Jacob Paul Bricca
Marshall Bldg, Room 226
BA, Wesleyan University
MFA, Film Editing – American Film Institute
Jacob Bricca is an award-winning film editor and director whose work has been screened theatrically across the globe. Among the dozen feature films he has edited are the international theatrical hit Lost In La Mancha (IFC Films), the New Yorker Films theatrical release Con Artist (Ovation), two films that have shown on Independent Lens, and the 2016 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner The Bad Kids (Netflix). His directorial credits include Pure, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Indies Under Fire: The Battle for the American Bookstore, won awards at the Newburyport Documentary Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and Finding Tatanka, which premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and is distributed by Passion River Films.
Bricca holds an MFA in Film Editing from the American Film Institute and a BA in Film Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan University. From 2002-2007, he ran the film production program at Wesleyan University’s celebrated Film Studies Department, and then from 2008-2013 developed their documentary studies curriculum. Students from his tenure at Wesleyan include Benh Zeitlin (director of Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ami Boghani, (producer of The Reluctant Fundamentalist) and Jennifer Lame (editor of Frances Ha).
Bricca is currently writing a book titled Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice for Focal Press/Routledge, which is due to be published in late 2017. He is also working to produce Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss’ feature documentary Missing in Brooks County, which is executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker at Fork Films. He currently teaches courses on editing, documentary production, and narrative film post-production.