I'm a documentary filmmaker, and recently edited a New York Times Opinion video about a lack of PPE for healthcare workers, a video about a lack of paid sick leave at McDonald's for its franchise workers, and a story about grief during the coronavirus. I also edited a story about content moderation in war zones, and another about gun violence. I was a senior staff editor with The New York Times video desk from 2015 - 2017 where I focused on editing their cooking guides. The Essentials of French Cooking guide I edited won a James Beard award. While working as a video journalist in Ferguson, Missouri I made the short film one nation. In Detroit I documented protestors outside the Dearborn Heights police station following the murder of Renisha McBride.
I co-edited A Girl Named C, a feature documentary directed by Emily Kassie. The film premiered at the 2018 Austin Film Festival. Additional feature credits include treasure (cinematographer / director: dream hampton / Los Angeles Film Festival 2015); Exit 117 (associate producer / director: Kevin McMullin)
Born and raised in Philadelphia, I have a BFA in filmmaking from New York University where I concentrated on film, photography, and human rights. I was an intern at HZ Films (Public Record) where I cut a music video for Efterklang. After NYU, I co-founded, produced, and directed the first three seasons of Brothers Green, a cooking show based in Brooklyn. A huge fan and supporter of The Bronx Documentary Center, I'm inspired by their mission in teaching and encouraging students to learn about image making.
You can email me at: adam [dot] saewitz [at] gmail [dot] com.