Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Kristen Nutile

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Kristen Nutile is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in New York City. Her work intersects with the experimental and has screened in festivals and museums such as Sundance, Tribeca, Marfa, Walker Art Center, MoMA, and National Gallery of Art. Her work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation and New York State Council for the Arts. In 2017 she was a Sundance Edit and Story Lab fellow. In 2006, she collaborated with Albert Maysles and Tanja Meding on The Pleasure of Stillness, a documentary on dancer and choreographer, Sally Gross. As a MacDowell Fellow, Kristen collaborated with JP Olsen to complete the editing of Stan, an evocative documentary based on audio recordings of a now-deceased heroin addict who began using opioids as a teen in the 1940s. They also began work on a series of new projects, including a visual study of public statues and a short history of the transatlantic communications cable.

Kristen holds master’s degrees in biology from San Francisco State University and documentary film and video from Stanford University. She currently teaches filmmaking and editing at New York Film Academy.



Kristen Nutile worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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