Consulting Editor David Zieff:
David Zieff has been crafting documentaries, feature films and television for three decades, working in music, comedy and sociopolitical arenas, occasionally at the same time. Zieff recently directed and edited McConkey, a documentary about the legendary extreme-skier Shane McConkey which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also edited the Tribeca-opening, Time Is Illmatic, about rap icon NAS' landmark debut album, and Alive Inside, an exploration of music and memory that won the 2014 Sundance Audience Award. He edited and produced the critically-acclaimed Paul Williams Still Alive, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, as well Sundance nominees Crazy Love, winner of Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards, Happy Valley, Amir Bar-Lev's exploration of the Penn State scandal, and ESPN’s Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks. He was also a creative consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, won a coveted Peabody Award for the documentary mini-series Black Magic and was supervising editor of the multiple-award-winning Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, shaping over 1,600 hours of footage into one of the most celebrated music films of all time. He recently served as a creative advisor in the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Edit & Story Lab and is currently teaching at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.