Susan Munro-Indie Film Editor
"My passion is telling stories...
The long format of features along with the terrifying freedom of an indie film is such a perfect opportunity to challenge your creative balance.
I take the responsibility very seriously of collaborating with directors that often have taken huge risks both creatively and financially to make their film.
My experiences of launching and running a post production company combined with producing commercials for brands, allows me to bring various solutions to collaborate with the director to find best version of the story."
Here are a collection of indie films edited by Susan Munro
"I’ve know Susan for nearly 20 years, having the great pleasure to work with her on various occasions. during that time. We worked together on Love 99, Veronica Brady’s documentary about the LA theatre scene.
As usual, Susan brought her A-Game everyday. Here’s what you get when you work with Susan: creativity of the highest caliber, a collaborative story-teller who puts the integrity of the project above everything else, a full-fledged edit shop from offline through final mix and color, a tireless partner, and a superb final cut.... She rocks."
Eamon Harrington, planet grande pictures
FEATURING DB WOODSIDE (24, LUCIFER, )
In The Eyes
Directed by Christopher Kubasik
Featuring Kevin Sorbo
Left motherless by tragedy and fatherless by abandonment, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is under enormous pressure to support his young twin sisters. At home, he has no one to turn to. At work, he struggles to earn enough money to make ends meet. And at school, he endures the daily bullying from members of the football team.
"Working with Susan has completely changed my view of the director-editor relationship. She's the ultimate collaborator, has excellent communication skills and truly understands storytelling. I constantly refer her to my filmmaking friends and look forward to the next project that we can work together on."
Nick Sivakumaran, Director, "first"
In The Eyes
"Working with Susan Munro and Hybrid Edit is always a dream.The experience is never one of hiring on contract help but of a team as invested in the project as I am. I can’t think of praise more vital than that."
Christopher Kubasik, Director/Writer, "In The Eyes"
A Place to Live
"Susan is the first person I share ideas with and the individual I most rely upon throughout the production and post-production process. She is an extremely focused, incredibly creative and very meticulous editor who truly understands storytelling. We produced two documentaries, most notably the award-winning film, "A Place to Live," the story of seven marginalized gay seniors in search of affordable housing in Los Angeles, which toured the international festival circuit and aired on PBS.
I am not exaggerating when I say I could not have made the movie without her support. She is a highly-revered business professional who is entirely dedicated to her work, her family and her friends. I am eager to have the opportunity to work with her again."
Carolyn Coal, Director/Writer, "A Place to Live"
The Debt Collector
"I feel incredibly lucky to have had Susan's keen insight and unique sensibilities on The Debt Collector.
After handing off our raw footage to Susan, every expectation I had in terms of what was possible for my film was blown out of the water by her creativity and out of the box thinking in the edit bay.
She was a true joy to collaborate with and gave our film the little bit of magic it needed to make an impact on the festival circuit and beyond."
Rich Ceraulo - Director "The Debt Collector:"
The Debt Collector was an official selection of the Academy Award qualifying Cinequest Film Festival and New Filmmakers LA.
THE DEBT COLLECTOR IS A SHORT FILM ABOUT A LONELY OUTCAST WHO DISCOVERS HIS ELDERLY NEIGHBOR DEAD ON THE EVE OF THEIR FIRST DINNER TOGETHER. MINUTES BECOME HOURS, AND HOURS BECOME DAYS AS HE IMMERSES HIMSELF INTO HER LIFE HISTORY THROUGH NUMEROUS PHOTOS, RECORDS, AND HOME MOVIES. AS NATURE BEGINS TO TAKE ITS INEVITABLE COURSE, HE MUST COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT HIS FIRST REAL FRIENDSHIP MIGHT NOT LAST FOREVER.
Short Films-Branded Content
nominated for two AICE Editing Awards 2018: Docu-Style & Digital Content-Over :90
"Susan Munro is a natural storyteller who brings a lot of craft to her work. She has a unique ability to navigate large amounts of documentary footage to find authentic moments and quickly identify the heart of a story. She is also collaborative, patient and a joy to work with."
Daniele Anastasion, Director, "Girl power"
Additional Indie Film Excerpts
Susan Munro has a prolific twenty (20) year career working in the sectors of creative production and post-production for advertising and independent film, after igniting her career at the legendary Red Car editorial house. There she worked with the top directors in TV commercials and transformed into one of its strongest editors.
Now an award-winning picture editor of commercials, documentaries and narrative films, her concentrated background and experience have provided her with expertise as the producer on many of her clients’ projects as well. Awards include top tier competitions such as; AICE, AICP, Super Bowl Ad Meter, Outfest Film Festival, Q Film Festival and Sonoma Film Festival.
A graduate of Fine Arts in Film and Television, the mother of two children, and the Founding President of Hybrid Collective, Susan brings her rich experience, multiple points of view, and seasoned leadership to all the creative projects she helms.
As President of Hybrid Collective, Susan built a unique commercial advertising and branded content studio featuring an eclectic team of filmmakers, ad creatives, editors, artists, comedians, musicians, athletes and a few super genius geeks. Seeded in the philosophy of inspiring diverse perspectives and experiences to create rich stories for brands that engage, inform, delight and inspire, Hybrid includes amongst its clients Doritos, AT&T, Lexus, Lions Gate, DreamWorks, UPS, Honda and Wells Fargo,
Susan’s passion is all about creating a collaborative environment to enhance the STORY, whether it be brand or film narrative.