People

Jeremy Coon (Executive Producer)

Jeremy Coon produced and edited Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures and became one of the most profitable and culturally impactful indie films in history.

Jeremy also produced and edited The Sasquatch Gang, a teen comedy he co-produced with Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, and co-directed and produced the acclaimed feature-length documentary Raiders! which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in June 2016.

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Barry Poltermann (creative director)

Barry is a producer, director, story supervisor and editor, primarily working in documentary. He has edited several acclaimed feature films, including AMERICAN MOVIE (Sundance Grand Prize Winner, 1999), THE POOL (Sundance Jury Prize Winner, 2007), RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE (SXSW, 2015), JIM & ANDY – THE GREAT BEYOND (Venice Biennale, 2017, Emmy nominee) and I AM NOT ALONE (Toronto, 2019 Audience Award for documentary at TIFF, DocNYC & AFI Fest); and was the Story Supervisor on WHIRLYBIRD (Sundance, 2020).

Here are some of Barry’s projects as an editor or Story Supervisor.

 

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Denise McKee (Operations)

Named as one of the top 40 Digital Strategists in the nation by the Online Marketing Institute, Denise is a frequent speaker and author on storytelling and documentary.Her most recent book is “THE ELECTRIC CAMPFIRE: A Marketer’s Guide to Documentary Storytelling.”

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Dan Didier (post-supervisor)

If you’ve ever heard songs by influential indie band The Promise Ring or his current acclaimed band Maritime, you’ve heard Dan’s music — he was a founding member and drummer for both bands.

Dan’s primary role at September Club is as the Post Production Supervisor, which means that he oversees all editorial projects for the company. So if you’ve ever seen any September Club work, you’ve seen Dan’s editing and storytelling magic at work.

Dan recently produced Don’t Break Down, the story of the seminal punk band Jawbreaker.

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Michael Vollmann (editor)

Michael Vollmann is best known for co-editing (with Jeff Gilbert) the 2020 Sundance Grand Prize winning documentary, Boys State for directors Jessie Moss and Amanda McBaine.

His first feature documentary was about the 2014 police shooting of Dontre Hamilton, The Blood is at The Doorstep, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017.

His next feature release was Red, White and Wasted, a HULU original that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.

He is currently editing a documentary music feature for LiveNation.

Michael also co-edited the pilot for The Yes Men: Share the Safety for the VICE Network, directed The 414s for CNN Films, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was the editor on ESPN Films 30-for-30 MECCA: The Floor.

Here is some of Michael’s work.

 

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Matt Prekop (editor)

Matt recently completed work as a lead editor on the 8-part Netflix series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann which premiered in 2019 and in 2020 edited the branded documentary Make/Shift, produced for WP Engine.

In 2018 he co-edited the pilot for The Yes Men: Share the Safety for the VICE Network and was a contributing editor on the feature documentary Plucked, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

He is currently editing The Tape — a documentary on the lost tapes from Super Bowl I with producer Jeremy Coon (“Napoleon Dynamite”, “Raiders!“).

Here is some of Matt’s work.

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Erin Elders (editor)

Erin Elders is a director, writer and editor who studied film / video at Columbia College in Chicago, where he helped found the band Maps & Atlases. The band released two EPs, two full length albums, and toured internationally.

Editing and directing music videos and web content for M&A brought Elders back to the world of filmmaking and he left the band in 2014 to pursue that passion full time.

He recently finished work editing his first feature documentary, Don’t Break Down, the story of the seminal emo-punk band, Jawbreaker.

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sasha Perry (editor)

Sasha Perry (they/them) is a documentary editor with over a decade of experience in TV and film.

Sasha was an editor and producer on the 2020 Netflix documentary, THE ANIMAL PEOPLE and an editor on a number of other recently-released films including I AM NOT ALONE (Toronto International Film Festival, 2019) and the Hulu Original, RED, WHITE, AND WASTED (Tribeca, 2019). Sasha just finished editing ELECTABLE, a feature documentary about Jon Ossoff’s failed 2018 election, in addition to working on a new National Geographic eight-part documentary series called TRAFFICKED.

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Manny Marquez (director)

Manny directed the feature documentary, Psychopath and the acclaimed short documentary, Operation Allie, which premiered at the prestigious Big Sky Film Festival and played festivals across America. He has done an extensive amount of branded documentary work for September Club and is also known for his documentary-inspired music video work. Works in progress for Manny include After the Apocalypse, a documentary following the aftermath of the making of Apocalypse Now, and American Music, a documentary on the seminal punk band The Violent Femmes. Here is some of Manny’s work.

 

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Casey Suchan (director)

Casey Suchan directed Rock The Bells, a Warner Brothers documentary on the final performance of hip-hop artists Wu-Tang Clan. Rock The Bells was a Tribecca Premiere and picked up for distribution by Warner Brothers. Recently Casey directed The Animal People — a feature documentary for Executive Producer Joaquin Phoenix about a precedent setting case brought against the activist organization “Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty USA”, and in 2020 finished work as lead director on Make/Shift — a branded documentary sponsored by WordPress about marketing in the digital age. To see some of Casey’s work, click here.

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Jack Davidson (director)

Jack Davidson has been directing film and video since 1997.

His work in both the commercial and documentary arenas has taken him all over North America and Europe. Specializing in day-in-the-life storytelling of real people, Jack has an eye for the beauty and humor in the unusual and in the everyday.

His non-commercial works include a documentary currently in production on the acclaimed still photographer Art Shay.

Away from the camera Jack spends his precious free time teaching himself piano and Greeenland kayaking, and hanging out with his son Jasper.

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Erik Ljung (director)

Erik Ljung is a Producer and Director of Photography who has directed / produced / shot content and short documentaries for the New York Times, VICE News, Al Jazeera, PBS and the Wall Street Journal. He is a current Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellow, and is currently working on a documentary on the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton in 2014, titled The Blood is at the Doorstep.

 

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