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Joe Fenstermaker, is a documentary film editor with twelve years of experience in the film industry creating films for Netflix, HBO, Apple TV+, PBS, and CNN. After graduating from Hampshire College, Joe began his career in New York City working as an assistant editor on numerous award winning feature length documentary films and TV series. He has helped send four films to The Sundance Film Festival including two in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As an editor in Los Angeles, Joe premiered Radical Love at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and won a regional Emmy for Finding Home: A Foster Youth Story. Additionally, Joe directs and edits his own documentary films, which have screened in New York City at Anthology Film Archives and The Maysles Institute. Through his work, he seeks to learn, understand, and counteract the position of cis gendered white male privilege he comes from and work to reshape our notions of who we are as a country.
When not editing films, Joe loves going out for Dim Sum which he grew up eating every week in Seattle. Now he delights in being able to walk to an amazing Dim Sum restaurant from his house in Pasadena, California. Between dumplings, Joe loves gardening and building custom woodwork cabinetry for the 1914 Bungalow that he and his wife have been restoring since 2017. Joe is an avid cyclist and misses living in Brooklyn where he could bike to work and ride in Prospect Park on the weekends.