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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.

Our new documentary series, COUPLES THERAPY, airs on SHOWTIME Fridays at 10pm.

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

Director & Producer

Elyse is a DGA-nominated director who was named one of Variety's "Top Ten Documakers to Watch." She directed and produced the WEINER (winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). Most recently she created, executive produced, and directed the Showtime documentary series COUPLES THERAPY. 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.

Sean McGing

Co-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.

Josh Kriegman

Director, Producer & Cinematographer

Josh Kriegman is a DGA-nominated director who was named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Documakers to Watch.” He directed, shot, and produced WEINER (IFC/Showtime), which won the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and was shortlisted for the Academy Award. Most recently he created, executive produced, and directed the Showtime documentary series COUPLES THERAPY. Prior credits include producing for the PBS series NEED TO KNOW, and for MTV’s MADE. In a previous life, Josh was a political consultant and campaign advisor.

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.

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). Most recently he created, executive produced, and directed the Showtime documentary series COUPLES THERAPY. 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.

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).

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

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

PLAY

Blackfish

Eli Despres, Writer and Editor

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

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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