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Phillip J. Bartell Guest Filmmaker

March 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Phillip J. Bartell, Editor


Join us for a Zoom conversation with editor Phillip J. Bartell. Phillip will talk about his work as an editor on narrative and documentary features, episodic television and directing a series for a social platform. After the conversation, we will have 15 minutes of Q&A. This talk is part of our Guest Filmmaker Week and is made possible with the generous support of UCI Illuminations, and produced in partnership with DigiFilm Society at UC Irvine.

The event is free and open to the public.
Space is limited. RSVP below.
Zoom link will be emailed at 12:15pm on the day of the event.

Phillip J. Bartell is a Los Angeles-based editor, writer, and director of narrative and documentary feature films, and episodic series for streaming and social platforms including Hulu, Netflix, Facebook, Wolfe, and Strand Releasing. He edited the Sundance films Bad Hair (Justin Simien), Emerging Voice winner Dear White People (Justin Simien), International Audience Awards winner Undertow (Javier Fuentes-León), and Save Me (Robert Cary). As an editor, Bartell has worked with directors, including Barry Jenkins (Dear White People, Netflix), Susan Johnson (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix), David Gordon Green (There’s Johnny, Hulu), and Catherine Hardwicke (Miss You Already). He edited the documentary feature I Am Divine (Jeffrey Schwarz) about the legenarday LGBTQ icon, actor and singer Divine.

Bartell’s directing work includes a 10-episode season of Facebook Watch’s Skam Austin, the feature Eating Out 2, and two short films “Crush” and “LTR” distributed by Strand Releasing. He has co-written four of the feature film series Eating Out, and was a staff writer on the Logo series Rick And Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in the World.

Digital Filmmaking is a Department of Art program in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. The DigiFilm program is focused on developing diverse voices, diverse stories, and unique approaches to filmmaking.


March 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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