Emily Bender is a documentary producer and editor based in Boise, Idaho. She served as the editor and story consultant for the award-winning Wild Lens film Bluebird Man, and has edited and co-produced several Eyes on Conservation videos.
Emily has over a decade experience providing production support for shows on PBS, HBO and MTV. She has worked as a trip leader in Alaska, a photographer in Seattle, a journalist in Berkeley and wants to spend the rest of her life producing and editing documentary films in the Northwest United States.
Her recent film Half Full received the Best Short Documentary Award at the Portland Women’s Film Festival and the North Gate Award at UC Berkeley. She studied documentary at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. She also studied documentary photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary studies in Portland, Maine.