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Robert Dalva : Director / Editor

Robert Dalva grew up in New York City then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969 to work at Francis Coppola's newly formed American Zoetrope. In 1978 Dalva edited The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for editing. In 1983 he directed the sequel, The Black Stallion Returns. He went on to edit Latino directed by Haskel Wexler (1985) and Voyage from Antiquity (1986) for NOVA, winner of a Gold "Hugo" at the Chicago Film Festival. In 1988, he edited Brian Di Palma's Raising Cain with Paul Hirsch and Bonnie Koehler.

In 1995, Robert edited Jumanji directed by Joe Johnston. He edited two PBS documentaries in 1997 for the series Cadillac Desert directed by Jon Else. Robert also edited Conceiving Ada, a low-budget feature directed Lynn Hershman. In 1999, he edited October Sky, another feature directed by Joe Johnston, In 2001, he edited Jurassic Park III again with Johnston at the helm.

During the second season of Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, Robert became the main second unit director of photography. For the fifth season (1999-2000), Robert was the director of photography for 24 shows.

Robert edited Hidalgo in December of 2003, again directed by Johnston. In 2005, he edited The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio directed by Jane Anderson. He cut Touching Home in 2007, a low-budget feature film directed by Logan and Noah Miller.

Dalva directed an episode of Star Wars: Clone Wars for Lucas Animation called "The Deserter" it aired on New Year’s Day, 2010. Dalva re-edited The River Why in 2009 and in 2011, he edited Captain America, The First Avenger, with Jeff Ford, directed by Joe Johnston. In 2012 he edited Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and Sweetwater, directed by Logan and Noah Miller.

Both films played at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

Dalva married Marcia Smith in 1964. Marcia received a MFA from Otis Art Institute. They live in Marin County, California. They have four adult children.

Ben Galland

Ben Galland brings a broad range of experience in editing, music, and camera work to his corporate films, music videos and documentary work. His rock climbing expertise added insight and creativity to the editing of Vertical Frontier. In addition, he is currently producing, directing and editing the documentary Skating Through the Ashes, about the pool skateboarding boom which followed the Oakland hills fire in California.

Susan Utell

Susan's work encompasses documentaries, commercials, broadcast and corporate films. She is fluent in both Avid and Final Cut Pro. Susan is primarily a storyteller, and is equally at ease cutting a thirty-second spot or a feature length documentary.

Susan began her career at One Pass Film & Video in San Francisco. There she worked with agencies including J. Water Thompson, McCann-Erickson, Foot Cone & Belding, Hal Riney & Associates, Goodby Silverstein, and Goldberg Moser O'Neill.

In documentaries, Susan has edited projects for National Geographic, Smithsonian, PBS, Disney, Travel, Discovery and the History Channel, as well as several independent documentaries on subjects ranging from health issues to the environment. For the Merce Cunningham Foundation, she edited dance performances that are part of the permanent archives at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Susan has edited commercials and marketing films for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Adobe, Visa and Sony. She edited the award-winning infomercial "Personal Power II" starring Tony Robbins. More recently, Susan has edited projects for Lucasfilm, Organic, and Young & Rubicam.

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