ShootersNYC has signed editor Debbie McMurtrey to its roster, which also includes editors Anthony Marinelli, Dave Bradley and Mark Hutchinson.
“Debbie is an incredible editor, who has worked on commercials, as well as long-form projects for some time,” said Ray Carballada, ShootersINC president/CEO. “She epitomizes the kind of talent we are looking to add to Shooters.”
McMurtrey launched her editing career at Crew Cuts in 1999. In 2002, she was a finalist in the First Boards Awards, which honors new editing talent from around the globe. From there, her career rocketed forward as she worked at Nomad, Cutting Room and Red Car. She has cut spots, TV shows, campaigns and even SNL parodys for clients including the NFL, Google Creative Labs, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Comcast, the US Olympic Committee, and Gillette.
McMurtrey has worked with such ad agencies as BBDO, The Martin Agency and Droga5. McMurtrey recently collaborated with director/producer Greg Kohs on his new feature documentary, The Great Alone, about the four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. McMurtrey just completed around-the-clock work on the documentary, due out this year in the festival circuit.
”I had always been a fan of Shooters,” said McMurtrey. “When they opened their office here in New York, I watched them carefully and was happy to meet and talk to Jeff Beckerman [managing director/executive producer] last year. When it turned out that Greg was editing his documentary here at Shooters, and he wanted me for the project, all the stars sort of lined up for us all to collaborate. I couldn’t be happier being part of the team here at Shooters, which has so much to offer in terms of creative talent.”
”Debbie is a very thoughtful storyteller,” said Kohs. “She has an incredible amount of energy, and outlasts everyone in the edit room. She always has an intimate knowledge of the footage she is working with and has a real eye for putting a story together.”