Festival Year: 2017

Brian Newell

Roles: Editor

Brian Newell is an editor, writer and producer in the Washington DC Area, working primarily in the broadcast TV industry.

Brian grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC, where he nurtured an unhealthy love of film, working summers at Blockbuster Video and taking film classes at The Potomac School and Connecticut College.

He graduated with a BA in Film Studies from Connecticut College in 2005 and jumped into the world of documentary television post-production shortly thereafter. Around 2010 he started editing for television full time. After making the rounds as a freelancer editing shows for History, Discovery, Travel Channel, PBS, and others, he joined the National Geographic Pristine Seas team as an editor and producer, where he has worked for the past two years writing and editing documentary films and shorts about ocean conservation.

In his free time he has also edited a couple of award-winning fiction films, Ad Noctum (2011) and A Wheel Out of Kilter (2015). He dabbles in screenwriting as well.



Festival Year: 2017


Pristine Seas: Wild Galapagos

(US, 2016, 47min)