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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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, SEAN MCGING, DELANEY LYNCH, MAYA SEIDLER

We’re a veteran team with a tight collaborative bond dedicated to innovative, dynamic storytelling.

Elyse Steinberg

Elyse Steinberg

Director & Producer

Elyse directed and produced WEINER (winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). She directed the acclaimed feature documentary THE TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN (PBS,) an exposé on what really happened at the former dictator’s trial. Her other credits include directing & producing for MTV, A&E, and the PBS series NEED TO KNOW where she focused on issues of prison reform and juvenile justice.

Josh Kriegman

Josh Kriegman

Director, Producer & Cinematographer

Josh directed, shot, and produced WEINER (winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the Academy Awards), his first independent feature documentary. He has previously directed non-fiction film and television, including for PBS and MTV, where he produced episodes for the 2010 Emmy Award-winning season of MADE. Prior to that, Kriegman worked as a political consultant and campaign advisor for local and national candidates.

Eli Despres

Eli Despres

Director, Producer & Editor

Eli Despres co-wrote and edited WEINER (winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). He co-wrote and edited BLACKFISH (BAFTA nominated and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). His other writing and editing credits include RED ARMY, the upcoming THEY CALL US MONSTERS, the emmy-winning investigative journalism series EXPOSÉ (PBS), feature documentary CITY LAX (ESPN), short documentary AT RISK (ACAP) and the fiction feature WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FOR GIRLS (ContentFilm/Image Entertainment), which he also directed. Eli was nominated American Cinema Editors’ Documentary award in 2014 and 2017.

Sean McGing

Sean McGing

Associate Producer & Cinematographer

Sean was co-producer, assistant editor, and shooter for WEINER (winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). His other credits include documentaries for PBS and HBO. 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.

Delaney Lynch

Delaney Lynch

Associate Editor

Delaney was the associate editor for COUPLES THERAPY. Before documentary features, she was an assistant editor for branded content on FX Network. Her first feature doc was UNREST (Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing) in 2016 and she was the associate editor on SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD in 2017.

Maya Seidler

Maya Seidler

Producer

Maya was an associate producer on COUPLES THERAPY. 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).

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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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

The Fight

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

“You’ll cheer and cry.” – Variety

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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After the First 48

Elyse Steinberg, Producer

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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

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The Fight

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

"You'll cheer and cry." - Variety

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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

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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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After the First 48

Elyse Steinberg, Producer

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They Call Us Monsters

Eli Despres, Editor

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