HAIL SATAN? - the movie that NYT named a CRITICS PICK is currently 96% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes and in theatrical release. Jad Abumrad (RADIO LAB) encourages you to see it while Alex Jones (INFO WARS) calls it a “Soul-Sucking Masterwork Of Evil”. See for yourself! Tickets and showtimes - HERE.
Earlier this month Aaron served on the jury for the LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund which awarded nearly $200,000 in grant funding to a variety of exceptional documentary films in the production and post production phases.
Aaron was invited to be a Creative Advisor at Sundance’s New Frontier Story Lab from May 16th-21st. With an emphasis on story, this Lab supports artists who are developing interactive, immersive, or experimental projects that aim to create rich and resonant experiences for audiences.
Aaron and Jeff Malmberg were nominated for a ACE EDDIE Award for their work on the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. This was Aaron’s second nomination in ACE’s Best Documentary Feature Category. The dynamic duo of Aaron and Jeff were also nominated for Best Editing at the CinemaEye Honors, and won Best Editing at the Critics Choice Awards.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? capped off the awards season by winning Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards and being named Best Documentary of the year on Rotten Tomatoes. Consequently when the film was shortlisted for the Academy Award but not nominated, it was named the biggest Oscar Snub of 2019.
HAIL SATAN? had its World Premiere in the US Documentary Competition category at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this film, Aaron also provided Additional Editing to another Sundance premiere - AMERICAN FACTORY, which was edited by the one and only Lindsay Utz. HAIL SATAN? was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and AMERICAN FACTORY was acquired by Netflix in association with Higher Ground Productions, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company.
They'll Love me When I'm Dead... was in Cannes (!!!) and then not in Cannes due to an international row between Netflix and Cannes over nothing less than the future of cinema. Perhaps it's an unsurprising development given the previously unfinished film's mythical curse which has kept Orson Welles' film from audiences since the end of principal photography in 1975. Nevertheless, the documentary (which Aaron Co-Edited with Jason Zeldes for Morgan Neville) has turned out beautifully.... and (drumroll) we premiered the film simultaneously over Labor Day at both the Venice Film Festival and Telluride. Next stop... it's the opening night film at Camden, followed by New York Film Festival and a few others that have yet to announce. Stay tuned for more details.
Generation Wealth, a multi-platform project that Lauren Greenfield (dir. Queen of Versailles, Magic City) has been working on since 2008, is now in wide release as a museum exhibition, photographic monograph, and documentary feature. Aaron Co-Edited the film with Michelle Witten (Author), Victor Livingston (Crumb), and Daniel Marks. It is now available for pre-order here.
Documentary Editing: Principles & Practice, a book that Aaron was interviewed for (along with the brilliant editors Kate Amend, Geoffrey Richman, and Mary Lampson) is now available.