EDGELINE FILMS

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

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

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

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 of 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 juvenile justice and prison reform.

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 (Cannes 2014, Sony Pictures Classics), the upcoming THEY CALL US MONSTERS (PBS), 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 for the American Cinema Editors’ Documentary award in 2014 and 2017.

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 previously directed non-fiction film and television for PBS and MTV, where he produced 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.

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). 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

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.

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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After the First 48

Elyse Steinberg, Producer

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They Call Us Monsters

Eli Despres, Editor

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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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Get In Touch

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