Brian Funck is an editor and producer of award-winning documentaries for film and television. Recent projects include the three-part series, My Brother’s Bomber, which won two Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Brian was an editor and co-producer of the PBS-Frontline documentaries, Confronting ISIS and Separated: Children at the Border, both of which won a Peabody Award. He was lead editor on the six-part Netflix series, Who Killed Malcolm X? (Emmy nomination), which was instrumental in reopening the assassination case and led to the exoneration of two men who’d been wrongly convicted and imprisoned over fifty years earlier. Brian was editor and co-writer of I.M. Pei: Building China Modern for PBS-American Masters (CINE Golden Eagle winner) and After the Fall: HIV Grows Up, which won a SIMA Award for Best Editing Documentary Short. He was also an editor on Happy Valley, which premiered at Sundance, and a contributing editor on Long Strange Trip, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award.
Brian is regularly involved in the heavy lifting stages of post-production: finding the story, combing interviews and transcripts, helping to create a workable structure. An experienced musician and music editor, he also frequently collaborates with directors and composers to help craft and edit a score that complements the film.
He lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife Sara Hendren and their three children. Photo by his seven-year-old son.