Jim Isler has been editing and producing award winning television and film since 2001.
Jim has cut everything from IMAX films, to commercials for JetBlue, to trailers for Tribeca Film Festival winning films, to Emmy winning feature documentaries and TV programs, to Netflix original scripted kids shows, to theatrically released narrative features films. Most recently he was a producer and editor on an untitled documentary project with Amy Schumer. Jim edited Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney’s series Why We Hate (Fall 2019) In 2017 he edited the narrative feature Becks, which won the U.S. Fiction Award at the LA Film Festival. The dramatic feature Claire in Motion, starring Betsy Brandt, premiered at SXSW in 2016 and was distributed in theaters in the US and Canada in 2017. He won a 2015 Emmy for editing the feature documentary 24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine. Jim directed and produced the documentary Two’s A Crowd, which played at Hot Docs and won Best Short at the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival. His editing work for PBS Nature has earned him two Emmy nominations and a win for the 2012 Best Nature Program An Original DUCKumentary narrated by Paul Giamatti. He was the series editor for the scripted narrative web series Floaters, which won a 2008 Emmy for Advanced Media.
Jim lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles