Isabel Freeman has been working in documentary film since 2005. She was an associate editor on Edet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky, which won the Editing Award at Sundance 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 on ESPN’s digital campaign for the World Cup, which won the Sports Emmy and the Sports CLIO in 2015. Her editing work on The Nest, starring Vicky McClure, screened at London Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere. She edited Valley of a Thousand Hills, which was selected for San Francisco International Film Festival, where it won a Golden Gate Award.
Isabel directed the documentary short Nights of Glory about a queer pub in London, which played at BFI Flare Festival, the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. She also co-directed two short films with Jamie Brisick—Rhymes With Shove and The Interrogation of Kim Gordon.
In her three years serving as Head of Production for London-based company Huck, Isabel produced over 25 short films. She represented Huck at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 as part of the Doc/Dispatch initiative alongside four other commissioners from The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Field of Vision, and The New York Times.