Director Dave Laven Executive Producer Dave Laven Producer Abazar Khayami Cinematographer Mack Fisher Editor Rebecca Adorno Production Design Matt Sokoler VFX Perry Kroll Color Sam Gursky (Irving Harvey)
Official trailer for feature length documentary Homeroom
Feature length documentary that follows Oakland High School’s class of 2020 as it confronts an unprecedented year. Anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to uncertainty springing from a rapidly developing pandemic. Efforts to eliminate the school district’s police force unfold against the backdrop of growing nationwide demands for systemic change. Emmy Award–winning director/cinematographer Peter Nicks (winner of the Directing Award: U.S. Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival) captures the resilient and defiant energy of this senior class in his final chapter in a trilogy of films examining the relationship between health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland.
Homeroom immerses us in the lives of students trying to make the most of their final year in high school amidst a procession of blows. Nicks’s trusted, attentive camera and overall vérité approach trace these emotional journeys in real time, while self-recorded social media videos root us in the students’ authentic perspectives. The result is a revealing, outspoken coming-of-age story that taps into the collective experience of a nation in transition calling out for change.
Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2021 Nominated for U.S Grand Jury Prize. Winner of the Inaugural Jonathan Openheimm Editing Award.
As a young aspiring chef in Mexico, Iván works at a restaurant, hoping to land a spot in the kitchen while supporting the mother of his child. One night he meets Gerardo, a handsome teacher who, unlike Iván, is out as a gay man. Their chemistry is instant. The discovery of their romance, however, causes conflict, and he is told he can no longer see his son. In despair, Iván makes the arduous decision to cross the border to advance his culinary career, promising his son and newfound love he will return.
Written and Directed Heidi Ewing Edited by Enat Sidi Additional Editing by Rebecca Adorno
Official trailer for feature length documentary Moments Like This Never Last
Dash Snow rejected a life of privilege to make his own way as an artist on the streets of downtown New York City in the late 1990s. Developing from a notorious graffiti tagger into an international art star, he documented his drug- and alcohol-fueled nights with the surrogate family he formed with friends and fellow artists Ryan McGinley and Dan Colen before his death by heroin overdose in 2009. The film draws from Snow’s body of work and Cheryl Dunn’s own archival footage, to create a portrait that captures his all-too-brief life of reckless excess and creativity.
Directed by photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn Edited by Rebecca Adorno and Cheryl Dunn Score by Brian DeGraw
Concept Buscabulla Director Claudia Calderón Pacheco Producer Ariel Annexy Labault Director of Photography Santiago “Chago” Benet Editing Rebeca Adorno Production DesignBuscabulla Art Director Rayza Sánchez Float ConstructionJorge “Pito” Cabrera Color Correction Su-Jeng Sang Hair and MakeUp Nicole Leaño Seamstresses Carmen de Ponce, Ana Bonhome & Daniela Fabrizi Dancers Claroscuro – Ralphie Rivera, Gabriela Dueñas and Fernando Ramos
Directed by Milena Pérez Joglar Concept Milena Pérez Joglar, iLe, Gabriel Cabra & Ismael Cancel Produced byAdiela Marie DoP Santiago Chago Benet Editor Rebeca Adorno Production House La Tara Color Correction Dyad Wardrobe Daniela Fabrizi & Yasiri Castro Line Producer Raysa Sánchez HMU Marta Ezal Colón
Band Isla Invisible Song Pillow Directed by Juanchi González Concept and Edited by Rebecca Adorno & Juanchi González Director of Photography Eduardo Mariota Production Company Artok Produced by Lula Lastra, Johnny Balsa Sound Mix Julian Brau Set Dressing Natalia Martínez, Oscar González, Rebecca Adorno HMUA Omayra Luchie, Melanie Rodríguez, Nicole Rodríguez Wardrobe Karla Sanchez Location Estrella Pérez
Dirección René Pérez Joglar Fotografía Santiago “Chago” Benet Mari Productora Adiela Marie Coordinadora de Producción Ariagny Martínez Edición Rebecca Adorno Efectos Visuales El Ranchito Colorización Bryan Smaller – Company 3
Dirección René Pérez Joglar Fotografía Santiago “Chago” Benet Mari Productora Adiela Marie Coordinadora de Producción Ariagny Martínez EdiciónRebecca Adorno EfectosVisuales El Ranchito Colorización Bryan Smaller – Company 3 Casas Productoras La Tara (Puerto Rico), Deseif (Madrid, Spain) & Clandestino (Beirut, Lebanon)
Fighting ISIS, Vice HBO Special (Aired January 31st, 2016)
Feature Length documentary on the current state of Iraq and the fight against ISIS.
Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program – 2016
This is the teaser for the full length documentary:
Editor – (October 2015 – December 2015)
Countdown to Zero, HBO VICE Special (Aired December 01st, 2015)
Feature length Documentary film on the current state of HIV
This is the teaser for the full length documentary:
Additional Editor – (March 2015)
Cold War 2.0, HBO VICE Special (Aired June 2015)
Feature length Documentary on the current state of US / Russia relations
Editor – (January 2015 – May 2015)
VICE Season 03, HBO Series
Documentary short directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Edited by Rebecca Adorno
THE WORLD IS AS BIG OR AS SMALL AS YOU MAKE IT is a documentary short that explores an innovative program where local kids ages 12-15 gather at a neighborhood rec center in North Philadelphia and use their phones and iPads to forge friendships with their peers across the world. For children who have often never left their hometown, these exchanges prove to be both touching and surprising, giving them exposure to new corners of planet Earth. Tools that have been used only for texting friends, taking selfies and making social plans become a witness to the great (and sometimes unfulfilled) potential that exists in their own back yards.