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Film Editor 
 Los Angeles based freelance film editor.
 Documentary film enthusiast.
 Part time horror movie critic.
 Full time crazy cat lady.

I've edited and assistant edited on a variety of independent feature films.  Most recently I worked on the Netflix Original 'Girlfriend's Day', directed by Michael Paul Stephenson.

I spend most of my time in the world of documentaries.  I've edited two documentary features and many more shorts and docu-series pitches.  Find out more about my documentary work here.

Fact: I am pretty obsessed with movie trailers.  I was lucky enough to start my editing career at a company that taught me the ins and outs of trailer editing.  Check out some of my promo work here.


Global Trailer Film Festival 2017

Emerging Artist Award for Best Book Trailer

Hell Camp - Edited by Sammy Smart

Dances With Films Film Festival 2016

Official Selection - When The Bough Breaks 

Edited and Co-Written by Sammy Smart


Promax BDA Award 2016

Nominated for Best Drama 60TV Spot

The Astronaut Wives Club - Edited by Sammy Smart

eLit Book Trailer Award 2014

Winner - Best Book Trailer

Hell Camp - Edited by Sammy Smart


About Me

Film Editor. Writer. Storyteller. 
I started my editing career working at a trailer company, where I learned how to effectively tell a story, sometimes in as little as 15 seconds. After three years there, I decided I wanted to branch out.  I've since gotten to work on a wide variety of projects and collaborate with some truly incredible people.  I've worked on narrative films, documentaries, trailers, sizzle reels, branded content, docu-series, music videos and more.  I've edited content for Netflix, Peacock, Discovery, ABC, Esquire Network, Seventeen Magazine, Comic-Con, Disney, Disney XD, Exxon Mobil, Fortive and the World Wildlife Fund.

When I'm not editing, I enjoy getting away from my computer and getting out into nature, or making misshapen bowls on a pottery wheel.  I also spend a good amount of time giving belly rubs to my two cats.


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