Natalie Ancona is a Los Angeles and Berlin-based editor and writer, interested in crafting films that expand our understanding of the human experience, from social impact stories to observational verité films. 

Most recently, Natalie was Editor of Bottle Conditioned (Docville, SIFF) directed by Academy Award-nominted Jerry Franck. She is also Editor and Writer of From This Small Place (Heartland, Montclair) directed by Taimi Arvidson and supported by IDA, Women in Film, IDFA Forum, BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, and AmDocs Film Fund. Currently, Natalie is working on an immersive short film set on a farm in Virginia, with Chef’s Table director Abigail Fuller.

Other editing roles include Grammy Award-winning QUINCY (TIFF) and Havana Libre (Big Sky.) Natalie was also Assistant Editor on Sirens (Sundance,) Amazon Prime’s Val (Cannes,) The Mars Generation (Sundance,) and several Netflix series.

Natalie has worked with filmmakers such as Davis Guggenheim, Chris Smith, Rashida Jones, Clay Tweel, Kelly Loudenberg, Christina Burchard, Michael Barnett, and alongside Emmy Award-winning editor Mohamed El Manasterly (The Square.) In 2019, she was named a Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Mentee, through which she was mentored by Inbal Lessner and Alex O’Flinn.

Outside of the edit bay, Natalie is a member of the Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE). She volunteered on ADE’s Mentorship committee to give aspiring AE’s and Editors access to education and connection. You can also find her taking long walks through Silver Lake, drawing on the floor, or falling down a musical rabbit hole. 

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