Nora Gully

Nora Gully is a curious and compassionate video editor who specializes in long-form documentary films. She values the opportunity to learn about people's lives and bring their stories to the screen.

Nora was most recently an editor on How to Build a School in Haiti and Unity Dinners, additional editor on Finding Vivian Maier and post production supervisor for Almost There.

She spent five years as Kartemquin Films’ Post Production Associate. Her first credit was on the Emmy-award-winning The Interrupters, first as assistant editor and subsequently as post-production supervisor. She shepherded its popular festival run, its theatrical release, and delivered multiple versions to national and international broadcasters, including PBS Frontline, BBC Storyville, CBC’s The Passionate Eye and Canal Plus.

Nora also devoted herself to Kartemquin's film and video preservation efforts, learning the delicate workflow around archival film masters and reprinting. She secured three consecutive grants from the National Film Preservation Foundation for The Chicago Maternity Center Story, Trick Bag, Now We Live on Clifton, Winnie Wright, Age 11 and Viva La Causa; managed a successful multiyear project to inventory the Kartemquin Archive with support from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; and worked with UCLA Film & Television to restore Hoop Dreams for its 20th anniversary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Nora's knack for organization, story and technical chops make her a sought-after collaborator. She is also a fluent French speaker and is always happy to take on foreign-language projects, having picked up Spanish and a little Arabic, Japanese and Creole along the way.

Nora was previously a video producer/editor for Four Corners Media and the Financial Times, an assistant editor at Ark Media in New York, and a multimedia designer at PBS member station WHYY in Philadelphia. She studied art history and film studies at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.

Films by Nora Gully

Unbroken Glass 2016
Consulting Editor
In the Game 2015
Additional Editor
Hard Earned 2015
Kartemquin Films Staff
Almost There 2014
Post-Production Supervisor, Additional Editing
The Homestretch 2014
technical consultants
Life Itself 2014
Additional Kartemquin Staff
American Arab 2013
Post Production Assistance
As Goes Janesville 2012
Assistant Editor
A Good Man 2011
Assistant Editors, Production Support for Kartemquin Films
The Interrupters 2011
Assistant Editor
Sacred Transformations 2010
Assistant Editor