"Streetwise" Trailer

Martin Bell’s 1984 documentary “Streetwise” has been restored and will be featured at the Metrograph on July 19th. We’re happy to share this trailer that we cut for the film, which is also being added to the Criterion Collection.

Editor: Chris Franklin
Mixer: Tom Jucarone at Sound Lounge

Filmed in 1983, “Streetwise” follows the story of a group of homeless and runaway teens living in Seattle. As you might expect, the documentary presents the true look at what many were going through during that era, and still go through to this day. Filmmaker Martin Bell teamed with photographer Mary Ellen Mark and journalist Cheryl McCall to follow the group of at-risk children as they face hardships like love, poverty, drugs, and everything else a teen might go through living on the streets.

“Streetwise” was nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards that year and due to its popularity and acclaim, Martin Bell went back to work decades later to catch up with one of the subjects of that landmark feature. “Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell” continues the story of one of the “Streetwise” subjects, now a 44-year-old mother of 10 kids, reflects on her life. It’s yet another hard-hitting look at the effects of life on the street as a young woman grows into an adult.

“Streetwise” and ‘Tiny’ will arrive at Metrograph on July 19.

Chris Franklin
"The Little Mermaid" 30th Anniversary

We’re honored to share this tribute to “The Little Mermaid” on it’s 30th anniversary since the film’s release. We had so much fun collaborating on this piece with the team over at Terri and Sandy.

Editor: Chris Franklin
Director: The Mercadantes
Colorist: Lez Rudge at Chimney Group
Mixer: Tom Jucarone at Sound Lounge

Chris Franklin
Big Sky Edit Appoints Molly Mitchell as First-Ever Head of Sales

Big Sky Edit in New York has appointed Molly Mitchell as its first-ever head of sales. Mitchell joins Big Sky from MacGuffin Films and Assembly where she represented directors for commercial production. Mitchell will lead sales, PR, events and be involved in production at Big Sky. 

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the new growth taking place within Big Sky. There's a shared vision and instant trust. I'm exactly where I need to be," said Mitchell.

Alongside Mitchell is executive producer Sarah Van Tassel and editors Chris Franklin, Ben Jones and Valerie Lasser with head of production Ali Corsie. 

"In today's marketplace, we felt it was integral to bring on a Head of Sales to continue our growth and expansion," said Van Tassel. "Meeting Molly, we knew immediately that she would be a perfect fit within our culture. She has a deep knowledge and respect for post production, in particular editorial, which is important to us. But foremost, she's passionate, smart, and strategic, and we're very excited to collaborate with her in our next chapter at Big Sky."


Big Sky Edit is a full service film editing post production company with full 2D and 3D graphics, sound design and HD finishing. Big Sky's work includes advertising, feature films/documentaries, and music videos. Big Sky is located by Bryant Park in Manhattan. 

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AICP Post Awards Shortlist

We’re proud to share that we’re shortlisted in four categories in this year’s AICP Post awards!

Editor Ben Jones is nominated for his work for Heineken in the New Media - Vertical category, while editor Chris Franklin has been nominated for his “People in Denial” piece in the Cause Marketing category. Chris is also nominated twice for the Nationwide spot “Goals” in the Monologue/Spoken Word category and Best of East. Take a look at all three spots below and stay tuned for the award results on May 16th!

Editor: Ben Jones
Director: Joachim Back
Colorist: Tom Poole at Company 3
Mixer: Tom Jucarone at Sound Lounge

Editor: Chris Franklin
Director: Mark Albiston
Colorist: Chris Ryan at Nice Shoes
Mixer: Tom Jucarone at Sound Lounge

Editor: Chris Franklin
Director: Frank Todaro
Colorist: Chris Ryan at Nice Shoes
Mixer: Tom Jucarone at Sound Lounge

Chris Franklin