Ileana Pietrobruno is an editor with extensive experience in feature-length documentaries and dramas. She has cut films for the National Film Board of Canada (This Land, River of Life, Between The Laughter, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, In Other Words, Pocket Desert, Sticks And Stones, Surviving Death) and has also edited for producers such as Jayme Pfahl, Prem Gill, Evan Adams, Desiree Lim and Shan Tam. These films have won awards and screened at hundreds of festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Pietrobruno’s editing credits include a range of styles: cinéma vérité, direct cinema, docudrama, personal narrative, cinematic essay, animated documentary, educational, promotional, mockumentary, comedy, adventure and horror. She believes that an editor’s greatest asset is the ability to listen to the material; to utilize the grammar of film as a platform that allows the film to speak for itself. Her editing work has been described as seamless, innovative, humourous, intelligent and provocative.