Isabel Freeman has been working in documentary film since 2005. She was an Associate Editor on Academy Award-nominated director Edet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky, which won the Editing Award at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. She produced and edited the feature-length documentary Stephanie in the Water, which premiered at Hamptons International Film Festival, and edited Jesse Cain’s Slow Burn, which premiered at New York Film Festival. While at Picture Farm in Brooklyn, Isabel worked on a documentary series for Major League Soccer and ESPN’s digital campaign for the World Cup, which won the Sports Emmy and the Sports CLIO in 2015.
Most recently, Isabel directed Nights of Glory, a documentary short about a queer pub in London. She edited the The Nest, starring Vicky McClure, which screened at London Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere, and Valley of a Thousand Hills, which was selected for the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival where it won a Golden Gate Award. She also co-directed two short films with Jamie Brisick—Rhymes With Shove and The Interrogation of Kim Gordon.
For the past three years, Isabel has been based in London, working at Huck as Head of Production. She will represent Huck at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year as part of the new initiative Doc/Dispatch, alongside four other commissioners from The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Field of Vision, and The New York Times. Isabel currently works between London and New York.
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