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EDGELINE FILMS

Edgeline Films produces award-winning film and television, focusing on prestige non-fiction.

Our docuseries COUPLES THERAPY — now in its second season on Showtime — has been heralded by critics as “… a secret TV treasure trove, a tiny, perfect piece of docuseries storytelling” and “…as rich a snapshot of human behavior as you are going to find.”

Our feature film, THE FIGHT, won the 2020 Sundance Jury Prize for Social Impact Filmmaking, and is now streaming on HULU.

Our flagship feature film, WEINER, won the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and was short-listed for the Academy Award.

WHO WE ARE

EDGELINE IS ELYSE STEINBERG, JOSH KRIEGMAN, ELI DESPRES, KIM ROBERTS, SEAN MCGING, DELANEY LYNCH, MAYA SEIDLER

Edgeline Films is the team behind the acclaimed Showtime series COUPLES THERAPY, featured on over a dozen critics’ top ten lists for 2019. They also made feature documentaries THE FIGHT (Special Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2020) and WEINER (Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2016 and shortlisted for the Academy Awards).

Elyse Steinberg

Director/Executive Producer

Elyse was named one of Variety’s 2016 “Top Ten Documakers to Watch.” She created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT, THE TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN (PBS), and WEINER, for which she was a DGA award nominee. Elyse also directed and produced for PBS’s investigative news show NEED TO KNOW.

Kim Roberts, ACE

Editor/Director

Kim is an Emmy-winning editor and director of documentaries. She edited Season One of COUPLES THERAPY, and returned to direct Season Two. Her other work includes THE FIGHT, THE SILENCE OF OTHERS, UNREST, THE HUNTING GROUND, COMMAND AND CONTROL, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, FOOD INC., and INEQUALITY FOR ALL. Kim is a six-time Emmy nominee, winning for AUTISM THE MUSICAL. She won the 2017 Sundance Documentary Editing prize for Unrest. Kim is an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Delaney Lynch

Editor

Delaney edited COUPLES THERAPY Season 2. She started at Edgeline as associate editor on Season 1 of COUPLES THERAPY and assistant editor on THE FIGHT. In 2017, she served as associate editor on SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD and in 2016 on UNREST (Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing). Previously, she was assistant editor for branded content on FX Network.

Josh Kriegman

Director/Executive Producer

Josh created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT and WEINER, for which he was nominated for a DGA award and named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Documakers to Watch.” In a previous life, Josh was a political consultant and campaign advisor.

Maya Seidler

Producer

Maya produced COUPLES THERAPY Season 2 and THE FIGHT. Previously, she co-produced Amazon Studios’ CITY OF GHOSTS (nominated for a British Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy, winner of IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award) as well as the ESPN 30 for 30 short THE THIRD MAN and the New York Times Op-Doc BOMBS WILL NOT DEFEAT ISIS (BUT MAYBE THE INTERNET WILL).

Eli Despres, ACE

Editor/Director/Executive Producer

Eli created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT and edited WEINER, His other writing and editing credits include BLACKFISH (BAFTA nominee), RED ARMY (Cannes), THEY CALL US MONSTERS, EXPOSÉ, CITY LAX, and the fiction feature WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FOR GIRLS, which he also directed. Eli was nominated for the American Cinema Editors' Documentary award in 2014 and 2017.

Sean McGing

Co-Producer/Cinematographer

Sean was co-producer and cinematographer for THE FIGHT. Previously he was co-producer, assistant editor, and additional cinematographer for WEINER. He co-directed, shot, and edited award-winning short docs, DO NOT DUPLICATE, HALF SOUR and TRASHING HISTORY. He also served as co-producer and cinematographer on the documentary, BEYOND BROKEN. His other credits include documentaries for PBS and HBO.

WHO WE ARE

EDGELINE IS ELYSE STEINBERG, JOSH KRIEGMAN, ELI DESPRES, KIM ROBERTS, SEAN MCGING, DELANEY LYNCH, MAYA SEIDLER

Edgeline Films is the team behind the acclaimed Showtime series COUPLES THERAPY, featured on over a dozen critics’ top ten lists for 2019. They also made feature documentaries THE FIGHT (Special Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2020) and WEINER (Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2016 and shortlisted for the Academy Awards).

Elyse Steinberg

Elyse Steinberg

Director/Executive Producer

Elyse was named one of Variety’s 2016 “Top Ten Documakers to Watch.” She created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT, THE TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN (PBS), and WEINER, for which she was a DGA award nominee. Elyse also directed and produced for PBS’s investigative news show NEED TO KNOW.

Josh Kriegman

Josh Kriegman

Director/Executive Producer

Josh created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT and WEINER, for which he was nominated for a DGA award and named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Documakers to Watch.” In a previous life, Josh was a political consultant and campaign advisor.

Eli Despres, ACE

Eli Despres, ACE

Editor/Director/Executive Producer

Eli created, produced, and directed COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT and edited WEINER, His other writing and editing credits include BLACKFISH (BAFTA nominee), RED ARMY (Cannes), THEY CALL US MONSTERS, EXPOSÉ, CITY LAX, and the fiction feature WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FOR GIRLS, which he also directed. Eli was nominated for the American Cinema Editors' Documentary award in 2014 and 2017.

Kim Roberts, ACE

Kim Roberts, ACE

Editor/Director

Kim is an Emmy-winning editor and director of documentaries. She edited Season One of COUPLES THERAPY, and returned to direct Season Two. Her other work includes THE FIGHT, THE SILENCE OF OTHERS, UNREST, THE HUNTING GROUND, COMMAND AND CONTROL, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, FOOD INC., and INEQUALITY FOR ALL. Kim is a six-time Emmy nominee, winning for AUTISM THE MUSICAL. She won the 2017 Sundance Documentary Editing prize for Unrest. Kim is an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Maya Seidler

Maya Seidler

Producer

Maya produced COUPLES THERAPY Season 2 and THE FIGHT. Previously, she co-produced Amazon Studios’ CITY OF GHOSTS (nominated for a British Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy, winner of IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award) as well as the ESPN 30 for 30 short THE THIRD MAN and the New York Times Op-Doc BOMBS WILL NOT DEFEAT ISIS (BUT MAYBE THE INTERNET WILL).

Sean McGing

Sean McGing

Co-Producer/Cinematographer

Sean was co-producer and cinematographer for THE FIGHT. Previously he was co-producer, assistant editor, and additional cinematographer for WEINER. He co-directed, shot, and edited award-winning short docs, DO NOT DUPLICATE, HALF SOUR and TRASHING HISTORY. He also served as co-producer and cinematographer on the documentary, BEYOND BROKEN. His other credits include documentaries for PBS and HBO.

Delaney Lynch

Delaney Lynch

Editor

Delaney edited COUPLES THERAPY Season 2. She started at Edgeline as associate editor on Season 1 of COUPLES THERAPY and assistant editor on THE FIGHT. In 2017, she served as associate editor on SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD and in 2016 on UNREST (Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing). Previously, she was assistant editor for branded content on FX Network.

Couples Therapy

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres
Executive Producers & Directors

“The power here is the reality of it all, the rawness and ridiculousness of the human condition … it’s one of the most intense, complex moments I’ve ever seen on TV … ” – New York Times

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The Fight

Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres / Directors & Producers

“You’ll cheer and cry.” – Variety

Weiner

Josh Kriegman, Director & Producer & Cinematographer | Elyse Steinberg, Director & Producer | Eli Despres, Editor & Writer

“MESMERIZING . . . the best documentary about a political campaign ever made.” – Indiewire

Blackfish

Eli Despres, Writer and Editor

Red Army

Eli Despres, Editor

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The Trial of Saddam Hussein

Elyse Steinberg, Director

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They Call Us Monsters

Eli Despres, Editor

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Couples Therapy

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres, Executive Producers & Directors

“The power here is the reality of it all, the rawness and ridiculousness of the human condition … it’s one of the most intense, complex moments I’ve ever seen on TV … ” – New York Times

PLAY

The Fight

Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres / Directors & Producers

"You'll cheer and cry." - Variety

PLAY

Weiner

Josh Kriegman, Director & Producer & Cinematographer | Elyse Steinberg, Director & Producer | Eli Despres, Editor & Writer

“MESMERIZING . . . the best documentary about a political campaign ever made.” - Indiewire

PLAY

Blackfish

Eli Despres, Writer and Editor

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Red Army

Eli Despres, Editor

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The Trial of Saddam Hussein

Elyse Steinberg, Director

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They Call Us Monsters

Eli Despres, Editor

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