, California. She brings a strong sense of storytelling to her work, and seeks out character-driven projects as well as those that focus on political, social, and cultural narratives. Finessing challenging coverage into seamless and smooth scene work is her editing super-power. Recent projects include the critically-acclaimed Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love for MasterClass and Amazon in 2022, and the documentary series Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics for All3 Media and Youtube Originals, which was nominated for an Emmy and Critics Choice Award and won the PGA award for Outstanding Sports Program in 2021.
Wherever you are at in the process of your project, and whether you are creating a feature documentary, unscripted or web series, or short form documentary branded content, Jessica can bring your message and subjects to life through impactful editing and motivated storytelling. In addition to her experience and skills as an editor, Jessica is available for post-production consulting and story producing. Jessica is a member of the International Documentary Association, the Alliance of Documentary Editors, the Motion Picture Editors Guild union, and a special member of American Cinema Editors.